This light take on a classic Waldorf salad swaps blended cottage cheese and Greek yogurt for the usual rich mayonnaise dressing and crisp pears for apples. It’s perfect for any party or picnic!
4 large crisp, green pears (i.e. Bartlett), unpeeled, chopped into chunks
5 stalks of celery, trimmed, coarsely sliced
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon rind
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch white pepper
1 tablespoon honey
Place chopped pears, celery, raisins, walnuts and lemon rind into a large bowl and toss together. Place cottage cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, white pepper and honey into the container of a blender and process for about 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Pour cottage cheese dressing over pear mixture and stir to combine well. Chill until serving time.
Adapted from: Sharon Palmer, RDN
Tip of the Day
Find your healthy eating style at restaurants. Eating out at restaurants can be part of a healthy eating style. Try filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables by ordering stir-fries, kabobs, or choosing fruit or salad as a side.