Apple Zucchini Salad

Apples are in abundance everywhere I look this fall season. I’ve already made an apple crisp, and apple ginger cake, and I’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, yet I have lots of apples in my fruit basket. That’s why when I stopped by my friend Rose’s place for lunch to celebrate our mutual friend Devi’s birthday, I came up with a recipe that used lots of apples – an apple zucchini salad.

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Devi’s Birthday Lunch Pics

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Here is a look at the menu for our little birthday get together.

Fall-inspired Lunch Menu for Devi’s Birthday

Butternut squash soup – Rose
Scones – Rose
Apple zucchini salad – Me
Crustless quiche with asparagus, gruyere and cheddar cheese – Rose
Mango rice – Devi
Fresh cut fruit – Devi
Peach blueberry crumble – Rose
Coffee/Tea

Apple zucchini salad tastes great, looks great, and is sweet and refreshing too. The vinaigrette adds a nice tang to the apples and zucchini adding a kick of flavor boost to the dish. Give it a try.

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Apple Zucchini Salad
serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet juicy apples cut into thin slices.  I used Fuji and Gala.
  • 1 zucchini cut into slices
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • White balsamic vinaigretteWhite balsamic vinaigrette
    • 4 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic
    • Salt and pepper
  • or Honey vinaigrette
    • 4 tbsp vinegar
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Make the vinaigrette and set aside.
  • In a bowl toss together cut apples, zucchini and shallot with 1 tsp dried oregano.
  • Next add the vinaigrette and mix into the veggies. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30-minutes for the salad to marinate, preferably longer.
  • Serve chilled with garnish of fresh herbs.

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Cook’s Notes:  To turn the apple zucchini salad into a tossed- green salad, simply add some lettuce, spinach, kale or any salad greens of your choice and toss all ingredients together before serving.

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10 thoughts on “Apple Zucchini Salad”

  1. Swati, your last comment is a hoot! Yeah, I don’t think Hitesh would like that very much!😂

    Back to business – the Apple/Zucchini salad was delicious and refreshing! Kalpana is the authority on salads and this one does not disappoint. Thanks for sharing the recipe!😘

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    1. 😀 Rose, my gosh thanks for you generous compliment! I’m so glad you and Devi liked the salad, you two are my “guinea pigs” when I make new salads and want to know if its worthy of being blogged 😘

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