September 21, 2017 1

Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts

Vegan, savory apple salad with crunchy celery and peanuts.
Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts | A savory apple salad with celery and peanuts. An easy fall salad. A naturally vegan and gluten-free hearty apple fall salad.
Yesterday I took a short drive.

Over the Mississippi River.

Just west of the city to Illinois.

To pick apples at Eckert’s Farms.

And it was real dreamy.

But does it totally kill the fall vibe here that it was ninety-seven degrees in the apple orchard? It kinda did for me. It is still so hot in the Midwest you guys. I am really craving some autumn air. I want to be chilly. I want to wear scarves. I want wear a jean jacket. And I feel like this isn’t a completely crazy ask in late-September.

But maybe it is?

Even though I really enjoy the activity of apple picking, eating them isn’t my favorite. I don’t strongly dislike them, but rarely will you find me eating them out of prime apple season. They just have to be really, really good for me to choose them as a snack. And right now the apples in my area are really, really good though. I imagine they are for you too.

The apples I picked were Golden Delicious, which makes for a great savory apple salad. They aren’t nearly as sweet as red delicious, and not as tart as Granny Smith. Somewhere in the middle with a very balanced flavor profile.

This savory apple salad combines thinly sliced celery and green onions and peanuts. It’s crunchy, sweet, slightly tart and salty. All of my favorite salad characteristics. It’s slightly reminiscent of ants on a log. Which surprisingly, I really love.

For some sweet apple action – here are a few of my favorites.

Apple Crumb Bars with Maple Coffee Glaze

Apple Cranberry Crisp with White Wine + Olive Oil

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce

Happy Autumn Equinox everyone!

Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts | A savory apple salad with celery and peanuts. An easy fall salad. A naturally vegan and gluten-free hearty apple fall salad.Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts | A savory apple salad with celery and peanuts. An easy fall salad. A naturally vegan and gluten-free hearty apple fall salad.Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts | A savory apple salad with celery and peanuts. An easy fall salad. A naturally vegan and gluten-free hearty apple fall salad.Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts | A savory apple salad with celery and peanuts. An easy fall salad. A naturally vegan and gluten-free hearty apple fall salad.Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts | A savory apple salad with celery and peanuts. An easy fall salad. A naturally vegan and gluten-free hearty apple fall salad.

Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts
 
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Recipe lightly adapted from Six Seasons A New Way With Vegetables. Any apple variety will work, but a crispy, lightly sweet yet not too tart variety like Golden Delicious is ideal. If you are allergic to peanuts, another seed or nut will work in its place.
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Makes: 4 small salads
Ingredients
  • 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, thinly sliced {see notes}
  • 5 celery stalks with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the apples, celery, green onions, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix until well-combined and then taste.
  2. Season with a hefty pinch of salt and pinch, and then mix again.
  3. Plate are garnish with peanuts.

This post is sponsored by Eckert’s Farms; all opinions are my own.

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One Response to "Savory Apple Salad with Celery + Peanuts"

  1. Reply

    Amanda

    September 22, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    Oh, I feel you! 93 degrees in Minnesota today on Sept 22. Unheard of. But global warming isn’t a thing, right?! Hah. Digging this savory apple salad. And addition of peanuts.

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