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Friday, January 17, 2014

An Apple a Day

Hi everyone! Here's something yummy to share with you for the weekend, or anytime.

When winter's chill sets in are you a soup person or a salad person? Maybe both? I make soup sometimes but it is not my favorite food. Me---I love salads and in the winter I get a real hankering for lots and lots of salads. Recently one of my readers mentioned that she made Waldorf salad as a Christmas dinner side dish.

Oh yes! I had somehow forgotten how much we love Waldorf salad and while I didn't serve for it Christmas I made a huge batch as soon as I got the chance.

It's so crisp and flavorful. Keeps very well, makes good snacks or lunchbox food [put  a freezer pack or frozen juice box to keep it cold.]

You can use whatever apples you like. My kids like Granny Smith best but I went with my own favorite Golden Delicious this time. I love them when they're ripe with a pink blush showing on their yellow cheeks.

Three or four apples, diced. Try to find organic, ripe apples. Either don't peel or partially peel.

Add half a bag of rinsed broccoli slaw slivers.

And 1 Cup of  celery, diced small.

Add walnuts and dried cranberries. So pretty! Sunflower seeds are nice too.

Toss gently with mayo, lemon juice or cider vinegar and a bit of olive oil, to taste.

I use about 1/4 Cup of mayonnaise, 2T lemon, 2 T olive oil. You can use light mayo but it turns watery, so if you want to cut the calories/ fat in whole mayo it works better to sub a bit of Greek yogurt instead. Add a T of Splenda, maybe some fresh ground black pepper?


You can add chicken or turkey or deli ham plus a warm baguette for a delicious nutritious, healthy (possibly not low-cal!) supper. Pour yourself a generous glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc ----mine tonight is Seaglass Vineyards, how cute! El cheapo, screw top even, but nice.




gone to the beach....




  1. I've never had Waldorf Salad, but this makes me want to try it. Thanks girl, you rock!


  2. I love waldorf salad, but haven't made it in ages. I do like the idea of adding broccoli slaw (a new favorite of mine).

    weather here hasn't been conducive to beach walking, plus I bruised the side of my foot and it still hurts if I stress it too much.

    but waldorf with warm cuban bread and white wine sounds lovely for dinner.

    Take care!

  3. I'm more of a soups/stews/casseroles person when it's cold out. I never much liked Waldorf salad either (I don't care for walnuts) although the ones I've eaten had grapes in them. I just eat my Granny Smith apples with sharp cheddar cheese...

  4. Sounds so tasty! I love salads more than soup too. :) Kit


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