Who says you can't make friends with salad? We think you can with this salad that is both delicious and nutritious.
Why is it good for you:
We've reinvented the original 'Waldorf Salad' Food Matters style by omitting the usual thick, 'creamy', loaded with sugar dressings often found on store-bought ones. Replacing the mayonnaise with gut-loving yogurt, which is full of healthy bacteria, instantly lightens up this meal.
The dressing packs a punch of flavor with the addition of Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a must-have health food staple with a multitude of health benefits ranging from preventing fat accumulation to blood pressure control and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Let's not forget the romaine lettuce. Unlike its counterpart, the iceberg, romaine is super nutrient-dense and up there with the likes of spinach. High in fiber, iron, manganese, folate, vitamins A, K & C this green is a star ingredient.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- ¼ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- ½ cup celery, chopped
- ½ cup red grapes, halved with seeds removed
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 medium bunch romaine or cos lettuce
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup yogurt (coconut or organic dairy)
- 1 pinch salt
- In a large salad bowl, add walnuts, celery, grapes, raisins, apple and lettuce.
- To make the dressing whisk together mustard, yogurt, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Season to taste.
- Add dressing to salad, mix, coat well and serve.
If saving half of the salad to eat later, leave dressing off so salad remains crisp.