Saturday 7 July 2018

Recipe: Apple, Grape and Celery Salad

I first tasted this salad on Eid day at my brother’s house.  My sister-in-law’s brother and sister had made a salad each and asked us which was best.  Her brothers salad was the winner and we liked it so much I have made it twice since.  Once for a healthy potluck at work and again for our Eid party last week.

It’s sweet and slightly spicy, it has celery which I don’t normally like the taste of but works fine in this.  A few of the ingredients I added myself, but as always with salad if you add a few or leave a few elements out it still usually works.

- liberal handful of greens – I use spinach, rocket, lettuce or a mix of these
- two handfuls of grapes, washed and sliced into circles
- half cucumber peeled and diced.
- one apple, diced thinly, I leave the peel on as the colour looks nice
- 4-5 sticks of small thin/mini celery cut into slices
- 1-2 spring onions, sliced  
- 2-3 small radishes sliced into rounds, if large, then half or quarter and slice
- handful of pine nuts (optional)

- Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- tablespoon of olive oil
- tablespoon of honey
- quarter teaspoon of salt
- half teaspoon of coarse pepper
- one to half teaspoon of chilli flakes (optional)

Mix all of the salad ingredient in a bowl
Mix the ingredients for the dressing and add to the salad ingredients, give it a good mix.
Allow it to sit in the fridge for the flavours to mix and to chill for at least ten minutes.

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