A nice blend of colorful fruits and nuts gives this refreshing salad a great flavor and tempting texture. "The citrusy topping dresses it up perfectly," notes Marie Engwall of Willmar, Minnesota. "It's hard to believe something so easy to fix can be this tasty and attractive."
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.
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.