Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Waldorf Salad

Today's featured SuperFood is yogurt! A few weeks ago, Stonyfield Farms contacted me and offered me coupons to try the new Oikos Greek yogurt. Greek Yogurt is a great sub for sour cream, mayo, or even oil in common dishes, like egg/chicken salad, dressing, marinades, and sauces. I decided to make Waldorf Salad for dinner tonight because organic apples were on sale, I had some leftover mint, and I had my yogurt coupon!

This salad was light, refreshing, and very flavorful!

Waldorf Salad

1 batch of whole wheat pita
1/2 lb. organic chicken breasts, poached
1 granny smith apple, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 c. pecans or walnuts, toasted
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper

1 c. greek yogurt
2 tbsp. mint
1 tsp. dried dill
1 tbsp. chives
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. sugar or honey
Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half

Add all dressing ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth.
Add all salad ingredients to a bowl, toss in dressing.
Serve in pitas.


Joanne said...

Can you believe I've never had a waldorf salad? Outside the locker room at my gym, there is a board that lists foods you should eat to help you get flat abs...and yogurt is one of them! I love it, especially mixed with unsweetened applesauce and/or canned pumpkin.

Kelly said...

Mmmm. I love waldorf salad. I also agree with you that yogurt is a great sub for more fattening condiments. I also just posted the goat cheese, artichoke spinach spring roll recipe on my blog if you're still interested.

Elyse said...

I love the versatility of yogurt! And, man, does it sound delicious in this waldorf salad. You have me wanting some right now.