Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Japanese Apple Salad


Nothing says Fall better than a basket full of apples of any kind.  My favorite type has always been Fuji apples.  They are crisp, juicy and sweet.  I’m indifferent toward starchy food, I guess.  Another favorite fruit of mine in the Fall are pomegranates.  They are sweet, tart and juicy.  I love the way they pop in my mouth.  I say, they’re even better than eating popping candies. Not to mention, they are good for you too.


I’ve been enjoying this salad for many years. Usually, I toss in some cooked shrimps and blenched green beans when I’m serving them as dinner.  But as a light brunch or a meal in between, this is just as delicious and satisfying.  In this recipe, I used the Japanese Mayonnaise and some curry powder.  I found that the Japanese Mayo is more flavorful and creamier than the regular ones; Which fits this recipe much better, especially one without too many ingredients.  The pistachios add a nice crunch and the pomegranate are just fun to eat as they pop in my mouth. 


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Japanese Apple Salad:  Printable Recipe
Makes 4 Servings

2 Fuji Apples, diced
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 California Avocado, diced
1/4 cup Japanese (Kewpie) Mayo, such as this one
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup pistachio, shelled
a handful of pomegranate seeds

Toss apple and avocado in lemon juice right after they’re diced to prevent browning.  Stir in Japanese Mayo and curry powder.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Top salad with pistachio and pomegranate seeds and serve chilled.


  1. Oooo...such beautiful salad. I love salad nad yours look incredibly good. thanks for sharing.
    Hope you're having a great week ahead.

  2. A delicious and eye catching salad. That's one I'd definitely like to try.

  3. What a lovely salad! I love pomegranates too so this salad looks right up my alley!

  4. The apple salad looks beautiful, and the recipe sounds fabulously yummy, Amy!

  5. Looks absolutely delicious!

    ♥ sécia

  6. This looks so wonderful, I love the pomegranate! Thanks for recreating my recipe and for submitting to Kitchen Play!

  7. The pomegranate is like little ruby sitting on the salad. lovely :)

  8. That salad looks so delicious. I love apples in my salad. Come over and visit us. We have an amazing apple cake reciope that will be the best you have ever tasted. I guarantee.

  9. These are beautiful AND look tasty! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck!

  10. Beautiful salad! I love using pomegranates, they add such a bright color to any meal.

  11. Hi Amy,
    Your Japanese Apple Salad looks very good. I like the combination of the pomegranates and pistachio paired with the curry will make this a very different but delicious salad. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week end.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. What a lovely, lovely salad. I can't wait to try this. The combination of the pomegranate seeds and the greens with the apple make such a beautiful salad that it looks like it should be painted for a still life. I just made a maple syrup roasted pumpkin salad.

  13. Wow what a beautiful looking salad! And with those ingredients it sounds delicious, I'll definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for posting!

  14. To be honest, I don't usually like sweet salads. But I love pistachios, and your recipes have never steered me wrong before, so maybe I'll have to try this salad out!