Do you have any leftover apples from the fall bounty yet are sick of applelicious deserts? Try adding the forbidden fruit to a savory dish, like this salmon with caramelized apples and onions. Try this kale and tart apple salad we found on Martha Stewart’s Instagram to complete the meal. I loved the bright flavors it added. Looking for a wine pairing? A creamy Chardonnay worked for us!

Salmon with Caramelized Apples

Ingredients for Salmon with Caramelized Apples and Onions


  • 1 lb. fresh wild-caught salmon
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 peeled and sliced apples (I like to use one tart & one sweet)
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 6 pats of butter
  • Chives (optional for garnish)
Marinating Salmon


  1. Mix the apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, lemon juice, and garlic clove. Add the salmon and let marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Melt 4 pats of butter in a saute pan. Add the onion and apples and cook on a very low heat until everything is a beautiful caramel color (about 30 – 40 minutes). Turn off the heat, cover, and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Place Salmon with the marinade on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Cut the remaining to pats of butter and place on top of the salmon.
  6. Cook for about 12 – 16 minutes (for the desired doneness).
  7. Plate next to salad and top with onion and apple mixture.

Kale and Tart Apple Salad

Kale and Tart Apple Salad
Kale and Tart Apple Salad

Put the following ingredients into a salad bowl:

  • 1 bunch of kale, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • finely sliced celery
  • Granny Smith Apple (Peeled, cored, and thinly sliced)
  • Make the dressing by whisking together the following ingredients:
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
    • 3/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • a smidge of cayenne pepper
    • dash of salt and pepper
  • Toss the dressing and salad mixture and top with shaved parmesan cheese.
Roasted Salmon smothered in caramelized apples and onions wiht a side of kale and tart apple salad.