This Heirloom Apple Salad Recipe stars the Pink Pearl apple. They add stunning, beautiful color and delicious flavor, though you can use any seasonal apples you’d like to.
Inspiration for Pink Pearl Apple Salad
Have you ever opened a beautifully wrapped gift to find something so stunning, and so unexpected inside, that it takes your breath away?
This is exactly the experience I had first time I cut into a Pink Pearl heirloom apple.
Pale yellow with a subtle rosy hue on the outside, you would never suspect the deep, vibrant tie-dye-like, dark pink flesh waiting on the inside.
Its unexpected beauty is stunning.
Pink Pearl Apples
What do Pink Pearl Apples taste like?
Crisp, sweet and tart with notes of honey, this aromatic apple tastes like it was just pulled from a branch.
I’m grateful to Frieda’s Specialty Produce for sending me a selection of their heirloom apples to sample, and for introducing me to this super special Pink Pearl.
Whether in my Fall Chai Apple Cake or a salad such as this one, the flavor of an apple will brighten any dish.
And of course, Pink Pearl apples are incredibly good simply out of your hand, too.
Can you use other apples in this Heirloom Apple Salad?
Of course as much as I’m loving the unique look of the Pink Pearl apples in this heirloom apple Salad, you can use any other apple you’d like to also. Whatever you find that’s the best in your market.
I think a Granny Smith might be nice in this salad also because their tart flavor would be delicious with the subtly sweet dressing.
Enjoy every bit of this heirloom apple salad!
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This is not a sponsored post, I’m simply taken with the beauty of these apples.
Pink Pearl Apples are the star of this Heirloom Apple Salad Recipe. They add beautiful color and delicious flavor, though you can use any seasonal apples you'd like to.
- ½ cup pine nuts
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 Pink Pearl heirloom apple, or any other delicious apple you like!
- 2 ounces broccoli micro-greens, washed and dried
- ⅓ cup goat cheese, crumbles
In a small dish, use a fork or a whisk to blend the mustard, honey, salt and vinegar together. Gradually add the extra virgin olive oil, whisking as you go. Season with freshly cracked black pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and add the pine nuts to a baking sheet or dish.
Drizzle the 1 tablespoon of honey evenly over the pine nuts.
Roast the honey-coated pine nuts in the preheated 350 degree F oven until they are golden brown, about 4 minutes.
Wash, dry, and cut the apple into 14 to 18 thin slices.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl toss the dressing with the apples, greens, goat cheese and honey-roasted pine nuts.