Sunday, September 28, 2008

Apple Salad

I've been on a hunt for a good low-fat Waldorf Salad. Because of my new pledge to make-do with what I have in the pantry, I had to use inspiration from several different recipes, and then I added my own additions. I really like how it turned out, though next time I would probably leave the red pepper out (a bit too spicy):

Jen's Curry Waldorf Salad


1/4 C. nonfat yogurt
1 T. reduced fat mayo
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/8 tsp. salt
dash of red pepper
zest of one orange (about 2 tsp.)
1 C. chopped celery
1/4 C. dried blueberries
1/3 C. toasted pecans
2 tart apples, diced (about 2 C.)


Whisk together yogurt, mayo, curry, salt, orange zest and red pepper in medium bowl. Add apples, celery, blueberries, and pecans. Toss.

This reminds me another recipe...actually my favorite apple salad recipe, invented by Chelsea. I am taking a little bit of liberty and adding actual measured amounts, as the recipe she gave me has only ingredients listed, not quantity. She obviously assumes she is exempt from such tedious practices. I am using this exclusively without her permission. So don't tell her it's on here.

Chelsea's Apple Chicken Salad

Chop the following ingredients and place in a bowl:

1 Chicken breast, cooked
1 peeled, cored apple
1/4 C. walnuts
1-2 stalks celery
sunflower seeds (optional)
avocado (optional)

In a separate bowl, mix together salad dressing ingredients: Add to taste, though I did put recommended amounts.
about 3 T. mayo
a squirt or two of dijon mustard
a shake of dried dill
a pinch of salt
a dash of pepper

Add salad ingredients to dressing ingredients. Toss.

And now, feeling bad about using Chelsea's recipe without her permission, I am going to post a picture of her...a tribute if you will:

This picture is hilarious. It was taken at Candy Apple Orchard in Emmett. Notice Chelsea's finger (yes, the cut-out was unstable :o) and how cute are the girls, trying so hard to be big enough for the cut-out. :o)


R said...

Ah, I miss dear ol' Chelsea.

She has always reminded me of Cameron Diaz.

Chelsea said...

Wow, I've never been told I resemble anyone so attractive, thanks Rachel! That pic cracks me up, we're all peeking.

J said...

YES!!! You're right-- She totally does!

The Swans said...

I agree! Chelsea's frequent and contagious laugh just adds to the similarity.


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