Pepper Apple Tomato Salad

Pepper Apple Tomato Salad

Pepper Apple Tomato Salad
10 servings

3 apples, coarsely chopped (mix of tart/sweet)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 plum tomatoes, quartered, or 4 regular tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup walnuts, pine nuts or pecans
olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion, coarsely chopped
4 bell peppers, coarsely chopped (mix of colors)
1 banana pepper, coarsely chopped
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
mint, chopped (start with one tablespoon) and to taste
thyme, chopped (start with half tablespoon) and to taste
parsley, chopped (start with half tablespoon) and to taste
vinegar (malt or herbal preferred) (start with 1/4 cup) and to taste

Mix apples and lemon juice. Add tomatoes and nuts. Set aside. In a large frying pan or wok, sauté garlic for a few moments in olive oil. Add onion and cook until softened. Add peppers and cook until soft but not mushy. Turn off heat. Add tomatoes and apples. Season to taste with salt, pepper, mint, thyme, parsley and vinegar.

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