Crunch And Munch

Part of getting my health back on track includes modifying the types of foods I eat (aka DIET). I am hoping that saying about better late than never also applies to me and the kind of food I eat. Last night I decided I wanted a Waldorf Salad. Of course, I’ve never made one, don’t have a recipe for one and actually haven’t eaten one in more than 20 years. So what to do? Besides look up recipes on the internet? Ask twitter. Ask and I shall receive. I got better than a Waldorf Salad recipe, I got a new, super secret, recipe guru. And I hear that back in 1989 Frank Sinatra tried this and loved it!

1 large red delicious apple and 1 Pear

25 baby carrots and 2 stalks celery

1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup cranberries

(note: there were no cranberries available so being the fantastic chef I am (not) I substituted grapes and cut them in half)

1 cup roasted Pistachios

2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

1 tablespoon sugar

The result was a really amazing and tasty combination of flavors. I also loved how it looked when it was done: so many colors and textures! (If I sound like I have been watching too much Food Network? I have.)

Everyone loved it. Seriously, except for picking out the celery, EVEN MY HUSBAND ATE IT. And enjoyed it!

I still am going to try it with cranberries though!

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12 Comments

  1. I’m gonna have to try this one. It looks so fresh and light. Thanks! :)
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  2. That does look delicious.
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  3. Yum! I’d probably double the apples and skip the pears, but that sounds so good!
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  4. That looks fabulous!! I like that it doesn’t have mayonnaise in it…
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  5. Allisone

    Now that’s my kind of salad. No lettuce!

  6. so yummy Vixen, just had fruits tonight too, I should try this one, looking great and really yummy! thanks for sharing.
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  7. Other than the celery, I’d say that salad rocks. Did you roast the carrots? Or just go raw?

    Also, I think I’d like the grapes better than cranberries. I will let you know. I’m more a burger person than a salad person, so what the hell do I know?
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  8. Gosh that looks yummy!

  9. That looks great LOOONG time!!!
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  10. This looks totally healthy! And yummy.. I think I need a fruity waldorf salad like that!! My husband is joining me on the vegetarian thing this week.. :)

  11. Scrumptious!! I’ve never made one of these either. I did not realize there was NO lettuce involved. I could eat that salad with ease. In fact I’m hungry right now and I only finished dinner about 20 minutes ago. What IS wrong with me? (no not pregnant!)
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