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Recipes Fresh From The Farm

Apple, Cucumber and Cherry Tomatoes with Honey Citrus Dressing

Recipe Courtesy of Mei Ibach
Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Arts
Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 5 assorted apples (granny smith, red delicious, Fuji, Gala or Braeburn,) cut into fine julienne
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halved
  • 2 lemon cucumber, thinly sliced of julienne
  • 1 English or Romania cucumber, thinly sliced or julienne
  • ½ cup sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped toasted peanut or almond nuts

Honey Citrus Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh chilies
  • 1 tablespoon flora honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or Verjus wine
  • Freshly ground pepper and pinch of salt to taste

Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

In a salad bowl, combine the apples, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, basil, mint, cilantro leaves and toss with the honey citrus dressing. Sprinkle the peanut or almond to top.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.