Who says you can’t make a salad without lettuce? Celery, Granny Smith apples and red grapes get equal play in this flavorful dish, tossed in a sophisticated Dijon vinaigrette. A great accompaniment to sandwiches, even toddlers can take part in creating the salad. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Veggiecation, a culinary-nutrition education program that introduces children to the wonderfully delicious and nutritious world of vegetables.
Kid: Wash celery, apples and grapes.
Adult: Slice the celery into quarter inch diagonal pieces. Core, halve, and slice apples into quarter inch pieces. Cut grapes in half lengthwise. Combine everything in a mixing bowl. In another mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, oil and mustard.
Kid: Whisk the dressing.
Adult: Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss.
Kid: Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
Adult: Toss again. Serve chilled.