Oct 14, 2011
This is a wonderful salad or side dish for the fall season, healthy and yummy. Seems like when I was a kid I remembered this salad and it was full of mayo and I really don't like that. This is a lighter version with lemon yogurt. I used the fat free version from Yoplait called lemon cream pie. A little tip on this is to make the sauce first and put it in a big bowl. As you cut the apples you can put them in the sauce. Take a spoon and turn them over so you will coat the apples with the sauce. This way they will not turn brown. I love this time of year because the stores in Utah have those gigantic red seedless grapes. They always have them for fall and the holiday season. That's what I used in my salad.
For the dressing:
2 individual size containers reduced or fat free lemon yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
2 tablespoons honey
Put all ingredients for dressing in a large bowl and whisk to combine. As you dice the apples add them to the dressing and coat them as not to turn brown. Add all other ingredients below and blend together.
For the salad:
5 cups apples (washed and diced)
2 cups red seedless grapes (sliced in half)
1/2 cup diced celery
1 cup Craisins
1 cup mini marshmallows
3/4 cup chopped pecans OR walnuts
This salad can be made ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator.