This salad is a conversation starter and is great for taking to parties. The last party I took this to, everyone was so inquisitive about it, wondering what exactly was in it. I was having to jot down emails left and right so I could send out the recipe to everyone, which is a pretty good sign that it's a a winner!
It is a perfect fall salad and a great way to use all those yummy apples and Halloween candy. (That is, if you have any candy left after you've pilfered through all of your children's candy. But we've nev-er done that...) I usually make this with granny smith apples, but tart red apples like pink lady will work too. The salt, sour mix is a welcomed surprise to almost everyone that eats this salad. I have yet to meet someone that doesn't like it.
If serving for a party, I would prepare the day of. The apples tend to get soggy and won't be as crisp or good if prepared the day before.