Last week I had posted my Watermelon and Feta Cheese Summer Salad Recipe which was appreciated by a lot of you. Many had requested me to share more such fresh salad recipes to beat the heat. It’s practically impossible for me to eat anything greasy and rich during summers. I can simply live on fresh salads. They not only soothe my soul but are a great detox. I can have one meal of just salads. This apple celery salad is very simple and requires no spadework and can be made in a jiffy. The dressing of Mustard Vinaigrette pairs so well with the sweetness and crunch of apples and the zing of celery.

Every salad needs that nutty flavour which balances the acidity and the crispness of vegetables. The toasted walnuts and pomegranate actually perform this role and trust me they are good. I will be posting more such salad recipes so keep watching the space and subscribe to my social media handles on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


1. Core and chop some fresh apples and place them in a salad bowl. Also add celery leaves and its tender stems.

2. Add chopped and toasted walnuts to the bowl along with pomegranate arils.

3. For the dressing add honey in a separate bowl and to this add dijon mustard sauce.

3. Squeeze in a juice of lemon and also add olive oil. Whisk everything together.

4. When you are ready to serve pour this dressing over the apple celery mix and toss everything well. 

5. Serve as it is.

Other Salad recipes you can try are:Watermelon and Feta Cheese SaladThai Green Papaya Salad RecipeCharred Peppers Salad with Anchovy White BeansCouscous Salad with Chickpeas in Lemon Olive Oil VinaigretteFresh Mexican Black Bean & Mango SaladSautéed Red Bell Pepper and Olive Pasta SaladSundried Tomatoes Pasta SaladGrilled Chicken SaladIndonesian Style Patni Red Rice Salad With Boiled Eggs in Pomegranate Molasses Sauce , Apple Spinach & Cranberry Salad.


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I have been doing a food consult for an Organic Village Resort in Mukteshwar, Uttrakhand by the name DyoIt’s a gorgeous property in the middle of an Apple orchard spread over 25 acres. It’s a divine lap of nature with organic fruits and vegetables. They offer ‘farm to table’ experience to their guests. Everything you eat there is all grown organically in the property. If you are travelling to this part of the country you must ensure you spend a few days with them for a ravishing experience into the wild. 


When I went for my food consult last month I picked up two boxes of Apples for myself and my family. Apart from making other amazing dishes with Apples I utilized them in making this huge batch of delicious Apple Butter. It came out creamy, spicy and lip smacking. I smeared on my toast and for a second I was in heaven. You can use this to make Pan cakes, Cakes, Brownies and many other things.  This is usually made in a slow crockpot overnight. However I made it in a normal saucepan and it was still delicious and super quick! So if you have apples in abundance put them to right use by making this tempting Apple Butter.


1. Take some fresh apples and wash them thoroughly under running water.



2. Cut them into four pieces and core them discarding the seeds.Do not remove the peels.



3. Further cut them in cubes and set aside.

4. In a large pan add the cubed apples and add ground cinnamon and cloves.



4. Squeeze in some lemon juice and add salt and maple syrup. 




5. Combine everything together and cover the pot with the lid and let it cook on low flame for 30 minutes to 45 minutes or until everything is squishy squashy. Do not forget to stir it from time to time. Caution! at this point of time your house will start smelling like a cinnamon Bomb! Ummm aaha!



6. I also added additional brown sugar to make it a lot more sweeter. You can skip it if your apples are very sweet and your maple syrup gives you the desired sweetness. You will now notice your apples are bubbly and syrupy. Continue to cook till the syrup is reduced.



7. Once that syrup has reduced you know your apples are ready to be pureed. Put them in a blender and make a smooth butter like puree. 




8. Let it come to room temperature before you transfer it to glass mason jars. Keep them refrigerated and it stays good for months. Just remember to use a clean, dry spoon before taking it out of the jar. Enjoy the deliciousness. 

Other recipes using apples you can try are: Apple CrispApple Raisins Streusel BreadApple Bulgar PuddingApple & Cinnamon Pancakes.


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