Apple and Ginger Salad

Apple-Ginger-SaladYou may have had apples combined with ginger in a dessert.  Here is a salad using the same flavor profiles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 crisp apple, like a Gala or a Fuji
  • 4-6 leaves of romaine or red leaf lettuce, washed and torn
  • A few snips of cilantro to garnish, optional
  • 1 T lightly toasted sunflower seeds

For the dressing:

  • 2 T olive or canola oil
  • Freshly squeezed juice of ½ lime
  • 1 t finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 t honey

Directions:

  • Core and chop the apple into bite sized pieces.
  • Combine with the lettuce in a salad bowl.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients, taste for balance and adjust if necessary.
  • Pour over the salad. Toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle over the cilantro and sunflower seeds.  Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Chill briefly before serving.
  • Serves 2.

 Skills:  making a salad dressing, tasting, chopping, whisking

Equipment:  salad bowl, whisk