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Apples and dates salad

APPLES AND DATES SALAD
Written by Veronica Lavenia

Apples and dates healthy salad is a simple and delicious treat to taste as a side dish or snack. Ideal for consumption in autumn and winter, it combines the crunchiness of juicy apples, seasonal vegetables and dried fruit with the gentle softness of Medjool dates.

Dates are rich in potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. They would also have anti-inflammatory properties. Dates do not contain cholesterol and are low in fat. They are a good source of plant fibers and B vitamins, such as vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5. They also contain vitamin C. They contribute to the proper functioning of the digestive system, due to the presence of both soluble and insoluble fibers and of different types of amino acids.

Apples and dates salad: Ingredients

Serves 2

2 granny smith apples

2 yellow apples

The juice of one lemon

4 radicchio leaves

A handful of green salad,  to your choice

A handful of walnuts

4 dates

A handful of coconut flakes

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of sea salt

 

Apples and dates salad: Method

  1. Cut the apples into slices and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  2. Wash, dry and cut the vegetables coarsely.
  3. Toast the walnuts in a skillet for five minutes, without seasoning.
  4. Put all the ingredients in a bowl, season with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt. Stir and serve.

APPLES AND DATES SALAD

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based food writer, magazine contributor, some of my works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; and "Chickpea", among others.
Foodpreneur, founder of @laveniasicilianchocolate