The best varieties of apples to use here are ones that are sour yet sweet, and have some crunch, such as Pink Lady or Red Delicious. If you choose to go for a more tart variety like Granny Smith, I would suggest to possibly reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar a tiny bit, whereas I would add just a splash more when preparing this recipe with a very mild flavoured variety of apples, for instance Golden Delicious.
There are several ways to enjoy this salad:
Serve it in a big bowl with some Hazelnut Pear Flatbread, a few slices of Raw Sesame Buckwheat Bread or some Raw Carrot Cumin Crackers on the side, or turn it into a massive wrap and use the dressing as a dip sauce. Or skip the mixed lettuce and fill the rest into a mason jar to take with you as a yummy snack on the go.
Oh, and if you like the salad dressing, make more of it and store it refrigerated for up to a week to drizzle over everything or dip crudites into it!
Recipe how to make Apple – Avo – Cucumber Salad
Ingredients for this salad recipe:
*mustard: use whole grain or dijon
How to make this salad recipe:
* Notes: *
C = cup, 240 ml
1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP
1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP
TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp
tsp = tea spoon, 5 ml
“soft dates” = medjool are usually best. If necessary, soak briefly and drain. The soaking water is super sweet by the way!
Liquid of choice = water, coconut water, plant milk
Sweetener of choice = dates or other dried fruit, rice syrup, xylitol, stevia, coconut nectar, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey (not vegan)