Makes 8 servings

Notes: Chef Eric Skokan at Gold Lake Mountain Resort and Spa in Ward, Colorado, serves this simple dish as a palate cleanser. Prepare through step 2 up to 3 hours ahead; cover and chill.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 4- to 5-quart bowl, mix lemon juice with 1 quart water. Rinse apples, cut in half, and core; thinly slice lengthwise, then cut slices into matchstick-size slivers. As apples are cut, immerse in lemon water.

Step 2

Drain apples thoroughly in a colander; return to bowl. Add orange juice and oil, and mix gently.

Step 3

Just before serving, add mint leaves. Mix gently and add salt to taste. Place a lettuce leaf on each of 8 salad plates. Spoon apple salad equally onto lettuce leaves; garnish with mint sprigs.

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