Be gone, afternoon slump, apple ginger salad

January 10, 2011

Author Notes: With the afterglow of our weekend group, this recipe evolved as a late lunch today. It is proving to be the antidote to an afternoon slump. The apple supplies the freshness, while the ginger adds a perky snap. Ginger's Kitchen

Serves: 1


  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • half a large honeycrisp apple (or other crisp apple likeFuji)
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • sprinkle of fresh milled pink peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons excellent quality olive oil
  • squeeze of lemon, preferably Meyer's
  • 1 ounce broken pecans, dry pan fried


  1. In a small bowl create a bed of baby spinach leaves.
  2. Using a mandolin finely slice the ginger, red onion and apple on top of the spinach. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Quickly pan fry the pecans and add them to the salad.
  4. Drizzle the cider vinegar and the olive oil over the top of the salad. Finish with a squeeze of lemon.

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2 Reviews

gingerroot January 17, 2011
What a lovely, bright, simple salad. I can almost taste this.
Sagegreen January 18, 2011
Thanks, gingerroot. Although I made this back in Amherst, I thought it was inspired enough by our earlier weekend collaborative salad-palooza, that I listed it as Ginger's Kitchen!