Sunday, 23 December 2007

Ginger Apple Salad

Here's an simple salad that is very refreshing with a nice ginger bite. Has anyone noticed that I am a fiend for ginger? If the Australian Ginger Marketing Board wants to hire me for 6 months to write them a cookbook, I want them to know I am absolutely available. Call me, eh mates?

Apples are Fresh Produce of the Month at An Italian in the US; this is my submission. If you are looking for more apple dishes, check them out and don't forget to check my other posts on Apples, Pears and Quinces as well.

6 servings
20 minutes
Gingered Apple Salad1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup orange juice

2 stalks of celery
1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
1/2 cup walnut pieces
4 large apples
4 leaves of lettuce

Grate the ginger into a medium sized bowl. (All the ingredients will end up in it.) Mix in the honey and the orange juice, until the honey dissolves. I find that one of those little Moroccan tangerines give just the right amount of juice.

Wash and chop the celery and add it to the bowl. Mix in the cranberries and walnuts. Wash the apples, core them and dice them. Mix them into the salad.

Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and arrange them on the serving bowl or plate. Pile the salad on top to serve.


Kevin said...

This salad looks good. The addition ginger sounds interesting.

chemcookit said...

Thank you so much for such a delicious entry! I love salads that contain also fruit. :)