3 crisp, sweet apples like Gala or Macintosh, peeled, cored and diced
4 inner stalks of celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
raisins, currants or dried cranberries to taste
2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Vermont Quark
1 1/2 tsp Madras curry powder
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Toss together the apples, celery, onion, walnuts, raisins and mint and season lightly with salt and pepper. Whisk the mayonnaise, Vermont Quark, and curry powder until smooth and creamy. Fold in the lemon juice. Coat the salad ingredients with the dressing and taste for seasoning, adjusting as necessary.
15 min. This is a tasty riff on the classic American Waldorf Salad, developed at the eponymous Waldorf Astoria. It’s also a flavorful example of how to reduce the calories and fat content by cutting the mayonnaise with Quark. Spices have a wonderful way of obscuring the lack of oil. You could, of course, leave out the mayonnaise altogether. Quark has a real affinity for fruit.