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Apple And Walnut Salad

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A lovely crisp and crunchy salad.

Summer is fast approaching in Western Australia so salads are making a come back. I find that fussy kids are more likely to eat salad when it features fruit and nuts!

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced finely

75g walnut halves, broken a little by hand

150g baby spinach

2 spring onions, finely sliced

a handful of roughly chopped coriander

DRESSING

2 tablespoons olive oil

juice of 1/2 a lime

salt and pepper

Method

Take a dry frying pan, add the nuts and heat gently over a medium heat until a little roasted, remove from the pan and set aside to cool.

Layer up the salad, leaves apple, nuts, onions and coriander.

Combine the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.

Serve immediately or the apples may brown.

Spinach and Lentil Salad With Apple and Persian Feta

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Another favourite salad that is surprisingly filling thanks to the lentils.

You can use tinned lentils if you prefer, probably two tins, drained and rinsed well.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

100g dried brown lentils

200g baby spinach leaves

1 Granny Smith apple, finely sliced

100g Persian marinated feta

4 tablespoons oil from the feta

zest of a small lemon

2 teaspoons lemon juice

salt and pepper

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped roughly

Method

Pour the lentils into a pan and cover with at least double depth of water.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 35-45 minutes until cooked through but not squishy.

Drain in a colander and then run cold water over them to cool down quickly. Set aside to drain completely.

Make the dressing, combine the oil from the feta, lemon juice, rind, salt and pepper.

Plate up the salad, spinach followed by lentils, apple and then feta.

Drizzle over the dressing and then sprinkle with the fresh dill.