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Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce

This week on Food Files, I bring you another healthy dish – Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce. What I love about this dish is that it is quick and easy to make. You can vary your sauce, create it from scratch, or use any of the delectable gourmet sauces from Robert Rothschild Farm. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’d know that the East Coast of the US has been pummeled by snow for the last 2 weeks or so. When folks are snowed in, one thing they do, amongst many other activities, is to cook a tasty meal; ideally a warm meal. I was tinkering around in the kitchen and I wanted a healthy dish that was easy and warm. I had a basket full of Gala, Pink Lady, and Fuji apples and I thought they would go well with a salad. I checked out my veggies and decided to heat up some mixed veggies and add them to the mix. Then the sauce idea occurred to me and … Voilà! … the recipe below.

“I love to take something ordinary and make it really special.” Ina Garten

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce - Ingredients

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce – Ingredients

6 Apples cored and diced ( I like Gala, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, and Fuji)
1/4 Teaspoon coarse Kosher Salt or Sea Salt (or sprinkle to your taste)
1 cup each of diced Carrots and Green beans,
1 cup each of Peas and Corn
Robert Rothschild Farm Chili Lime Sauce
Serves 4

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Ready to Eat: In 10-15 minutes
Heat/steam the veggies on the stove till they are cooked to your taste. I like mine crunchy. Drain and set aside. In a large mixing bowl add the diced apples, 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt, the cooked veggies, and 3-4 Tablespoons of the Chili Lime Sauce. Mix the ingredients well with a metal or wooden spoon and serve while warm. The combination of the cold apples and the warm veggies with the tangy, spicy lime sauce is a dish to savor. In case you were wondering, the Chili Lime Sauce has the following Ingredients: (Water, Cider Vinegar, Onions, Sugar, Canola Oil, Garlic, Lime Juice (from concentrate), Cilantro, Salt, Chipotle Peppers, Cumin, Thyme, Xantham Gum, Black Pepper, Crushed Red Chili Peppers, Oregano, and Citric Acid). My Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce can be eaten as a main dish with Avocado slices and a protein of your choice or as a side dish with Pasta, Rice, Quinoa, or any grain you love. Enjoy! Bon Appétit!

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“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce - Ingredients

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce – Ingredients

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce - Ingredients

Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce – Ingredients

What I love about gourmet sauces is that they use excellent and/or organic produce for the mixes. Often they are low-fat and delicious. Another sauce I love from the company is their Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Sauce and I will be presenting you with a dish made with that sauce soon. Look out for my delicious recipes coming your way. If you love using sauces, Robert Rothschild Farm offers a wide range of sauces/mixes and recipes you can try. Here are a few Chili Lime Sauce Recipes from their site. Let me know what you think. Do you prepare dishes with sauces? What type of sauces do you like? Do share.

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85 Comments leave one →
  1. 08/02/2015 2:25 pm

    Oh! That looks so tasty.

  2. Carol Loves to Travel permalink
    08/02/2015 2:39 pm

    That looks delicious……. 🙂

  3. Masshole Mommy permalink
    08/02/2015 2:48 pm

    That is an interesting combo. I could go for some of that. It sounds light and refreshing.

  4. Tanya Coffman permalink
    08/02/2015 3:17 pm

    Not only does this look so yummy, I love how healthy it is too!

  5. Ben Butler permalink
    08/02/2015 3:48 pm

    That looks delicious! I’ve never tried a salad like this, and I can’t wait to see if it tastes as great as it looks!

  6. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    08/02/2015 4:16 pm

    Oooo this sounds pretty yummy!!! I love anything apple and chili so both together…. Omg yummy!!!

  7. 08/02/2015 4:35 pm

    Your apple salad looks so delicious and easy to make. I definitely will have to give it a try some time during this week for lunch. Honestly, I have never had apple salad before. Diane Sullivan

  8. Debbie Denny permalink
    08/02/2015 4:58 pm

    OMgoodness/ That looks so good. Awesome recipe.

  9. 08/02/2015 7:27 pm

    This sounds like a tasty salad. I LOVE the flavor combo.

  10. Jenny permalink
    08/02/2015 8:17 pm

    I have never heard of Chili Lime Sauce before!! That sounds delicious and like the perfect lunch!

  11. 08/02/2015 10:43 pm

    I bet this tastes as great as it looks. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. 08/02/2015 11:11 pm

    Looks tasty and yummy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful apple salad I really want to try it.

  13. 09/02/2015 1:14 am

    This sounds delicious and simple, way too much salt for me though especially as the sauce contains it as well!

