Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Waldorf-Like Salad

I got this recipe from the famous Lindsey and loved it so much I made it twice in one week!

this shot is before mixing in the dressing

Waldorf-Like Salad on Mixed Greens

1-2 scallions, thinly sliced, green and white parts
1 apple, small dice
4-5 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled (I like uncured bacon...)
1 celery stalk, small dice
1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
lemon juice--about 1/2 lemon
sugar to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1 bag mixed greens (I like a mix of arugula, spinach, dandelion and other flavorful greens)

Toss the scallions, apple, crumbled bacon, celery, raisins, and toasted hazelnuts together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream and lemon juice. Sample the dressing and add the sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.Serve over a plate of the mixed greens, or as is. This recipe makes enough for 2, hefty main dish portions, or 4, as a side dish.

I doubled this recipe for a ladies gathering and it was the perfect amount for a large group pot luck. Also, I made it a second time with chicken instead of bacon. It was still yummy, but I prefer it with bacon.

final product


Melony said...

Man, this looks soooo tasty! I love easy summer recipes that don't heat up the kitchen. I will most definitely try this soon.

PassTheChips said...

Why choose between chicken and bacon? Use both, especially the bacon!

Mumsy said...

Now why didn't I think of adding chicken?

I'm glad you liked it so much!

Annie Elizabeth said...

oh, I love the ckicken idea.

Lisa said...

I have been looking for a recipe for something like this -- YUMMY