Ingredients for the salad
1 green apple, diced
1 long red radish, peeled and diced
1 white radish, diced
1 green tomato, diced
2 plump red tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons red cabbage, chopped or sliced
2 medium red onions, sliced or diced
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
Ingredients for the dressing
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped finely (if using dry thyme, use 1 teaspoon)
1 fresh red (or green) chilli
2 teaspoons ginger, grated
a small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic
salt to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
. To begin making the Green Apple Salad first wash the vegetables well and prepare them. Remove the pith and seeds from the peppers. Slice the eyes off the tomato. Peel the white radish but not the red. Core the apple without peeling it and dice it.
. Next, dice all the vegetables for the salad into small similar size pieces and place in salad bowl. The Broccoli florets should be cut vertically to retain its shape, but into very thin slices.
. Place all the chopped vegetables in a large salad bowl and refrigerate till ready to serve.
. To make the Salad Dressing, first mince the Ginger and hope up the cilantro. Slit the chilli lengthwise and de-seed it.
. Smash the garlic along with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, with a heavy ladle or other heavy implement, to bring out the fresh flavours.
. In a smaller mixing bowl, pour the lemon juice, add the smashed garlic, ginger, chilli and zest and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
. Slowly drizzle the sesame oil into the dressing, whisking continuously till the juice and oil blend and emulsify.
. Sprinkle in the chopped cilantro and thyme and mix. Store the dressing in the refrigerator till ready to serve.
. Dress the salad only when ready to serve. Pour the dressing on the salad and gently mix it in with the tips of your fingers. Cover and chill till ready to serve.
. Serve Green Apple, Radish & Pepper Salad on a hot day and it can make a refreshing meal all on its own.