    • 09/02/2015 1:27 am

      Thank you for catching that one Gilly. It was meant to read 1/2 a teaspoon or to taste. I don’t measure mine. I take a sprinkle and decide. Btw, did you get my email from last night? Please advice. Thank you! 🙂

  14. Fi Ní Neachtáin permalink
    09/02/2015 1:48 am

    I’m not a big fan of apples but this looks so healthy. I would have never have thought of combining apple with some of my favourite vegetables. I must make this for my son 🙂

  15. 09/02/2015 4:28 am

    Great pics…and this sounds delicious! Such an interesting combination of flavours!

  16. savingcmncents permalink
    09/02/2015 5:15 am

    This sounds so good, light and refreshing, especially with the crazy amounts of snow we keep getting. I love Robert Rothschild Farm sauces and this Chili Lime sauce sounds delicious!

  17. 09/02/2015 9:15 am

    Yum. Sometime those simple dishes are simply THE BEST! 😉 Looks delicious.

  18. 10/02/2015 3:22 am

    I love the combination of flavours – chili always goes down very well here! I will try to make this.

  19. 11/02/2015 10:35 am

    Salads with apples are one of my favorites and I eat them often. I would have never thought to add a chili lime sauce to a salad. Looks very tasty.

    • 11/02/2015 12:38 pm

      A sister in crime! Haha! I love that combo too. The Chili Lime was a new experiment and I loved it so much that I had to share it. 🙂

  20. 11/02/2015 3:20 pm

    I love apples so I know I’m gonna like this. Thanks for sharing.

  21. luckyseventen permalink
    15/02/2015 4:38 pm

    This looks like an awesome mix of delicious and healthy. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    05/03/2015 3:23 pm

    Now that looks delicious and healthy. I love to try your recipe, looks healthy.

  23. justamom8225 permalink
    05/03/2015 5:59 pm

    That looks pretty good. I don’t do a lot of apple related cooking unless it’s the fall, but I just might have to try this one out.

  24. Liz Mays permalink
    05/03/2015 7:02 pm

    This is just the kind of meal I would love to have. I need to get my hands on some chili lime sauce too.

  25. Christina Aliperti permalink
    05/03/2015 7:37 pm

    That salad looks so yummy! I love chili lime sauce, it makes everything taste extra good!

  26. rochkirstin permalink
    05/03/2015 8:28 pm

    I love that the colors of the food on the plate looked so vibrant and appetizing to eat. It’s for sure a tasty meal that’s at the same time healthy.

  27. ninasaysblog permalink
    05/03/2015 9:25 pm

    I have never had an apple salad before. It looks mouth watering! Thanks for sharing.

  28. 05/03/2015 10:00 pm

    Such great flavor bursts. I’m pinning this one to try later.

  29. Beth permalink
    06/03/2015 8:45 am

    That looks delicious– and healthy!! I’ll be making this for lunch one of these days 🙂

  30. Kelly Hutchinson permalink
    06/03/2015 10:10 am

    This salad looks so light and refreshing. I think the sweetness of the apples and the kick of the chilis would be great together.

  31. Michelle Varga permalink
    06/03/2015 4:14 pm

    That looks so delicious! I’d love to try making this on the weekend!

  32. Alysia permalink
    06/03/2015 11:14 pm

    Wow, strange flavor combo but this could be so cool! I wouldn’t have thought of it.
    I love the idea of the chili lime sauce on pork- that would be fantastic. In fact, the apples would also be fantastic with pork.

    Man, now I just want to eat some bacon.

  33. bonniegowen permalink
    07/03/2015 5:06 am

    That looks really good. I will have to see if I have everything I need to make this, this weekend.

  34. Ashleigh permalink
    07/03/2015 6:04 pm

    I love apples. This looks like a great new way for me to try them more often.

  35. Kourtney permalink
    08/03/2015 6:57 am

    Omg this sounds super yummy!!! That chili like sauce sounds amazing!!!

  36. Chene Atkins- Whittington permalink
    08/03/2015 9:04 am

    This looks really good! I love apples and salad so this would be a perfect lunch idea for me and my little ones.

  37. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    08/03/2015 9:05 am

    This sounds and looks super good. My family would love it but I don’t eat anything with vinegar. Thanks for sharing.

  38. 08/03/2015 12:52 pm

    Now this looks like something I would eat every single day. Absolutely gorgeous!

  39. lisa permalink
    08/03/2015 7:19 pm

    This looks amazing! I know what I am making for lunch tomorrow!

