double apple and six grains salad

By • January 11, 2011 • 2 Comments

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Author Notes: Hirosaki City of Aomori prefecture (Japan) is where I was born and is the place where Japan's most famous apples are grown. I tend to stick to the famous saying of 'one apple a day keeps the doctor away' with my true love for the fruit and by constantly coming up with varieties of apple recipes. Apple is also said to belong to the 'Yin' group (of Yin & Yang), meaning that it will keep your body warm. So with the blend of fresh apple flavor and nutty hearty grains, this recipe is the perfect choice to keep you warm and energized throughout the winter season! YuY

Serves 2

Salad

  • 1 apple
  • 1 handful mint
  • 2 handfuls almond
  • 1.5 cups 6 grains mix
  • 0.5 onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 piece dried chilli
  • 1.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoons salt

Dressing

  • 1 apple
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. To prepare all ingredients...Cut one apple into small dice-sized cubes. Chop up the mint leaves. Finely slice the onion and sautee until lightly browned. Cook six grains in boiling water until al dente. To make the caramelized almond...Halve all almonds, lightly toast in a pan and throw in the butter, melt it, add sugar and caramelize. Add the cut chilli pieces into the caramelized almond.
  2. To make the dressing...Grate one apple in a bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Throw in all the salad ingredients to the dressing. Mix well and sprinkle the caramelized almonds on top and serve.
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over 3 years ago YuY

Thanks Sagegreen :-) It's my first time posting my own recipe on food52. Hope this'll make it to everyone's recipe notes!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I love your story. This looks great, too.