Cool, refreshing, light and fulfilling all at once. Oops, I forgot to say "luscious". You can make this fantastic salad for just one or a whole group. I love to make it for a mid morning or afternoon snack. This last week at the Remembering Pan Retreat we made a bunch of it, receiving raves from everyone. The way we got it into this cool mold was to place the entire mixture into a strainer/colander. With a couple shakes the weight of the salad molded the mixture into the shape of the strainer/colander. Then we turned it upside down on to a plate. There was juice left at the bottom of the bowl, which we just poured on top of the salad mold. We topped with coconut flakes and served it proudly. Here is the basic recipe serving 1 or 2
2 tbsp raw almond butter
1 lemon juiced
Grate apple. Set aside. Mix almond butter with lemon juice to make a thick gravy. Add to the apple mixture. That is all you need to do. Stir and enjoy.
Add raisins, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, or any other dried or fresh fruit. The almond butter/lemon juice gravy is what makes the fabulous sweet/sour flavor. Enjoy.
Now if you want to get more decadent, add raisins, chopped almonds and some coconut flakes.