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Apple-and-Celery Root Salad

This fresh fruit salad is simple to prepare and has less than 100 calories so you know you can splurge on its tasty flavors.

Health JANUARY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups salad)
  • Prep time:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound celery root, peeled and cut into matchsticks (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Granny Smith apples

Preparation

1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients (through black pepper). Toss celery root with buttermilk dressing; let stand 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place lemon juice in a bowl. Trim tops and bottoms from apples. Cut apples crosswise into slices, removing seeds and core with a round cookie cutter or paring knife. Transfer apple to bowl with lemon juice, and toss to prevent apple from browning.

3. Starting with apple slices, alternately stack apple with the celery root mixture on each of 4 serving plates. Garnish with additional chives, and serve.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Calcium: 87mg
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