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Green Apple Mignonette

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins

Makes about 1/2 cup

Pair this bright condiment, inspired by the new wave of fancy raw bars who make tart sauces with everything from cucumbers to rhubarb, with any fresh oyster on the half shell.


  • 1/3 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple (about 1/4 large apple)
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 6 ingredients, and add salt and pepper to taste. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.