A little ginger -- a powerful anti-inflammatory and digestion aid -- goes a long way in this dessert. Combining dates and apples provides a sweet dose of fiber.
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Green tomatoes are simply unripe red tomatoes -- hence their lower sugar content and slightly sour taste. Charring makes them softer and easier to peel. To grill the shrimp use 8-inch wooden skewers, which you'll find in some supermarkets and kitchenware stores.
Whatever herbs you have on hand -- basil, parsley, cilantro, mint, you name it -- can be used up in this salad. This recipe is adapted from Jennifer Trainer Thompson's "Jump Up and Kiss Me" (Ten Speed; 1996).