Pink Apple Salad

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The first time I saw pink apples, I knew I needed to share them with the Instructables audience.  I asked my friendly produce manager, "What does one do with pink apples?"  And this is what he told me.  Almost literally.  He didn't say "Make a salad."  He just started listing ingredients.  

So that's what I made and boy, oh boy, was it amazing.  Ok, so I added the pecans and swapped a stronger goat's cheese for feta, and I didn't have the recommended lemon juice, so I used white balsamic vinegar.  Still fantastic.  

Pink apples are very tart and lend a real brightness to this salad (both visually and tasteually - pretty sure that's a word).  If you can find them in your local market, you're one lucky dog.  Try this salad tonight!


1 pink pearl apple, peeled and sliced thinly
Big ole mess of mixed greens
1 spring onion or tiny red onion, sliced thinly
1 Tablespoon goats cheese
1 handful pecans (toasted opt)
Lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil (opt)
Fresh cracked pepper

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    8 Discussions

    Gorgeous! I'll be on the look for some pink apples at my local farmer's markets as we get into apple season.

    I've also been doing a little research on some old apple recipes, and found a clever way to make red apples turn pink. Poach red apples with the skin on, and then carefully peel off the skin to reveal a "blushing" apple. Can't wait to give both types of pink apples a try.

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    Lindie

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I never saw a pink apple. But I'd better find one quick, so I can make this salad for Randy when he comes in for the Maiker Faire! Maybe he can bring me a red apple? Looks delish!

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    sunshiine

    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is right up my alley! It looks amazing. My problem . . . . I really doubt I can find them in our stores here. I do plan on checking.

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    tqwerty

    7 years ago on Introduction

    This looks AMAZING!!

    When I saw the subscription update in my inbox I was intrigued to find out whether it were to be the apples that were pink, or in fact the whole salad itself.

    Sure got me to this page fast!

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    zurichko

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Sure makes a pretty pic. So are these different from pink lady apples? Are these in season right now? I wonder if they would turn to mush in a pie....Oooh..pink apple pie...I'll have to see if my grocer carries them.