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Recipe: Sage, apple and walnut salad




3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

5 sage leaves, roughly torn into small pieces

1 crunchy eating apple, cored and cut into small slices

3 tablespoons walnut oil

1 tsp white wine vinegar

1 sage leaf, finely chopped

1 small red onion, finely chopped

mix of multi coloured lettuce leaves

salt and pepper


What to do:

In a small non-stick pan lightly toast the walnuts, torn sage leaves and apple, keep tossing them in the pan so they don't stick.  Once slightly softened remove from the pan and set aside.

In a jam jar add the oil, vinegar, finely chopped sage, salt, pepper and finely chopped red onion.

Shake until well mixed.

Tear the lettuce leaves into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl.  

Pour over the oil mix and using your hands toss the leaves and mix together.  

Top with the lightly toasted walnuts, apple and sage.



I love sage, to me it conjures up images of wise women and robed monks wandering around in medieval gardens.  This herb has long been used for food, medicinal and spiritual purposes.  If up til now, it has only been a bush in your garden, or you've only eaten it in stuffing, then I encourage you to try some new recipes.  This is a lovely one from McVicar (2012) Jekka's Herb Cookbook.

I've adapted the method slightly as like shaking jam jars!


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