Those of you who don’t like salad as a rule: it’s time to get creative! For example, have you ever thought of adding fruit to your salad? Some of you may now wrinkle your nose, wondering whether that could even taste GOOD; let me assure you, ever since I’ve tried it once, I am continuously racking my brain to come up with new ways of including fruit in my salads.
If you are just starting out with eating salads with “new” ingredients, I’d suggest the apple as your go-to fruit. It is not too strong in its taste, and mixes with savoury ingredients nicely and mildly. You therefore don’t have to worry about your salad turning out as a fruit salad.
If you are not an apple-fan, try any of my other salad-recipes, for example my Raspberry-Drizzled Feta Salad. For everyone else: you’ll love this new combination! Check it out:
I’m salivating just looking at it! Yum!
Amazing Apple-Walnut Salad With Emmenthal Cheese
For the salad:
- half an apple, diced
- half a bell pepper, sliced
- 1-2 tomatoes, diced
- half a carrot, sliced
- 1 Tbs. maize
- 1 1/2 Tbs. chopped walnuts
- 1 piece of Emmenthal (or any other type of) cheese, sliced (see how much cheese I used in the picture below)
- 1 handful of rosso lollo lettuce (or any other type of lettuce you prefer)
- paprika, for garnishing
For the dressing:
- 1 Tbs. Olive Oil
- 2 Tbs. Apple Vinegar
- 1 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Tbs. chopped chives
- 1 Tbs. chopped green onion
- salt & pepper, to taste
For a vegan version, leave out the cheese and add more of the walnuts!
1. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing, leaving out the balsamic vinegar.
2. Wash the lettuce, and add to bowl with dressing. On top, add the carrots, tomatoes, apple, and bell peppers. Mix these ingredients with the dressing.
3. Fill into plate, and garnish with walnuts, maize, and cheese. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the whole salad, and sprinkle a bit of paprika on top.
Side note: For those of you who haven’t noticed: I use Emmenthal Cheese a lot in my recipes. This is not because I am so in love with it, but because it is a naturally lactose-free cheese. If you prefer Gouda or any other type of cheese, feel free to substitute it!
The nuts, cheese, and apples will not only fill you up, but surprise your taste-buds! You won’t ever need to say that eating salad is boring again!