Amity’s Autumn Apple Salad

Posted November 5, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Divergent (Nov. 2015) / 12 Comments


Welcome to our Divergent menu! The Mister and I just moved from our first apartment to our very first house this weekend, so things are pretty crazy around here (SO MANY BOXES). But even though most of my kitchen is still packed up, I was super excited when it came time to start this menu. I know Divergent is a pretty big departure from our usual classic books, but Tris has such strong mental associations with certain foods (and I loved the book so much) that I thought it’d be a shame not to make a menu for it. So here it is! 🙂

We’re starting off with an appetizer after Amity’s own heart. Since the Amity faction is in charge of agriculture, you can bet we’re making something close to the earth and super fresh. Hearty kale makes the base for this salad, dressed up with crisp apples, toasted pine nuts, soft and delicately sweet goat cheese, and deeply juicy pomegranate seeds. And since apples are so closely associated with the Amity faction, we included them in the dressing too: a light, healthy pomegranate-based dressing with a touch of apple cider vinaigrette for flavor, developed by The Gracious Pantry. I consider this one of my most successful recipes, not just because it tastes good, but because it got me thinking about the book all over again. The fresh, earthy mix of kale, goat cheese, pine nuts, and apples had me recalling all the Amity moments from the book, and I was like, “THIS. This is exactly what they would eat in Amity!”

P.S. We have a yard now, so I get to practice taking nature pictures! An Amity recipe seemed like a great place to start. 🙂

 

Amity’s Autumn Apple Salad

“Robert waves to me, and again I see another possible life in my mind’s eye. I see myself in the back of the truck, singing with the girl, though I’ve never sung before, laughing when I am off-key, climbing trees to pick the apples, always peaceful and always safe.”
— Divergent

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

Makes 2 small salads

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

        1. Dice your pear into 1/4″ cubes. Cut your apple into thin slivers then cut the slivers in half width-wise (they’ll look like little sails).
        2. Combine all your salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Divide the salad evenly between two smaller bowls for serving.
        3. Pour all your dressing ingredients in a small sealable container (like a mason jar or Tupperware container). Tightly seal the lid and shake vigorously to combine. Drizzle the dressing lightly over your salads

          Check out that color!
        4. Serve to promote peace and harmony within the factions.
          It’s a testament to how easy this is to make that—even with most of my kitchen stuff in boxes, minimal counter space, and no photo station set up yet–I was still able to make this and get all my pictures in record time. Plus, it tastes AWESOME. 🙂

           
           

           

 

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12 responses to “Amity’s Autumn Apple Salad

  1. ladyelasa

    This sounds so so good! I really want to try this! I can’t wait to see more Divergent recipes!

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  2. This looks like a very yummy salad indeed. Kale is wonderful. I love this blog as I am a big Alice in Wonderland fan. I designed my living room around this theme. I love it.

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