Waldorf Salad with Cranberries

6 Mar

Lillian's Waldorf salad with cranberries.

A guest post by Lillian who created her own unique version of the classic Waldorf salad.

  •  1/4 red onion — finally chopped and seasoned with coarse sea salt
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce — washed and chopped
  • 2 slices of multigrain bread — toasted and cut in quarters
  • 1 small apple — any kind — cut into small cubes (about 1 cm cubes)
  • 1/3 finely chopped red (or yellow) pepper
  • 1/3 long English cucumber — sliced
  • 1  fresh lemon — squeezed for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin hard pressed olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper — amount to your liking
  • 2 tablespoons of light Miracle Whip
  • 1 tablespoon of (unsweetened) dried cranberries
  •  2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, place salted onions and squeeze mixture with (clean) hands. This will have a marinating effect on the onions and will remove the strong taste from them as well as allow all the flavours of the salad to meld. Add lettuce, apples and cranberries. Then add lemon juice, olive oil, ground black pepper and Miracle Whip.  Toss everything together and then fold in walnuts, red/yellow pepper and cucumber slices. Arrange the toast around the rim of the bowl (see photo). Enjoy!

Note: No extra salt should be required. Can substitute with red/green butter lettuce

Thank you to Lillian for taking the time for sharing her Waldorf salad creation.

2 Responses to “Waldorf Salad with Cranberries”

  1. frugalfeeding March 6, 2012 at 4:02 AM #

    What a lovely, tangy twist 😀

    • anchow March 6, 2012 at 11:34 PM #

      Lillian will be happy to hear. She is a wonderful ‘food artist’. Thank you for visiting chowcipes.

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