Caramelised Apple and Walnut Salad, with Raspberry Dressing and Sesame Croutons

As mentioned, I was disturbingly dedicated to this salad. Whilst living in Costa Rica I would ride 20k a day to acquire it.  I’m not even exaggerating.

I’d wake up first thing in the morning and think ‘salad’.

It needs every ingredient to be special and it’s worth taking the time to bake the croutons, which you can also use in other salads or for a quick bite when you’re running out the door. They’re great for kids and very quick to whip up.


Raspberry Dressing

1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 of cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar or alternative sweetener
1/3 cup of oil


Apple, sliced
Pinch of sugar
Cos lettuce
Sesame Croutons


Raspberry Dressing

Thaw raspberries if frozen. Blend all ingredients, set aside.


Assemble lettuce as base. In a frying pan gently caramelise finely sliced apple with a pinch of brown sugar and set aside to cool. Then, dry fry walnuts until toasty. Stack apple and walnuts atop of lettuce base, sprinkle sesame croutons on top and drizzle with raspberry sauce.

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