Recipes, Soups & Salads, Vegetarian
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Flame Grapes and Green Apple Salad

Yes I’m trying to show off and no the grapes are not on fire. That’s just a name for a variety of grapes that are both white and red in colour. Quite pretty really. They are also seedless and firm. Perfect for use in a salad. The tang of the green apple superbly complements the sweetness of the grapes and we bring it all together with some lovely lemon herb mayonnaise dressing.

Now I, (like most people) was not a very big fan of salads in the younger days of yore. We even called it Ghas Phoos. (Those who know, will know!). But now that’s I’ve grown older wiser, I gladly fill up my plate with the goodies. I’ve even been known to order just salad for lunch! (Ha ha ha … really got you on that one din’t I??) Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is … some salads do taste awesome! And though you probably won’t bypass a meal to eat just one, it won’t hurt to pile some on your plate. Besides this is almost a cheat salad – it has more fruit than the leafy stuff!


Flame Grapes and Green Apple Salad

Prep time: 10 mins
Serves 2

What you need:

1 cup of seedless Grapes (flame/ globe)
1 Green Apple, cut into wedges
1 big bunch of Mixed Lettuce Leaves
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
½ tsp of mixed dried herbs (oregano, rosemary, thyme)
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

What to Do:

Wash and dry lettuce leaves. (I have a salad spinner *smug*). Now combine the mayo, lemon juice and herbs in a small glass bottle. Shake well (with the lid on) to combine. You can also substitute sour cream for mayo. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Note: Always add the dressing on just before serving a salad. This will ensure the leaves are not limp and soggy but fresh and crunchy.


  1. Anonymous says

    I am a happy married female but i have fallen in love with you seeing the pics of lovely food … huh!!!


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