Grapes--Those Little Orbs of Happiness!

I've Been Making this Salad for Years!

Written by Gayle

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I grew up in the Apple Capital of the World--Yakima Valley, Washington.  So I love my apples! (When they are good--I will reject a mushy apple with one bite, and there are varieties that I won't touch.  Yes, I'm that spoiled.)

And putting them in recipes with other fruits is a real treat.  The summer grapes are so wonderful right now, so pairing them with apples makes perfect, fresh, delicious sense.  Grapes can be used in so many ways!  For a recipe of how to make your own grape soda, see this post from lassensloves.com.

Here's a recipe that has been around for years, and I've been making it for a long time, too!

Waldorf Salad


This recipe was created in the late 1800s by the chef at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City.  Traditionally made with apples, celery and walnuts, it now has many variations.  Here's mine, which serves 8-10.

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You'll Need:

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Procedure:

Chop the apples and the celery.

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Slice the grapes.  

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Mix together

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Toast the pecans lightly in the oven or in a dry pan over medium heat on the stove, and set aside.

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Make the Dressing

Mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, and nutmeg together until smooth.

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When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the cut apples, celery and grapes.  Stir to coat, then add the toasted pecans and stir.

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This is a great salad for those outdoor barbecues and picnics!  Enjoy this fresh taste of summer!  

love,

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