Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Apple Cranberry Almond Slaw

by Art Buchwald
Apple Cranberry Almond Slaw
Cook's notes: A great summer salad with pops of color, lots of crunch, interesting textures with a healthy dose of veggies and fruit. The dressing calories can be reduced by using fat free Greek yogurt. Make the salad with dressing one hour ahead for flavors to meld. Salad serves four to six. Pair the slaw side with grilled salmon or grilled tuna steaks. 
Dressing Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup fat free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 2 TB. cider vinegar
  • 2 TB. sugar
Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 small package coleslaw mix or 1 bag Fresh Express Green and Crisp (which includes Iceberg lettuce, Romaine, Carrots, Red Cabbage)
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots, haled
  • 2 cups gala or green apple, diced or a combination of both apples
  • 1/2 cup red radishes, diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion or green onion, diced 
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • In a small bowl whisk dressing ingredients, set aside.
  • Pour 1 cup hot water over cranberries. Let cranberries set 10 minutes, drain and pat dry on  a paper towel. 
  • Toss together coleslaw mix or lettuce mix, carrots, apples, radishes, onion, almonds and cranberries. 
  • Add only enough dressing to salad ingredients to moisten. Reserve rest. 
  • Cover and refrigerate an hour or two, Add more dressing if needed right before serving.  

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