What a delightful surprise!! Ben sent me a link about a week ago - it was a cute little article from epicurious.com about the "food horoscope" for the year. It gave 12 recipes to try out for the 12 months of this year - healthy, yummy-looking recipes. Last week, I tried a salad from the list; it was a bust for us. So I was nervous about this salad. But it was FANTASTIC! And the lemon juice/olive oil dressing keeps the apples from browning, so you can have it a second night!! I seriously could not get enough of this salad.
Apple and Celery Salad with Peanuts
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
3 red apples, cut in bite-sized pieces
2 green apples, cut in bite-sized pieces
4 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch-thick julienne
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
Whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, and olive oil. Put the other ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the lemon juice dressing on top and toss well.