Waldorf Salad with Cottage Cheese
I am not sure what made me think up this combination; I think I was lying in bed one morning and it just sort of *popped* into my head.
Have you ever had Waldorf Salad? My mom made it sometimes... I remember it on our Thanksgiving table a time or two. I think my mom's version of Waldorf Salad had apple, celery, walnuts, raisins, and mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip). Good stuff! I also had Waldorf Salad at my mother-in-law's house. I think her version had apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts or pecans, but her salad was made with whipped heavy cream that was slightly sweetened. Also good stuff!
Here is a lighter and super easy version of Waldorf Salad with Cottage Cheese. I did not really measure my ingredients; I just sort of tossed things in a bowl and gobbled it up. It is GOOD (and healthy)!
1/2 to 3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 apple, chopped (I used a Gala apple)
2 tablespoons celery, chopped
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
a dash or two of ground cinnamon
In a serving dish, top cottage cheese with remaining ingredients. Dig in! Enjoy!