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June 27, 2014

Apple Summer Salad

Delicious Summer salad with Apple, Pineapple and more ~ drizzled with a light Poppy Seed dressing

I shared this delicious and very refreshing salad over at DIANE'S VINTAGE ZEST a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with you too.

Kids are especially very fond of this Apple Summer Salad as it is packed with not only Apples but with Pineapple as well.

Delicious Summer salad with Apple, Pineapple and more ~ drizzled with a light Poppy Seed dressing

Living in sunny South-Africa we have great weather just about year round - with the exception of a few weeks of low temperatures during Winter (which has started on June 1st ).

That being said, we do a lot of outdoors cooking, no matter the weather, especially over the weekends when we have lots of braaing (BBQ-ing) going on whilst watching a couple of Rugby games.

We enjoy this salad not only with grilled meats, but as a side salad to many pasta dishes as well.  Pasta dishes are normally filling enough to be served on it's own, but I do like to add a small side salad bowl to the meals as well. A something refreshing and crunchy is always welcome with a saucy pasta.

Apple Summer Salad

Serves : 6


1 Green Apple, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup Pineapple pieces
1/2 cup Celery Stalks, chopped
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 cup English Cucumber, chopped/diced
2 Handfuls Lettuce, torn

1 TB Caster Sugar
1 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
1 t Light Olive Oil
1/4 cup Low-Fat Sour Cream
1 t Poppy Seeds


1.) Toss together the Apple, Pineapple, Celery, Tomatoes, Cucumber and Lettuce in a large mixing bowl - transfer to a salad serving dish.
2.) Combine the Caster Sugar, Vinegar, Oil, Sour Cream and Poppy Seeds until creamy - let stand for 5 minutes - drizzle over the salad.

Serve chilled.


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Delicious Summer salad with Apple, Pineapple and more ~ drizzled with a light Poppy Seed dressing


  1. Oh that sounds great, thanks for the recipe!

  2. Oh delcious, crunchy sweet apples in salad

  3. I am so jealous that you have so much good weather! This salad looks perfect for summer, and delicious! :)

  4. Salads that contain fruit are always a real winner for me. That dressing looks delish too!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  5. Linda this look so refreshing & healthy too! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us at the Inspiration Monday party!

    xo, Tanya

  6. I've been seeing so many summer salads and lots with cucumber. This is a great combo for a salad. I found your recipe over at the Create, Link, Inspire Tuesday link party at Naptime Creations. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link Have a wonderful day!!

  7. I love salads like these!!!! I'd love it if you shared this on Worthwhile Wednesdays

  8. I have had a similar salad and loved it! This sounds so sweetly crunchily healthily delish!

  9. Another great salad Linda! If you haven't already come over and share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope to see you there.

  10. This looks very refreshing! No wonder the kids love it! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. This looks so refreshing, Linda! We're in the middle of summer here in the states so I know a lot of us would love this on a hot summer day!

  12. Your weather sounds very similar to Phoenix! :) We only have a short time of "cold" weather, although it's not that bad compared to the rest of the country! Your salad sounds like it would be great for anBBQ!

  13. I just love your Apple Salad, it looks delicious! Hope you have had a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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