Sunday, October 30, 2011

Apple Yogurt Salad

Louise over at Months of Edible Celebrations has one of the most entertaining food blogs around.  Every post, she culls through old cookbooks, researches food holidays, tells her readers about historical events and magically connects them to food.  If you've never stopped in for a visit, you must go, and soon.  You are in for a treat.

When Louise posted her challenge earlier this month -- to try out a recipe from a cookbook you own that corresponds with one of the October food holidays she spotlighted on her blog -- I knew I had to give it a go. 

We've got an apple tree
and I happen to have a few cookbooks  . . . and October, according to Louise, is Apple Month. 

So just in under the October wire, here is my apple contribution.  Not the grated apple pie I made, not the baked apples with custard sauce, not the applesauce or apple and cheese platters -- though they were all yummy.  But the recipe I'd like to share for Louise's cookbook party is this humble apple yogurt salad.  It's easy, tasty, and healthy, passing my test for a recipe that's a keepr.
Taken from this book, one in my collection that I really ought to use more, this delightful little dish serves 6, at about 100 calories apiece.

APPLE YOGURT SALAD

1/4 c. walnuts, chopped
2/3 c. plain yogurt
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1 T. honey
2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
lettuce

Toast the walnuts at 350 degrees until lightly browned -- 5 minutes or so.  Stir together yogurt, lemon juice, cinnamon, and honey.  Toss sliced apples with yogurt mixture and serve on lettuce leaves.  Sprinkle with walnuts.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Joanne said...

Apples are definitely my favorite fall fruit! This salad sounds super delicious.

October 30, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Whoops! I almost forgot to tell you how much Marion and I enjoyed your Apple Yogurt Salad. She surprised me by serving it in a wine glass after I was complaining about the roof!!!

Thanks Lynn...

P.S. I just got a new follower on twitter and it looks like a site you might enjoy visiting. Here's the link. I think she is a screen writer:)

November 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

This looks really good!

November 7, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Whoops - I tried to leave a comment and Blogger blew it up. In any event - this sounds yummy - and I like Louise's comment about serving in a wine glass. But I need your help with a Thanksgiving appetizer over on our blog if you have a chance...

November 15, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hi Molly -- Sorry about Blogger "blowing up." I sent you a link for my favorite quick and simple appetizer. It would work great for your vegetarian brother. Here's the link again, if anyone else is interested: http://queenofthecastlerecipes.blogspot.com/2009/02/super-easy-pesto-mushroom-appetizers.html

November 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM  

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