Summer Apple, Carrot and Walnut Salad
This is a fabulous salad. It’s fresh, crunchy, juicy and perfect for a warm evening. Plus it’s so easy to make and it will wow your friends and family. I love the addition of fruit in salads and apple has to be my favourite.
-200g mixed salad (a mix of crunchy and soft leaves work well)
-1 orange pepper
-1 Royal Gala apple
-50g baby tomatoes
-On a large plate sprinkle out the mixed salad.
-Chop up the tomatoes and pepper. Add to the salad.
-Using a peeler, peel the carrot and keep peeling all the way through to make lovely strips.
-Cut the apple and remove the core. Thinly slice the apple. I used the mandoline to get them beautifully thin. Sprinkle with lemon juice to stop it browning. (The lemon juice on the apple works incredibly well with the salad dressing below.)
-Add the apple to the salad.
-Chop up the walnuts and sprinkle them over the salad.
-60ml olive oil
-20ml balsamic vinegar
-1 teaspoon of sugar
-half a teaspoon of mild/medium mustard
-Put all the ingredients in the bottle and give it a good shake.
-Have a little taste to see if’s right for you. I like a more vinegary dressing so I usually add a splash more of vinegar.
-Dress the salad and serve straight away. If you have any left over it will last in the fridge for a few days.
If you are intrigued to try some more fruity yet savory salads here are some of the best from brilliant bloggers-
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