The fruits of the season that make for a great salad. Pexels

Fruit salads are not just for hot summer days! 

As the nights get longer and the days cooler, it is essential to make sure that you and your family are getting as many of the right vitamins and nutrients as possible, to keep you healthy this season.

Seasonal produce is a great way to ensure that you are getting the health benefits of a variety of different fruits, and they are great for a tasty treat too.

So, adjust your menus and add some of these lovely autumn fruit produce and introduce new fresh and flavoursome flavours to your plate like apples, figs, grapes, naartjies, pawpaws, pears, plums, quinces and watermelon etc.

If you need ideas on how to go about using the above produce to make a great salad, here are some few ideas on how you can go about.  

Thai Granny Smith Apple and Chicken Salad recipe

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Sweet. Sour. Spicy. Crunchy. Yum. Our Thai granny smith apple and chicken salad will have you coming back for more EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. And it's packed with so much goodness. It's a take on our traditional thai green mango salad which is insanely good, but we think the crunch and sour flavour of the granny smiths makes this a notch better. Granny smiths are great for so much more than apple pie, we hope you'll try this recipe out, it's soooooooooo good. 2 granny smith apples, julienned 1 cup coriander leaves 1 cup mint leaves ½ red onion, thinly sliced 3 shallots, chopped 500g chicken breast, grilled and shredded ½ cup cashew nuts, chopped Dressing 100ml lime juice 1 tsp sesame oil 3 tsp fish sauce ¼ cup @csrsugar Caster Sugar 2 Birdseye chillies, chopped 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds Place the apple, coriander, mint, red onion, shallots, chicken and cashew nuts in a large bowl. Lightly toss to evenly combine all the ingredients. To make the dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients in a small jar. Shake until well combined, and the sugar has dissolved slightly. Pour onto the salad and toss well to combine. #thaisalad #thaifood #thaiapplesalad #applesalad #freshmint #freshcoriander #chilli #cashewnuts #greeneating #cleaneating #thaicuisine #greenapples #grannysmithapples #grannysmith #sydneyfoodsisters

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