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May 9, 2011 04:21 PM

Ridiculously simple apple salad

I served this as part of the salad bar for my Derby Day party - several people thought it was jicama - it is so simple it seems crazy but really very tasty.

two large apples - unpeeled
1/4 cup mayo (I used low fat mayo - next time I will try my home made yogurt)
3 TB lime or lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp curry powder

I used five apples, peeled them and doubled the dressing - I'm not good at measuring but how could it matter with something so simple. There wasn't much left over but I ate it the next day and it was fine.

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  1. I'd use Mexican-market mayonesa, which already has lime juice in it, and is better mayonnaise than either Kraft or (sadly) Hellman's is nowadays. I avoid low-fat because it's a lot higher in carbs.

    The hardest part of apple salads has always been peeling and coring, then keeping the apple flesh from browning (lemon or lime juice helps here, too). A full-zoot Waldorf salad is just apples and mayo, plus chopped celery, walnuts and raisins (and you can keep going with flaked coconut or whatever else gets you happy). Anyone writing a salads book could probably just call one whole chapter Fun With Apples.

    This looks nice, thanks. And I think this without the curry powder would be a great side dish to serve with a nice hot curry!

    1. Vegans look away, otherwise take a Waldorf Salad and add small diced cheddar to it. Delicious. :-)

      1. try adding red onions and white chunk tuna and celery... that's the tuna salad i grew up with... oh and red delicious apples were what she used.... yum.

        1. Reminds me of the best chicken salad I'd ever had at a party. Apples, (red & green, with skins on) halved grapes, toasted almonds, diced cooked chicken, (not that crud out of a can!) light touch with the curry, real mayo, fresh lemon, fresh pepper, minced green onion. I've also added various additional ingredients such as shredded carrot, minced celery, minced red onion, raisins, etc. (not necessarily all at the same time tho.) Fabulous. Thanks for reminding me!