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green apple salad

From the June 2005 issue of the BBC Good Food Magazine.  Recipe by Gizzi Erskine.

ready in 15 minnutes; serves 4

2 shallots, finely sliced
1 TBS vegetable oil
5 sharp green apples such as Granny Smiths, cored and cut into thin strips
1 TBS lime juice
6 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 TBS dry roasted peanuts, crushed
handful of coriander leaves, chopped

FOR THE DRESSING:

1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp sugar
1 TBS fish sauce
juice of two limes

  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 and season to taste.
  2. Fry the shallots in teh oil for about 5 minutes until they are crisp and golden brown. Then remove them fromt he pan with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen roll.
  3. Toss the apple in the lime juice then mix with the tomatoes and the dressing.
  4. Spoon the apple and tomato mixture onto plates and top with the peanuts, shallots and coriander.

Per serving: 152 calories; 3g protein; 21g carbs; 7g fat (1g saturated fat); 3g fibre; 1.4g added sugar; 0.9g salt

You may wish to serve this with thai spicy sauce made as follows:

Make a smooth paste from 2 finely chopped bird's-eye chillies and 2cm finely chopped ginger either by pounding with a pestle and mortar or in a food processor. Add 1 tsp golden caster sugar, 2 TBS fish sauce and 1 TBS lime juice.

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