Crunchy carrot & apple salad with cashew dressing: 15 minute recipe!

Published Friday, Jul 26 2013, 16:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Super fresh and easy to prepare, salads are ideal for hot summer days. Spice them up with exotic dressings - in this case, cashew butter (available from all good supermarkets) blended with lime juice adds amazing zing. And when you're not using it in dressings, it's great on toast and in other dishes.

Carrot and apple salad

© Meridian


  • 2 limes
  • 2tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced into ribbons with a veg peeler
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 1 fennel, topped and tailed and cut into thin slices
  • 2tbsp Meridian Smooth Cashew Butter
  • 1tsp brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 2 stalks of mint, leaves chopped


1. Combine the juice of 1 lime with the sesame oil, chilli and a pinch of salt.

2. Slice all the veg and put into a large bowl with the mint. Drizzle over the lime and oil and toss well.

3. Beat the cashew butter with the remaining lime juice the sugar and 2tbsp water.

4. Pile the vegetables onto a plate and drizzle the cashew dressing over.

Prep Time

15 mins

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Find out more about cashew and other nut butters here

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