This colourful salad pairs perfectly with different grilled chicken, pork, shrimp or fish and can be made ahead of time to bring out the nutty, sweet and spicy flavours. Leftovers can be served as a salsa with tortilla chips then next day.
The key to a rich Bolognese Sauce is a long simmer. 3 hours works well so plan accordingly. In group cooking it is easy to see first hand the wonderful difference a cast iron pot can make. Enamelled cast iron pots or a pot with a heavy duty bottom composed of layers of steel alloy work best as they retain heat for a gentle simmer. In a standard steel pot it will take extra time simmering and you will have to stir more often to reduce the sauce to a thick ragu. This sauce travels well and is a crowd pleaser for chalets and cottages alike.
The Apple Salad can be served with the salmon or with another menu. When I serve the salad on its own I like to add some shaved old cheddar cheese.