Waldorf Salad was a biggie in my growing-up family, so the very idea of preparing this dish was akin to comfort food for me. But the addition of cranberries lifted this past the prosaic and made it an exceptional creation. Thanks to Mature Living magazine for this recipe that I clipped out and saved for—well, just for this very day.
The cranberries' slightly tart taste are a nice counterpoint to the sweet grapes, apples, and the dressing created simply from nonfat vanilla yogurt, sugar substitute, and cinnamon.
The combination of the greens and reds from the fruit mixture make a perfect Christmas accompaniment. Tucked in a pretty cut-glass pedestal bowl of my mother's, I can't imagine anything more party-worthy.
Cranberry Waldorf Salad
1 1/2 cups chopped cranberries
1 cup chopped red apple
1 cup chopped cleery
1 cup seedless green grapes, halves
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 ounces nonfat vanilla yogurt
Combine all the ingredients. Toss to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours. Stir just before serving. Makes 8 servings.