Apple and bean salad

Every other week, when I walk down the fruit and veg isle looking for inspiration, I always seem to hover around the apples and land up buying a pack.

And every other week that pack goes bad, but I keep buying them and then I keep throwing them out. I might eat an apple now and then but other than that my fruit tooth and my sweet tooth are in constant battle and my sweet tooth always ALWAYS wins.

This morning, when my mother was eyeing the fruit bowl and me and telling me to stop buying apples, because they keep going bad and no one seems to want to eat the apples.

I decided that I would put the last good apple to good use to make myself feel good about not throwing out all the apples. My mother was unconvinced by my thought process, but I was convinced.

I came across this salad in Nadiya’s recipe book, it was easy and it was the perfect dish that would use up the last of the peppers and the last of the red onions. Win win in my books.

When I put this on the supper table my dad was a bit confused because he saw apples and red peppers and he refused to touch it, when I kept trying to dish up a spoonful he threatened me that if I did not stop trying to force feed him, he would lose his appetite and then like a small child he had one roast potatoe and one drumstick with a half a roll to show me a point.

Unfortunately I am not scared, I will just put the salad in a dark container and give it to him as his work lunch, and then he will have no option but to eat it. There are many ways to skin a cat or should I say to hide food.

All in all, I loved this salad, it was so light and crunchy and fresh.


  • Juice and zest of 1 lime.
  • 1 x green apples, cored and cubed.
  • 1 x tin haricot beans, drained and rinsed.
  • Handful chopped coriander.
  • 1 x red onion, peeled and cubed.
  • 1 x red pepper, deseeded and cubed.


  • Toss everything together in a bowl till well combined.
  • Place in a serving dish and pop into the fridge to chill before serving.

Tell me what you think of this recipe