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Festive Apple Salad

Festive Apple Salad

By: Naomi Sherman

I live surrounded by apple orchards, so this is the perfect festive salad for my family. I buy my apples and juice from a roadside stall not two minutes from my home — but you can get yours at the supermarket. This salad is fresh and light, perfect for a hot summer feast.



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  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cloudy apple juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • 2 medium red apples, sliced into thin slices
  • 120g baby spinach/rocket/mixed salad leaves
  • 50g feta
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils


  • To make the dressing, place all ingredients into a jar and shake well.
  • Place the pepitas in a dry pan over medium-high heat and toast them, shaking regularly, until they are fragrant.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Sit apple slices in lemon water until ready to use.
  • Place the salad greens into a large serving bowl.
  • Lay the apple slices on top in pretty fans and then top with crumbled feta, pomegranate arils and toasted pepitas.
  • Just before serving, drizzle about a third of your dressing over the top and use your hands to toss until the salad is evenly coated.
  • Note: The extra dressing will keep in the fridge for up to a week.


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Naomi Sherman

Naomi Sherman

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