I made this salad today at my cooking class/demo for the seniors and they loved it. In fact, one lady asked for seconds so I think she really liked it. I didn’t even get to taste it because I had just enough for the group and one to-go box they took back to one of their aides at the assisted living center. I found the recipe on a “cooking with kids” type of calendar but this definitely had adult flavors.
Apple Cheese Salad
3 Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup golden seedless raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (the kernels)
3 stalks of celery
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 ounces of Greek natural yogurt
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 box of the 1 pound spring mix lettuce
Wedge the apples, then cube each slice. Toss in a bowl with 1 Tbsp of the lemon juice. Slice each celery stalk in half, lengthwise, then into 1/4 inch slices. In the salad bowl, add the lettuce, seeds, raisins, apples, 3/4 cup of the cheese and the celery. In a separate bowl mix the yogurt, 1/4 cup cheese and remaining lemon juice. Combine with the salad and serve.
I admit that I changed from walnuts to sunflower kernels but either work. And I did serve the seeds separately because not all the ladies could eat them. I can’t wait to make this salad at home!
I didn’t have my camera present to get a picture but it’s a very colorful salad. And I was a bit busy to actually snap a picture. I’ll have to find out if the activity director has one for me.