Quick & Healthy… Waldorf Salad Slimmed!

The Waldorf Astoria in NYC.

Looking for a great salad that you can make ahead of time, try my Waldorf Salad Slimmed. This salad is a classic dish with a great deal of history.  The salad was first created around 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. This salad traditionally made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce.  I used this recipie recently for our Easter brunch and at my cousin’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower.

I love this salad because you can serve it as a side dish at brunch, or serve it in a wheat pita pocket for lunch or as a light dinner. You can also create many variations of this salad as well by adding various ingredients like; dried fruits, chicken, turkey or tofu. You can also add variety in the types of fruits and nuts you use in the salad. I changed up this salad by swamping out the mayonnaise for Chobani Greek Yogurt! This increased the protein and cut the calories but it still taste yummy. Greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayonnaise and sour cream in recipes, it gives the same mouth feel without the fat and calories.

Waldorf Salad Slimmed: 

Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts/pecans; 1/2 cup celery, thinly chopped; 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, sliced; 1 apple cored and chopped; 3 Tbps Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt 0%, 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and lettuce.

Serving: 2 (~1 cup)

Time: 15 minutes

Step 1: Chop celery and apples, and slice up the grapes. Combine in a large bowl.

Step 2: In side dish combine the Chobani Greek Yogurt and lemon juice. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

Step 3: Add the nuts and yogurt dressing to the fruit and vegetable mixture.

Step 4: Serve about 1 cup over a bed of lettuce (I used Boston Bib Lettuce).

Enjoy the light lemon flavor and the crisp, tart bites. Tell us how you have been using Greek yogurt in your recipes lately!

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