Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cinnamon Apple Salad

Easy and good.- maybe two of the best words ever for busy cooks. This is a great little recipe for a simple, crispy salad that highlights autumn’s goodness. Kids love it love it with a peanut butter sandwich, but try it in a pita with a few spinach leaves.

This can be an elegant accompaniment or a great lunchbox treat. What more could you ask for?

Frozen apple juice concentrate provides sweetness and apple tang and does not thin the dressing too much as apple juice would. Transfer the remaining concentrate to a freezer container and save it for your next batch. The mayonnaise adds a great tang, and you can use low-fat if you prefer.

Ingredients
2 tbsps frozen apple juice concentrate, slightly thawed
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 green apple
1 red apple
1 cup red or purple grapes
1/2 cup walnut pieces

Instructions
In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, apple juice concentrate and cinnamon together.

Cut the apples in half, remove the core and chop into small pieces. As you cut the apples, drop them into the bowl with the dressing and stir to coat and prevent browning. Cut the grapes in half and add to the bowl, stirring to coat. Add the walnuts and stir to coat and combine.

The salad will keep covered in the fridge for 3 days.

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Created for Quest by Chris at:
foodelf.wordpress.com

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