Apple Yogurt Salad

A favorite winter salad with apples, yogurt and fresh mint that's great for a winter brunch or Christmas morning. All the ingredients are familiar but the combination is a real delight.

Apple Yogurt Salad ♥, a wintry salad, apples with Greek yogurt, tangerines, fresh mint and a touch of cardamom. Great for winter brunches and light desserts.

Summer fruit salads are effortless. The fruit is so abundant, so fresh, so intoxicating, no embellishment is needed.

Winter fruit salads take more thought. This apple salad has been a favorite for many years, it's often on the menu for my annual cookie swap but I also make it for a light breakfast for Christmas morning.

Orange juice concentrate is one of my "secret pantry ingredients". I keep a small can in the door of the freezer, scooping it out a spoonful at a time for intense orange flavor.

ALANNA's TIPS This is such a pretty salad! For color, I like to use one red-skinned apple and one green-skinned apple. Add tangerine sections, mint leaves and pomegranate seeds – extra festive!
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Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time-to-table: 15 minutes
Makes 4 cups
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (or 1 tablespoon juice concentrate)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom (or cinnamon)
  • 2 apples, chopped bite-size
  • 2 Clementine tangerines, peeled, sections cut in thirds (or grapes)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (don’t skip this!)
  • Pomegranate seeds, optional but festive especially with green or yellow-skinned apples (easy way to remove the seeds from a pomegranate)

Mix the yogurt, orange juice and cardamom in a medium-size bowl. If you're mixing the salad ahead of time, stop here.

Just before serving, stir in the apple, then the more delicate tangerines and mint. Transfer to a serving dish and "rain" with pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION INFORMATION Per Half Cup: 49 Calories; 1g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 11g Carb; 2g Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol. WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS Old Points 1 & PointsPlus 1

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Alanna Kellogg
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  1. Alanna,
    So having roped everyone in with a tale featuring cake and equally sweet sentiment, you then make us do penance by eating salad. You're a hard woman.{g}


  2. That was a lovely story, Alanna.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!


  3. What a wonderful story! Thanks so much for sharing. And all the best to you and yours.


  4. Great story and just goes to prove that elaborate doesn't necessarily mean the best option for the occasion.

    Have a merry Christmas & wonderful 2011


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