Wednesday, July 2, 2008

WFMW: Simple Waldorf Salad

Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer asked for some favorite recipes with five or fewer ingredients. I stumbled upon this recipe recently, and while it's an old standard, it's a new favorite for this family. It's great summer salad, and an interesting way to bring fruit to the table.

Simple Waldorf Salad

3 or 4 apples (green, red, or both. Apples should be cored, unpeeled, and chopped into bite size pieces)
1/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup mayonnaise (preferably low-fat)

Optional Ingredients
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

First, plump the raisins by placing them in a dish and adding just enough warm water to cover them. While they're absorbing the liquid, chop the apples, celery, and walnuts, placing them all together in a bowl. (You can add the lemon juice to keep the apples from browning, and the sugar to make them sweeter, but neither ingredient is absolutely necessary.) Drain the raisins and blot the extra liquid, add to bowl. Add mayonnaise and toss together. Chill in refrigerator overnight and serve.

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