June 25, 2012

Celery and Apple Salad {SRC}

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Monday, Monday, Monday. I don't want Monday to come.
I cant believe the weekend is gone already, but you also know what that means... it's Secret Recipe Club reveal day!!!
Today I am really excited to introduce to you Sally from Bewitching Kitchen. Sally's blog has recently turned 3 years old so you can only imagine the delicious and wide variety of recipes that I had to choose from. There were so many authentic Brazilian dishes, being that is where Sally was born and raised but she also has had the opportunity to live in Paris as well as here in the state for many years and her recipe index truely reflects her different tastes.
I had a tricky time trying to choose what I would post for my SRC reveal for two reasons, first obviously being that some of Sally's recipes hooked me and had me drooling. Secondly, I just started weight watchers to shed those extra pounds before wedding day, which scarily is only 3 months away... time flys when you only have 4 months to plan a wedding, move and have your newly husby deploy, yikes.
So being that I am counting those points and watching extra carefully what goes in my belly, I wanted to choose a recipe that I could make a heaping batch of to have for dinner and maybe for lunch during the week. This is how I finally landed on Sally's Celery and Apple Salad. Yum.

It just sounds delicious doesn't it, nice and crunchy and perfect for these miserably hot days? (I hear thunderstorms are coming in tomorrow so hopefully it will break up this muggy heat).
This salad absolutly held up to it's expectation. It was light, refreshing, and being that there are really only two major ingredients and I bought them fresh... the salad had such a crisp taste, it was fabulous. I decided to add freshly grated peppercorn romano instead of the black sesame seeds purely for personal preference but try a bunch of toppings and see what you like. Thanks Sally for showing me this salad and letting me poke around this month at all your delicious goodies.
Celery and Apple Salad

1 small shallot, finely minced
1/2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
2 tbsp Champagne vinegar
6 tbsp good quality olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
4 green apples, grated
3/4 cup celery, sliced very thin
1 T freshly grated peppercorn romano cheese (or black sesame seeds)

Make the dressing by adding the minced shallot, mustard and vinegar to the serving bowl. Mix well and slowly add the olive oil, constantly whisking to form an emulsion. Season with salt and pepper, then taste the dressing and adjust seasoning as needed.

Grate the apples and add them to the dressing, mix well. Add the celery, mix, and shred romano cheese on top just before serving.

Recipe adapted by Bewitching Kitchen

Please stop by Sally's blog and show her some love on all the wonderful and delicious recipes she has and make sure to let her know I sent you.

Click here for more of my SRC reveal posts!


annejisca said...

I had your blog and featured it here: http://annejisca.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/2781/ :)

Great blog, you're doing a great job!!

Carrie Burrill said...

Wow this looks great! I love apple in any salad!

SallyBR said...

So glad you picked that recipe, it is perfect for the hot weather, don't you think?

A wedding day only 3 months away! How exciting!

Thanks for the great write up, and sorry I haven't contacted you sooner, my life is a bit frantic at the moment (moving.... what a great ordeal! ;-)

Happy Reveal Day!!!!!

Lisa~~ said...

What a wonderful sounding salad, great SRC choice.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

Cook Lisa Cook

shari@myjudythefoodie said...

yum. making this over the weekend. thanks!

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

mmm, this salad sounds delightfully light, fresh + perfect for the hot weather we're having these days. delicious!

Gingered Whisk said...

Oh, this does sound like a lovely and refreshing salad!! Good luck with all the things going on - wedding, moving and deployment! You are going to be so busy! :)

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Simple and refreshing! Perfect for summer!

Karen S Booth said...

What a GREAT recipe! LOVE it, it's lovely to meet you and your blog through SRC - visiting from group D and Lavender and Lovage! Karen :-)

sensualappeal said...

Mmm so lushiously green! Yum

Kristy Lynn said...

the rind on that cheese is absolutely picture perfect!! :) ...as is the salad, of course.

happy src reveal, friend!

Foodie Stuntman said...

Not a huge fan of celery but it looks delicious regardless. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

Kirstin said...

I have never thought to try something like this with celery...it looks good.

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious said...

Wonderful healthy choice! (Visiting you from SRC Group D.)

Vicki @ WITK said...

This salad looks great, bookmarked for dinner next week! Congrats on top 9 today!

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me the WW points on this dish please?