Crispy Apple Raisin and Walnut Salad

I recently went with a group of friends to a great Brazilian steak house where the waiters go from table to table with large skewers of various cuts of meat.  The meat is delicious and it’s all cooked over a charcoal grill.

Each guest is provided with a “chip” which looks kind of like a coaster, and one side is colored red and the other side is green.  The idea is that when you’re ready for the waiters to come by with all of the different types of meat, you turn your chip to the green side. 

They’ll continue to come by with the skewers of meat until you turn your chip to the red side.  So it’s really a great place to eat when you love meat and you’re super hungry.

But, not only do they have this delicious meat, they also have an amazing hot and cold salad bar.  And, this is where I run into trouble!

I go to the salad bar first and head right over to this super tasty apple salad.  It’s so good that I go back for seconds.  And then, I’m too full to have but just a few pieces of meat.  It happens every time I go to this restaurant.

So for fun, I decided to make an apple salad recipe similar to the one in this restaurant.  The ingredients are very much like a Waldorf Salad except it’s not served with lettuce.

Also, the pieces of apple are cut into long strips which is fun and different.  And it’s made with sour cream and plain yogurt.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Here’s how to make it.

Cut the apples (with the skin on) into long strips about ½ inch wide (about the size of a French fry).

I used Gala apples because they happened to be on sale and looked so fresh and crispy.

I also used a red delicious apple because the skin color adds a nice deep red to the salad.

Add the cut apples to a large size bowl.

Right after cutting the apples and adding them to the bowl, add the lemon juice.  Stir the apples and lemon juice together (the lemon juice keeps the apples from turning brown).

Chop the celery.

Then add the celery

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3 Responses to “Crispy Apple Raisin and Walnut Salad”

  1. Ann — October 16, 2011 @ 8:24 pm (#
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    Wow – that’s really good! I love a good apple salad….and the restaurant sounds like fun!

  2. Heidi @ Food Doodles — October 18, 2011 @ 2:27 pm (#
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    That looks really delicious! I’ve had a Waldorf salad before but I think it had cabbage in it too? I’m not too sure, but I wasn’t crazy about it and I think that was why. I love that this is mostly apples 🙂

    • CouponClippingCook — October 18th, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

      Hi Heidi, I know what you mean…I recall hearing ingredients in Waldorf salad that didn’t seem like they sounded good together but I do love the apples with just a few other ingredients.