So how about that Superbowl? Did you inhale a few too many snacks during the big game and are looking for some dietary redemption? Fear not, I am here to help you with something sweet, crunchy and delicious.
I love a good Waldorf Salad, but many of the traditional recipes often are loaded with fatty dressings that drown out the delicious flavors of the ingredients. It negates the healthful benefits of eating a salad by being overly dressed with fat. I have my own version of a healthier Waldorf Salad that is really delicious and isn’t going to turn you into a Fatty McFatsauce.
- 3 Apples, cored and cut into 1/2″ chunks (I like Gala & Granny Smiths from Full Circle Farms)
- 1 cup Red Grapes, cut in half
- 1/3 cup Walnut pieces
- 1/3 cup Golden Raisins (you can sub Dried Cranberries or Currants)
- 1/2 cup Celery, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Plain Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- Juice of Half a Lemon
- Teeny Pinch of Salt
- Butter Lettuce Leaves
Combine the first 6 ingredients and toss well, set aside. This will be your salad.
In a separate bowl, combine the Yogurt, Honey, Lemon & Salt. Stir with a fork or a whisk to thoroughly combine. This will be your dressing.
Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat evenly.
To serve, place a leaf of Butter Lettuce on the plate, then spoon the salad into the lettuce leaf and serve. Enjoy your tasty salad!
If you are making this salad ahead of time, do not add the dressing until right before you serve it. If you dress it too early and it sits around too long your fruits will leak out liquid and you’ll end up with a soupy mess.
Those Butter Lettuce leaves also make a tasty lettuce wrap for eating this healthy salad on the go!