Thursday, April 8, 2010
Apple Salad with Craisins!
Cathy, one of my buddies at church, gave me this recipe recently. Every time she brings it to a get-together she gets compliments on it. The secret to her success is that she changes up a salad that is similar to my Waldorf Salad (previous post) by using Craisins instead of the traditional raisins; it's a smart move, because it really sparks-up the flavor! Here's how she makes her popular salad:
3 apples; peeled, cored and chopped (Cathy uses 1/2 red and 1/2 golden, doesn't peel them and sprinkles them with Sprite soda until ready to use)
1 C thinly-sliced celery
1/2 C chopped walnuts (Cathy usually uses pecans if that's what she has)
1/2 C raisins (Cathy uses Craisins and they make the salad special!)
1/3 C mayo
1 TBSP sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
Mix altogether and pour over salad to toss. Chill in refrigerator. Cathy says she doubles or triples this when she makes it for family and church events!
I will be at these great recipe swaps today: