Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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.