This salad is as easy to prepare as it is to eat! A colorful combination of apples, raisins and pecans jazzes up broccoli florets in this summery side dish. Its tangy-sweet flavor makes it a standout at company picnics and church potlucks.
To create this tasty twist on traditional Waldorf salads, simply cook the barley, then mix together all the ingredients. The memorable medley sent in by Sara Tschetter from Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan offers a nice change of pace from traditional rice and pasta salads served this time of year.
This is my go-to salad when I need a quick little something for a meal. Sometimes I mix the mayonnaise with plain yogurt or whipped cream for a sweeter taste. I use half of each. —Wendy Masters, East Garafraxa, Ontario
When I was growing up, my mother would make Waldorf salad during the holiday season using Red Delicious apples. This version is a nice time-saver because you can prepare it ahead of time without the worry of the apples browning.
“I came up with this scrumptious apple salad while experimenting with leftover dessert ingredients one day,” laughs Diana Stucky from her Castle Rock, Colorado home. “Friends have said it's the best salad they've ever eaten!”
Tip: Sprinkle cinnamon over the salad just before serving.
Crisp apples, celery and walnuts teamed with lean poultry turn any meal into a picnic. The combination of tastes and textures makes this Waldorf Turkey Salad a cool classic. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland