Several years ago I found Waldorf salad and really enjoyed it. However now I cannot even recall what was in it. A couple of years ago I tried the waldorf salad in the THM cookbook. Prior to THM (Trim Healthy Mama) I would never have even given it a second thought because two of its main ingredients are cottage cheese and celery, neither of which are items I like.
Early in my THM journey, I was astounded to find that I could actually tolerate, and even like cottage cheese . . . well, when it is blended. I also found that if I dice up the celery small enough, it isn’t horrible if it isn’t being eaten alone. So when I saw this waldorf salad, I decided to give it a try. Now it is a favorite light lunch of mine.
Start by dicing an apple. To do so, I start by cutting it in half, pole to pole. Then I use a metal melon baller and remove the core from the center.
Cut out the stem and blossom end.
Cut each half into about 8 slices.
Put that in a bowl along with two stalks of finely diced celery and 1 cup of lowfat cottage cheese.
Finally chop up a couple of walnuts and add it to the bowl, with a bit of salt and a tablespoon or so of sweetener. I like things sweet so I use about 1-2 tablespoons of gentle sweet.
Stir it all up and enjoy!
- 1 apple, diced
- 2 stalks celery, finely diced
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- salt to taste
- sweetener to taste (I use about 1-2 tablespoons gentle sweet)
- Combine all in a bowl and enjoy. 🙂
The original recipe used spicy nuts, black pepper, and chili pepper flakes too but I don’t prefer spicy, so I leave out the spiciness.
I hope you enjoy this light lunch.
Until next time, God bless,