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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Apple Peppers Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salads and more salads !! While it was black rice a couple of weeks back, now it is the turn of salads to capture my imagination. In sync with my fitness resolutions for the current year, I am substituting a bowl of salad for lunch at least 2-3 times in a week. Chickpeas, kidney beans or even tofu is a regular addition to my salad bowl as these ingredients have a high proportion of protein.

However last week, I ended up missing lunch on one of the days. Being caught up with some work, I realized quite late that it was well past 3 in the afternoon. As I did not want to eat anything heavy so late in the day, I skipped the dal-chawal lunch that I had prepared for kiddo. A quick raid on the fridge did not yield my usual protein sources. But I had quite a few apples in stock. And there were the walnuts from goingnuts.in that had arrived the previous day. So, I whipped up a quick salad with the aforementioned ingredients, some leftover colored peppers and a balsamic vinaigrette. It turned out to be delectable and filling to the core

Read on for the recipe -

Preparation Time -
  • 1 apple (I used Gala, cut into thin slices)
  • 1 cup mixed yellow and red peppers (thin long pieces)
  • A few leaves of lettuce 
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
For the Balsamic vinaigrette -
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 2 pinch black pepper
  • salt to taste

Preparation - Take all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a bowl and whisk together till it forms a uniform mixture.

Toss in the apples, peppers, lettuce and walnuts in a big bowl. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette over it as per your taste.

Mix lightly and serve immediately.


  1. I love everything about this. Feel like I was there and definitely now want to try

  2. Looks yum :) will try this recipe soon


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