This is a super simple salad to make but it is really refreshing and tasty. I messed up because I forgot to take a good picture of what the salad looks like when it is tossed, but either way you should get the idea from the two pictures provided. For the most part all you do is toss all the ingredients together to make a salad, the only trick is preparing the apples because if you do not prepare them correctly the apples will brown which isn’t appetizing.
My favorite apples to us in this recipe is Honey Crisp Apples, but if you can’t get them you can also use Golden Delicious or any apples that are sweet and crispy. Before you cut your apples prepare a bowl with cold water and vitamin C, if you actually have vitamin C tables you can crush them up and add them to the water but I just use an Emergency Vitamin C packet. You can use any Vitamin C supplement that dilutes well in water. Add some salt into the water as well and stir it around. Cut your apples into bite size slices and make sure to remove the core (seeds). Immediately after you cut your apples put them into the acidic water solution and make sure they are completely covered for a few minutes. The Vitamin C will help protect the apples from browning, this is the same logic as to why you add lime juice into guacamole.
There isn’t really a secrete to the proper portions because that is completely up to you. Some people might want more apples and other people might want more pecans. Personally I like to have an equal blend so every bite is well balanced. The only other trick is to make sure not to use too much dressing. For the dressing I use a pamagranit vinaigrette but you can use any sweet fruity vinaigrette you like (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry). It is always best to add a little dressing and toss then add more if needed, you can always add more but you cannot take back once you’ve added it so do not over dress the salad. This salad goes very well with Thanksgiving dinner or any other meal that needs a refreshing salad.
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