  40. OurFamilyWorld permalink
    08/03/2015 7:28 pm

    This looks so tasty. I will be making this for my family soon.

  41. NPC permalink
    10/03/2015 9:43 am

    I love quick and easy meals. This is so hearty. One for the recipe book!

  42. JessicaACassidy permalink
    23/05/2015 3:41 am

    I want to try this. It looks so good, healthy and delicious.

  43. michelle co-huertas permalink
    26/05/2015 8:40 pm

    Gotta try this soon. looks yummy.

  44. Chef Mireille permalink
    05/08/2015 2:32 pm

    what a healthy and delicious salad. I could go for this right now

  45. Stace Werner permalink
    20/09/2015 6:09 pm

    The chili lime sauce sound so good. Perfect addition to this dish!

  46. bethanysdelk permalink
    04/10/2015 4:47 pm

    I’ve never had a dish like this before! Looks tasty! I’ll definitely have to try it. Yum!

  47. Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille) permalink
    22/10/2015 9:00 am

    sounds like a great sauce – and I love the salad you have put together to go with it

  48. parentingpatch permalink
    27/01/2016 5:28 am

    The mix of flavors in this dish sound interesting. I have never tried apples with chili and lime.

  49. Kristen Wilson (@k10wilson) permalink
    28/01/2016 3:13 pm

    Not big into spicy foods but the blend sounded so interesting had to check it out!

  50. Kylee Cooks permalink
    26/03/2016 5:30 am

    This looks so delicious! I must try this myself!

  51. crystal permalink
    23/10/2016 7:29 pm

    This looks and sounds super delicious. I’ll be trying this one

  52. Wanderlust Vegans permalink
    21/01/2017 3:21 am

    That looks like like an excellent combination. I would have never thought of an apople salad but the chili lime sauce makes it sound very appealing.

  53. Tereza permalink
    17/05/2017 9:21 am

    What an unusual combination for a salad! It does sound really delicious though – definitely will give it a go, even if just for one bite to see what it’s like:) x

  54. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty) permalink
    12/06/2017 12:20 am

    I had never thought of apple in a salad, as in savory salad but that is a good idea. I am usually not into sweet/savory dishes but I could give salad i go! xx corinne

  55. 10/11/2017 3:14 am

    I never would have thought to put apples with vegetables! Sounds good with that sauce though!

  56. Ithfifi permalink
    01/02/2018 10:04 am

    Wow this looks delicious and so healthy, I’d never have thought of adding apples to my salad but I love the idea of getting more fruit into my daily diet with my usual lunch salad!

  57. Emily Fata permalink
    02/02/2018 5:49 pm

    Oh wow, this isn’s a combination that I would have though of, but after reading up the details, it sounds DIVINE! I’ll have to try this myself one of these days. 🙂

  58. kumamonjeng permalink
    06/04/2018 12:31 am

    This look super easy to make, apples plus vegetable. I don’t quite like the pea so I won’t add that in but would put in more corns as I love them! Thanks for the recipe, simple and healthy!

  59. Holly permalink
    06/04/2018 3:07 pm

    Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

  60. Kristy B permalink
    19/04/2018 11:40 am

    I would have never thought of mixing vegetables with fruit like that. It sounds like an interesting combination and that sauce sounds really good.

  61. Everything On A Plate permalink
    28/07/2018 8:38 pm

    This is so interesting! We had not thought of teaming these Ingredients together at all

  62. Judy Schechter permalink
    14/08/2018 9:42 am

    It looks fresh and delicious! Shared on Facebook !

  63. faithhopelove627 permalink
    03/09/2018 6:39 pm

    This looks so delicious! I will be trying this recipe out. With fall coming, it looks perfect for the fall season!

  64. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    16/10/2018 9:50 am

    This recipe sound so original and tasty! I love apples and limes but never combined them. I need to make it!

  65. Marcie permalink
    02/11/2018 8:44 am

    What a colorful plate of food! So important to “eat the rainbow!” This recipe looks fabulous!

  66. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    07/11/2018 1:27 pm

    This sounds like an interesting salad. Other than fruit salad I’ve not had any others that I recall with apple. What a great idea, i love the addition of the chilli and lime.

  67. Jennifer permalink
    29/11/2018 7:07 pm

    That chili lime sauce sounds absolutely delish! I love apple salad but that totally just stepped up its game!

  68. Emily Fata permalink
    29/07/2019 2:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks like such a great recipe! It’d be perfect to make for the summer get-togethers that I love to host.


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