This is a recipe that I've been using (with adaptations) since my early 20s (that's ..um 40 some years). So easy to make and not one of those things that everyone else brings to a pot luck. I brought it to the Thanksgiving dinner at the home of friends today and it was a hit.
2 apples, peeled, cored, chopped.
1/2 to 1 cup of finely chopped/diced celery
1 cup of red or green grapes sliced or cut in half
1/2 cup of lightly toasted chopped walnuts. (Not really necessary to toast them, but it does get rid of more of the 'husks.')
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellman's Real, not lite, not salad dressing.)
2 to 3 Tablespoons of apple juice (Can substitute frozen concentrate or can substitute lemon juice, but I prefer the apple juice. I've even read recipes that use orange juice.)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 heaping Tablespoon white sugar
A few dashes of Nutmeg (less than 1/8 teaspoon) (Can substitute cinnamon or Allspice)
I mix the dressing first then put the apples in it as I'm chopping them so they don't turn brown. That way I don't have to put them in lemon water.
Mix it all together, chill, and serve. For a small gathering or "tea" you could serve on lettuce leaves. I've read recipes that add fresh baby spinach leaves to the salad.
Val (a/k/a Greywolf)
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Last edited by Greywolf; 11-28-2013 at 08:26 PM..