Monday, March 7, 2016
Candy Apple Salad
This is either a very healthy dessert, or a very decadent salad. Either way, it's yummy!
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons Cool Whip or sweetened, whipped cream (I keep already whipped cream in mounds in the freezer. For something like this, I just cut however much I need from one of the frozen mounds. See this post.)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Cool Whip or whipped cream, and lemon juice.
1 large apple, skin on and chopped
1 large banana, sliced
8-10 whole dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup of almond slivers or slices, toasted very lightly, on a baking sheet, in 350 degree oven, until just barely golden
1/4 cup butterscotch baking chips
Add all of the above ingredients to the dressing and toss. Serve over lettuce leaves, or as is. Makes 4-5 servings.
If you don't have the Cool Whip or whipped cream, you can also substitute a tablespoon and half of vanilla yogurt, and leave out the lemon juice.
You can make this with 2 large apples, instead of 1 apple and 1 banana.
If using pre-chopped date pieces, use about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of date pieces.