Pear Waldorf Salad

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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.

Serves 8

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.

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