This salad is composed of in-season fall fruit, and while delicious any of the "ber months," it is especially great for the period of time before the cool weather sets in. Fresh cut apples, blueberries, cranberries and pistachios combined with lime and honey make a refreshing treat. It's on the healthy side to boot!
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This recipe is so simple, you can make it with the kids too. (Disclaimer- make sure your kids are old enough to eat nuts.) You can also chop the fruit a bit smaller and make a salsa! Of course, you can make your own cinnamon chips, but I have the perfect chip for pair it with. Siete Grain Free Cinnamon Churro Strips. I am literally obsessed with these as they remind me of Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists I ate as a child, but much healthier! They are grain free, paleo and vegan. I don't have any relationship with the company - just sharing a fav. I linked the product on Amazon but I think they are least expensive at Thrive Market.
Apples - I used 2 medium sized Granny Smith and 3 smaller Macintosh. I think the mix of green and red is great for taste and aesthetic.
2/3 a cup of blueberries
1/4 cup of dried cranberries (To lower sugar try to find cranberries that are not sweetened.)
1/4 cup of lightly salted roasted pistachios
A few drizzles of honey
*The size of this salad feeds my family, I would double for a party.
Cut apples to desired size. Squeeze 1 lime over apples. For salsa, chop half the size of my apple pieces.
Dump 2/3 cup of blueberries, 1/4 cup of cranberries and 1/4 cup of pistachios over apples. Toss.
Drizzle desired amount of honey over mixture. I drizzled up and down from right to left and then from left to right. 2-3 tablespoons is probably sufficient.
Squeeze second lime over top. Toss.
I refrigerated the salad for a bit to let the flavors meld.
Happy Fall Y'all!