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Waldorf Salad with California Raisins

Waldorf Salad with California RaisinsRecipe courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons (1 ounces) rice vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
1/2 cup California natural raisins
1/2 cup California golden raisins
2 Red Delicious apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
20 leaves romaine heart
1 cup buttermilk blue cheese, crumbled
20 glazed walnuts
1 cup chervil sprigs
Light molasses, for drizzle
1/2 cup snipped chives; for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar, vinegar, chives and gingerroot in mixing bowl; mix until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Fold in raisins and diced apples. Cover tightly and chill thoroughly.
  3. To serve, arrange 5 Romaine leaves on each of 4 long rectangular chilled plates. Divide and spoon on enough apple raisin mixture to fill each leaf.
  4. Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and walnuts. Top each with chervil sprigs, drizzle with molasses and sprinkle with chives.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 520; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Total Carbs: 74g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 12g; Sodium: 530mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.