Asian apple salad is very easy to prepare, is nutritious and has a flavor profile that your guests may not be familiar with but will certainly enjoy. While Asian apple-pears are actually a pear, they resemble an apple in texture and flavor and are often referred to as apple-pears. An Asian apple salad does not require the addition of this fruit, and any type of apple can be substituted. Asian seasonings have a unique flavor that is very appealing when applied to traditional American dishes.
Wash the apple-pears, Napa cabbage, snow peas and red bell pepper thoroughly in clean water. Place them on a clean towel to dry.
Use an apple corer to remove the core of the unpeeled apple and an apple wedger to cut the apple into slices. Dice the apple into 1/4-inch cubes and submerge in a solution of 1/4-cup lemon juice to 1 pint of water. Leave the apples in the solution for approximately 2 minutes to prevent them from turning brown. Set aside in the refrigerator to chill.
Slice the Napa cabbage, green onions and red bell pepper into thin strips with a sharp knife and set aside.
Mince the peeled, fresh ginger, minus the stems, very finely.
Whisk the canola oil, sesame oil, minced ginger and soy sauce together in a shaker.
Mix the apple-pears, Napa cabbage, green onions, red bell pepper, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds in a large bowl, pour the dressing over it and toss gently but thoroughly. Serve chilled to 5 to 6 guests.