A delicious summer salad made with caramelised Bramley Apples and packed with giant wholewheat cous cous, Wensleydale cheese and walnuts.
Summer has most definitely kicked in here in the UK. The BBQ’s are being dragged out of the shed and the picnic blankets are being shaken down, all ready to enjoy some al fresco eating while the weather is so good. I’ve teamed up with the iconic British brand that is Bramley Apples to bring you a delicious apple salad recipe that’s perfect for this time of the year.
Incredibly, the Bramley Apple has over 200 years of heritage but is still just as relevant to cooks today as it was back then. Bramley Apples are such a versatile ingredient and they are just as tasty in a classic pudding as in something more exotic. It’s also the best apple to cook with as it high malic acid content and lower sugar levels produce a stronger tangier tasting apple after cooking, making it ideal to caramelise.
The caramelised Bramley Apple wedges make the perfect starting point for this delicious salad. The tangy flavour pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the Wensleydale cheese. The wholewheat cous cous makes this dish hearty and filling, while the walnuts and pomegranate seeds add a really satisfying crunch. All together this makes an impressive but super easy salad, perfect to share between two people as a meal or between more people as a side salad.
For lots more recipes using Bramley Apples check out www.bramleyapples.co.uk. They have lots more ideas for your BBQ or picnics this summer including Bramley Apple & Goat’s Cheese Tarts, Caribbean Sticky Spare Ribs and Bramley Burgers with Apple Sauce.
For the full recipe for my salad check out the video or written instructions below. If you try this recipe please do let me know what you think and share your pictures, recipes or top tips on social media using the hashtag #LoveBramely.
- 2 Bramley Apples
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 head of gem lettuce
- 200g cooked wholewheat cous cous
- 100g Wensleydale cheese
- 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped
- 50g walnuts
- handful of pomegranate seeds
- Cut each of the apples into quarters and then cut each quarter into three wedges.
- Melt the butter and honey in a frying pan or skillet. Add the apple wedges and cook for 2 - 3 minutes on each side, until they start to soften. Do not overcook them or they will start to fall apart.
- Cut or tear the lettuce and place it on a large plate. Add the caramelized apples, cous cous, cheese, cherry tomatoes and celery.
- Sprinkle the walnuts and pomegranate seeds on top.
- Serve immediately.
DISCLOSURE: THIS POST HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH BRAMLEY APPLES AND I HAVE BEEN COMPENSATED FOR MY TIME INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN. ALL VIEWS AND OPINIONS ARE HOWEVER MY OWN.