“Life was much simpler when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.”
This is a refreshing summer salad that would also be tasty with chicken or shrimp or someone to make it for you and wait on you hand and foot. You might have to settle, however, for just the chicken or shrimp.
3 cups cold water
juice of two limes
2 Granny Smith apples, or other apple you might enjoy
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup parsly, chopped, or 1 T dried parsley
3 T ground peanuts
1/3 cup roasted cashews
2 T sugar
1 t salt
red pepper flakes, a sprinkle
Combine the water and HALF the lime juice. That would be the juice from one of the limes. Cut the apples into thin strips, unpeeled, and submerge in the lime water. Do this quickly as apples tend to blemish without this beauty bath.
In a small bowl combine the red onion, red pepper, mint, ground peanuts, and cashews. Mix well.
In another bowl (I hope you have a dishwasher) combine the juice from the other lime, sugar, and salt. Drain the apples, toss everything together, and sprinkle on some red pepper flakes, if desired.
This salad has just enough sweet and tart to make it a good complement to almost any meat dish. Even great as a side with sandwiches. However, it’s probably best to make just enough so it’s consumed during one meal. Not a good keeper, unlike nearest and dearest friends. What would we do without them!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.