My dad originally made this apple salad one day many years ago when my siblings and all were young and we lived on the farm. I attribute my cooking different uncharted foods to my dad's creations. I can remember eating brains and much more! (yeah, I said brains! not bad with scrambled eggs...)
The twist in this salad, he used chocolate chips with his and I like to use chocolate covered raisins.
My Dad's Apple Salad with a Twist
4 Large Red-skinned Apples (cored and chopped)
1/3 cup Walnuts (chopped)
1/8 cup Celery (chopped)
1/2 cup Chocolate Covered Raisins
(could use Yogurt Covered Craisins, but chocolate adds a contrast in color)
1/2 cup of Mayonnaise or Vanilla Yogurt (your preference, more if desired)
1 Lemon (zest & juice) (reserve zest)
1-2 teaspoons of Sugar (optional)
Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Core and chop apples
- Zest one lemon and reserve.
- Juice lemon over cut apples to retard browning.
- Add Chopped Walnuts.
- Add Chopped Celery.
- Add Chocolate Covered Raisins.
- Fold in Mayonnaise or Yogurt.
- Fold in Lemon Zest, Sugar and adjust seasonings to desire.
This salad is similar to the Waldorf Salad and variations of Turkey, Chicken, or Grapes may be added. A 1/2 cup of Marshmallows can also be added.