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Raisin-Walnut Waldorf Salad

I enjoy playing around with recipes, trying to create tastes that I like without sacrificing my diabetic diet. A creamy pudding-and-yogurt dressing drapes this healthy updated version of the traditional Waldorf salad. —Jean Mabis, Shumway, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 cups chopped unpeeled red apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Place raisins in a small bowl; add boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Stir in celery and raisins. Combine the yogurt, pudding mix and sugar substitute if desired; pour over apple mixture and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in walnuts.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 181 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • MJCPEC
    Apr 10, 2012

    Great salad, refreshing and was a hit with our Easter dinner guests. I only used 1/2 of the dressing and I added red and green grapes. Served in a lettuce bowl and added fresh strawberries all around.

  • 25kevin
    Apr 25, 2011

    I would only make it again by skipping the pudding mix or the sugar. It was way too sweet. Use one or the other but not both! Also would add more celery next time.