This salad combines Thai flavorings with apples and kumquats. The recipe is adapted from one of our favorite Thai cookbooks, Cracking the Coconut by Su-Mei Yu.
To prepare the dressing, combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until sugars dissolve. Cool; stir in lime juice.
To prepare salad, combine apple and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
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