1 cup chopped organic red apples, rinsed and with skin still on
2 cups chopped celery, green part only, discard the bottom white (leaves are optional if you want to chop some in)
¼ cup raw pine nuts
½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons good quality runny honey
3 tablespoons of soft ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon poppy seeds, if available
1. In a large serving bowl, toss apples, celery and pine nuts together. Mix in the lemon zest and mint. Combine thoroughly.
2. In a bowl, whisk together oil, honey, ricotta, and poppy seeds. Pour this over the salad and toss to coat or simply serve on the side for a light drizzle.