Prepare this delightful combination of potatoes and vegetables on the grill or in the oven. It can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature or reheated.
This nutrient-rich version of the Apple Waldorf Salad contains more apples (with the skin on for increased nutrients and fiber) and the latest superfood fruit: dried cherries. Dried tart cherries contain anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. Scientific research indicates that they may provide anti-inflammatory properties, help control diabetes and reduce heart disease and cancer risk. A lighter, reduced-fat mayonnaise keeps the fat under control.
Makes about 12 cups (1 cup servings)
Ingredients 4 large Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp apples, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest 1¼ cups dried tart cherries 1 cup thinly sliced celery ½ cup finely chopped red onion ½ cup light mayonnaise 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Directions 1. Mix chopped apples with lemon juice and lemon zest in large bowl.
2. Add cherries, celery and red onion; toss.
3. Mix in light mayonnaise.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
5. Add chopped pecans right before serving; stir well.
Kim Galeaz is an Indianapolis-based registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications. As a freelance culinary-nutrition consultant, she has worked with many companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Kroger Company and Weider Publications, to help position and promote smart and healthy food, beverage and lifestyle choices.
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