From time to time classic dishes can stand a bit of reinvention, so here's a modern-style waldorf salad. We can do ditch the gunky mayonnaise thank you and also make use of delicious seasonal pears. It's a good make-and-take salad, can also be conveniently be prepared the day before.
1 ripe pear
1 apple (any variety, though I like red-skinned for colour)
1/2 lemon (juice)
1/2 cup water
2 sticks celery
2 small or 1 large carrot
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup raisins
8 leaves fresh mint
1 Tbs red wine or apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbs walnut or macadamia oil
1 Tbs olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
SuperTassievore: substitute fresh or dried blueberries for the raisins.
Nutfree: subtitute sesame oil for the nut oil; substitute sunflower kernels or pumpkin seeds for the walnut pieces.
Lowfat: take half the oils out of the dressing and replace with water.
Gluten free: Is already gluten free, yay!
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