Whether you love salads for their nutritional value, their ease of preparation, or because they are simply fun and delicious — spring is here and it’s officially salad season!
Many salad recipes include diced or sliced apples in their ingredients list because apples offer bright sweet flavors and a crisp texture that naturally complements leafy greens. They are also packed with nutrition and health benefits! Apples are full of fiber, fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free.
A lesser-known fact is: some apple varieties are better in salads than others! When choosing the perfect apple for your next salad, two key elements should be considered. First, the apple slices should stay firm and hold their shape. Oftentimes, salad ingredients marinate in dressing before eating. Mealy apples will lose their crunch and not offer the crisp juicy texture we all love. Second, the apples should avoid turning brown after being cut. The fruit will appear much more fresh and appetizing if it is glistening and gold, rather than quickly turning brown!
One apple that not only exceeds these salad ingredient qualifications, but has exceptional flavor, is SugarBee®!
SugarBee® is a new variety of apple that is quickly winning over hearts and taste buds around the world! This new entry into the apple market inherited its crispy juiciness from its famous mom, the Honeycrisp apple. It’s sweet flavor with a hint of honey, touch of caramel, and a pinch of molasses will have you exclaiming, “Oh Honey, THAT’S good!” A touch of acidity adds a complexity that will make you crave your next bite. What’s more, SugarBee® apples are excellent slicing and baking apples! They are packed full of flavor, are slow to brown, and hold their firmness when added to fresh or baked recipes.
We compiled 5 of our favorite salad recipes where SugarBee®’s star-quality flavor and crisp texture can shine! Which one of these apple salad recipes would your family love to see next on the dinner table? Comment below and be sure to tell us what you think!
This vibrant crunchy salad is packed with healthy antioxidants, Omega 3s and micronutrients! Dress the salad before serving or, if you prefer a softer consistency, similar to coleslaw, dress the salad 10-15 minute before serving to allow the kale and cabbage to marinate in the dressing a bit.
This unique and nutritious salad includes instructions to make your own quick-pickled apples! Serve immediately or allow this quinoa and kale salad to marinate overnight to deepen the flavors! A nutritious and fun addition to any meal featuring our very own SugarBee®️ apples.
Cored and diced SugarBee® apples add a sweet and crisp twist to a long-time favorite recipe! Serve chicken salad immediately on salad greens with extra dressing on the side.
by Averie Sunshine
Created by Averie Sunshine, this recipe features so many great flavors and textures! It includes juicy apples, salty white cheddar cheese, chewy orange-flavored dried cranberries, and almonds for extra crunch. We are certain SugarBee®️ apples would be the perfect match for this already wonderful salad!
Sweet juicy SugarBee® apples complement the green flavors of celery and cucumbers in this fresh salad. Serve on a bed of greens with extra dressing or as a side salad to brighten up any meal!