February 19, 2011

Amy's Apple Salad

3 celery ribs
2 Red Delicious apples
1 pear
1 Yellow Delicious apple
3/4 cup seedless grapes
1/2 cup pecans
1 lemon
1 orange
1.Chop celery fine and put into a bowl.

2.Peel and chop apples and pears into small pieces, juice lemon and orange and pour over apples and pears to keep them from turning brown.

3.Stir to coat all fruit, allow to stand for 10 minutes and then drain, saving the juice.

4.While soaking, mince pecans and add chopped apples and pear to celery, grapes (or chopped dates) and half of the minced pecans.

5.Toss to mix ingredients and make a dressing by combining the other half of the pecans into blender along with the juice drained from the fruit and puree into a nut butter sauce.

6.Add to salad and mix to blend all flavors. Serve on a bed of leaf lettuce.


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