Garden Tomato Salad with Shiso
Purple Daikon Radish Salad
Stir Fried Potatoes with Shishito Peppers
Air-Fried Sweet Potatoes
Air-Fried, Twice Cooked Potatoes
Black Bean, Cuban Style
Miso Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa
Apple Mint Salad
This is a very simple, refreshing salad made mainly with apple, fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh mint. This salad is a great side dish for any occasion, especially with grilled meat or poultry…the refreshing and crisp apples with a hint of mint is very invigorating with fatty meal, giving the meal a nice balance.
I learned this recipe with my little sister when she brought a large bowl of this apple salad and we all loved it…I could not believe that such a simple recipe with only a few ingredients could be so good. The combination of the crispy apples with orange and a hint of mint is so pleasant for the palate. I meant to share this recipe a while ago but somehow never got to it…and now with July 4th approaching it is a perfect occasion to do so.
Mint…I love growing all kind of herbs, as a matter of fact I have a bunch of different herbs, more than I can ever use…it is so nice to be able to just pick what I need and use…anyway, let’s move to the recipe, which is not much of a recipe…just adjust to your taste…
- Apple as many as you need, preferably Fuji, Honeycrisp, Jazz or any crispy type.
- Freshly squeezed orange to coat the apple
- Fresh mint, to your taste
- Salt, just a pinch
- Olive oil, drizzled
Peel and core the apples, slice then thinly and cut into matchstick. Use a vegetable slicer or mandolin. Place them into a bowl.
Squeeze the orange juice over the apples and toss gently until the apples are coated with the juice.
Add a bit of salt and olive oil.
Toss in the thinly cut mint, mix gently. Serve cold.
I hope you enjoy this simple and healthy recipe using apple, you might want to take a look at Zucchini Ribbons Salad recipe.
Did you know that apples are high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants. Therefore apples may help your heart health and reduce risk of developing cancer.
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Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts
If you do not care for Brussels sprout, this recipe will change your mind…by simply placing the sprouts in the air fryer and you will totally change your mind about not liking Brussels sprouts.
Lately I try to add Brussels sprouts on our table, and I have tried so many recipes, from stir-fry to roasting, and I have to admit that I am very impressed when I air fried it. I already air fried Brussels sprouts many times, and now I got it really working well. On my first attempt, I treated the Brussels sprouts as I usually do when roasting in the oven…and realized that the loose leaves would be too well done for our taste (burned) and that we enjoy more the loose leaves as they carry more flavor and its crispy texture. Well, this was an easy solution…just peel off the layers of leaves and separate the leaves from the buds and treat them separately in the air fryer.
It is well worth the “double” stage cooking, as each part of the Brussels sprouts are cooked to precision, to serve just mix them together and you will not be able to stop easting until all the Brussels sprouts are gone, and with not additional dressing or sauce…just as it is!
Oh yes, I wanted to share with you about the knife sharpener, Any Sharp that I received to try…nothing is more annoying than having a dull knife. I was pretty happy with this knife sharpener, it is small and come in a variety of colors…and yes, it even sharps serrated knife which I used on my bread knife. I like that the fact that it is small (easy to store) and secure to the counter when in use. For more detail please check AnySharp site….and yes, I did use the sharpener before cutting my Brussels sprouts…
- Brussels sprouts
- Olive oil
- Pepper, fresh ground
Wash and dry the Brussels sprouts buds. Cut the tip and peel the leaves as much as you desire and place them in a separate bowl.
Cut the remaining buds in half or quarters according to its size and place is another bowl.
Add olive oil, salt and pepper in both bowls and toss until the leaves and buds are lightly coated.
Preheat the air fryer to 375F.
Air fry the buds for approximately 10 minutes. Shake the basket once in between. Once fried, remove and place them on the serving bowl.
Add the loose leaves to the air fryer basket and cook for about 5 minutes, make sure to check and shake the basket 2 to 3 times in between y as it can burn easily.
Add the air fried Brussels sprouts buds back to the basket, shake to even and air fry to another minute or two.
I hope this simple recipe for Brussels sprouts will change your mind and you will incorporate sprouts in your diet.
Did you know that Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables? Some basic research suggest that cruciferous vegetables contain chemicals that might help prevent cancer.
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