Savory Green AppleĀ Salad

October  5, 2015
2 Ratings
Photo by Annada D. Rathi
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 1 cup
Author Notes

Green apple salad tastes slightly tart, slightly sweet and slightly hot, a delightful combination. More importantly with a crisp bite to it, this salad ends up being a side dish in itself. —Annada Rathi

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium Granny Smith Apple grated
  • 1 tablespoon powder of roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 dash turmeric
  • 1 thai chile pepper diced fine (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black/yellow mustard seeds
  1. Squeeze out liquid from grated Granny Smith apple. No need to peel the apple skin as the flecks of skin will provide nice color contrast to the apple flesh.
  2. In a bowl mix the grated apple, peanut powder, lime juice and salt. If you cannot have peanuts, substitute with same proportion of almond powder. No need to toast almonds before use.
  3. In a small pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds and cover the pan with a lid as mustard seeds will start popping. Once the popping stops, add turmeric and chile pieces and turn the heat off. Pour this seasoned oil over the apple mixture.
  4. Apart from providing a rich golden color to the salad, the seasoned oil brings all the ingredients to a homogeneous whole.
  5. Make this salad right before eating.

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4 Reviews

dymnyno September 30, 2018
This sounds delicious! I am definitely trying this very soon!
Annada R. October 1, 2018
Thank you very much! You can substitute green apples with grated carrots, grated cabbage, cauliflower, diced cucumbers and tomatoes too! Enjoy!
Annada R. December 13, 2016
About 1/2 teaspoon black/yellow mustard seeds should be good enough. I apologize for not stating this in the original recipe. Thank you for pointing that out.
CondimentQueen December 12, 2016
This looks interesting but can you please tell me how many mustard seeds? Thx!