Monday, March 28, 2011

Celery Walnut Salad

This salad is such a hit in my house. My four year old just loves it. He's eating his veggies and mama can't complain. My husband says it reminds him of a D'amico & Sons salad (one of my all time favorite places to eat).

Speaking of D'amico & Sons, if you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and you have kids, you should know that kids eat free on Sundays after 2 pm. The kids meal options are awesome! Not your typical hot-dog/hamburger/french fries/chicken fingers (meaning fat laden/greasy/unhealthy/non-food) kids meals. Instead, they have fresh pasta choices (albeit not gluten free), sandwiches, fruit, and fun salads.The food is all fresh and hand prepared by the restaurant chefs. It's been our special "date" night with our boys the last few weeks. And it really is so kid-friendly. Check it out for sure.

Back to celery salad: I think this recipe is perfect for spring. Loaded with celery, which is in turn, loaded with water, making it a great meal for hydrading your body and skin. Feel free to sub a different nut/dried fruit combo, such as toasted almond slivers and dried cranberries or pistacios and raisins, for a slightly different take. Experiment; you can't go wrong!

Celery Walnut Salad

5 stalks celery
3 scallions
1/3 cup frozen peas, dethawed
3 tablespoons organic plain yogurt
3 tablespoons mayonaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 drops liquid stevia
salt, pepper
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup dried cherries

Chop celery and scallions into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. Add the peas and stir.

For dressing, combine yogurt through stevia in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add dressing to celery salad.

Next add in walnuts and cherries and stir again.

Salt and pepper to taste.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter who "hates" mayonnaise, loves this salad!