Here's a delicious way to get fiber-rich lentils into your diet. "This salad includes something I discovered years ago: a touch of ground cloves," notes Lily Julow of Lawrenceville, Georgia. "It does amazing things for lentils!"
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.
"This pretty salad is a staple at my house. I've shared the recipe with any satisfied guests," pens Lois Kenneberg, Phoenix, Arizona. "It's easily divided for smaller portions, too—I frequently make just 'one apple's worth'. I you don't like pineapple, try substituting canned mandarin oranges and juice instead."
THE PEAR and hint of orange are a nice surprise in this salad. It's a little different than traditional Waldorf salad and always brings rave reviews.
The colorful combination of crunchy, fresh ingredients complements any meal.
-Mildred Cummings, Cincinnati, Ohio