Crunchy Creamy Citrus Apple Yogurt Salad

September 24, 2010
Author Notes

As soon as the weather turns cold and good local apples are still plentiful, I begin the ritual of packing this lunch to take to work. I have been making and packing the same lunch for myself for the past few years. I eat this at my desk or at meetings, savoring the mix of crunchy apples and nuts, chewy raisins or craisins, creamy yogurt, and the sparkle of lemon or lime juice. I never get tired of this lunch and appreciate not having to ask myself each busy morning: what am I going to take for lunch today? Note: if you like ginger and have it on hand, a grating of fresh ginger or a piece of chopped crystallized ginger makes a nice addition. —JoanG

  • Serves 2
  • 1 good, curnchy apple such as Honeycrisp
  • 1 cup good plain yogurt such as Greek style or my favorite, Sheeps milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted nuts, such as walmuts
  • 2 tablespoons raisins,craisins, or dried cherries or a mix of these
  • 1 lime or lemon or a key lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons good honey (I love lavender honey)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
In This Recipe
  1. Core the apple and cut into large chunky dice. I leave on the
  2. Mix the ygourt and honey together. Mix in apple, fruit and nuts. Add ginger.
  3. Squeeze the lime or lemon juice over the mixture, give it a stir, and pack in a little dish to take for lunch or serve as a side dish at dinner.

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I love food! I love to cook, eat, read about food, write about food, and enjoy meals with friends and family. I have been writing a food memoir for the past decade and am just about done! I epsecially love to create recipes using seasonal and local produce. I love to travel and wherever I go I shop at markets, cook, and try to take a cooking class.