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Shredded Green Apple Salad With Fish Sauce + Cilantro

Shredded Green Apple Salad With Fish Sauce + Cilantro 4.000

Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

Oct 16, 2017

This is crunchy, bright and surprisingly complex in flavor.

Serve with grilled pork, fish or chicken, or atop a bowl of rice with a fried or poached egg. It makes a nice accompaniment to the Butternut Squash, Parmesan + Thyme Fritters, too (see related recipe).

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Tested size: 4 servings; makes a generous 3 cups

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tart green apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Large handful cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped

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Whisk together the fish sauce, vinegar and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Grate the apples on the large-holed side of a box grater over that bowl; discard the cores.

Add the shallot and cilantro, tossing lightly to incorporate and coat with the dressing. Serve right away.

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From cookbook author Julia Turshen.

Tested by Jessica Weissman.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 50

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 600mg 25%

Total Carbohydrates: 13g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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