I saw one of the chefs on Chopped (one of my favorite shows btw) make an apple-celery slaw recently. It really piqued my interest so I headed to the computer to research recipes online. Here’s my first attempt at an Apple-Celery Salad (or slaw.)
The following made enough for two servings:
- one granny smith apple
- two stalks of celery
- a small handful of raisins
- lemon juice
- extra virgin olive oil
I cut the apple and celery into thin slices about as long as the size of the apple – not very easy to eat actually. Shorter slices next time for sure.
I tossed the apple and celery into a bowl with a dash of salt, a splash of lemon juice and olive oil, a few shakes of the parsley, and the raisins, and mixed together. Easy as that!
I like the flavor of the apple and the celery together, and the lemon compliments them nicely. But I think I could do without the olive oil. Maybe I just splashed too much, or maybe it just doesn’t need it at all. I’ve seen other recipes that use yogurt in the dressing rather than oil but I didn’t have any in the house so I gave the oil a try. I think red onion would also be a nice addition depending on your tastes.
Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.
~ Henry David Thoreau