Green apple salad

Green apple salad

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(4 ratings)

Ready in 15 mins


Serves 4
Use sharp green apples for this Thai-inspired dish - and serve alongside meat and fish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal152
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars1.4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.9g


  • 2 shallots, finely sliced



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 sharp green apples, such as Granny Smiths, cored and cut into thin strips



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts, crushed
  • handful coriander leaves, chopped

For the dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. To make the dressing, whizz together the garlic, chilli and sugar in a food processor to make a rough paste. Add the fish sauce and lime juice, then season to taste.

  2. Fry the shallots in the oil for around 5 mins or until they are crisp and golden brown. Then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Toss the apple in the lime juice, then mix with the tomatoes and dressing. Spoon onto plates and top with the peanuts, crisp shallots and coriander.

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14th Nov, 2016
really nice salad great accompany to a pork belly
24th Jul, 2011
The dressing was a bit too spicy for my taste although I do love my spice.. If we make it again we'll deseed the chili's.
25th Oct, 2009
THis salad is stunning - really easy to make nd very refreshing accompaniment to a thai curry. the dressing is delicious as before an apple per person is a bit too much. will definitely make this again and again
27th Aug, 2009
I had a Thai evening for 8 and made this salad. Sweet & crunchy with a zing and the crispy just fried shallots on top were yummy. It was the perfect accompaniment to the Thai steamed fish. See the menu below, all recipes are from this website. Now about to print this recipe out for my friend who cant wait to eat it again. STARTER - Spicy Prawn Soup MAIN - Thai Style Steamed Fish, Jasmine Rice & Green Salad DESSERT - Fruity Coconut Creams
23rd Apr, 2008
This is an excellent recipe and works really well as an accompaniment to Thai or other Asian dishes. Also really easy to prepare. I would say that you need 1 apple per person, I think the recipe calls for slightly more.
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