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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mom's Apple Salad

Yesterday, I posted a snack that I sometimes have..and apple with a dab of peanut butter along side. I found that some had never experienced that combination. It brought back a memory of something that we had each fall, when I was growing up....Mom's Apple Salad. As soon as the apples were in the farm stands...Mom would make her salad. We had it just a few times a year and  just in the fall. It went especially well with pork. I haven't made it in years. I used to make it when my kids were little...they probably don't even remember it...leaving out the celery (a certain young man didn't like "green things" in his food.) It has to be eaten right away and doesn't hold up well in the fridge...because of the apples turning brown.

  • Mom's Apple Salad

  • 1/2 cup creamy salad dressing (Miracle whip or Hellman's)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup diced red apple
  • 1 cup diced yellow apple
  • 1 cup halved red grapes
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup diced celery


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the salad dressing, peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Add the vinegar, whisking until dressing is creamy. Add additional vinegar to get creamy consistency, if necessary.
  2. Add the unpeeled apples, grapes, peanuts, marshmallows, raisins and celery to the dressing mixture and toss until evenly coated. Serve immediately.


Barbee' said...

Oh, that sounds delicious! Your apple-peanut butter combo is one we do often. It also reminds me of our Girl Scouts of America's "walking salad". Core an apple. Fill the hole with peanut butter. Poke some raisins down into the peanut butter and cover the top of the p.butter with a few. Wrap and pack. Needs no refrigeration. Another version I have done when I couldn't refrigerate: Make a peanut butter sandwich and cover the p.butter with raisins. Carry a washed apple to munch along with it.

Balisha said...

Barbee...I had forgotten all about the Girl Scouts "walking salad" This is so neat, when we can bring back memories.

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you used my recipe. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

I love your "walking salad". Apples are in good abundance around here now.


Jan said...

That sounds nice! Thanks fo your comments of support on my blog. I'm pleased to say that have been a bit calmer in the last 24 hours. Jx

Balisha said...

Hi Bonnie...I always think of the movie, when I eat fried green tomatoes. I've heard of a sandwich with them as the main ingredient.

Balisha said...

Hi Jan...Glad to hear that you are feeling better now. I hope that your school issues can be managed without you're having to leave.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Balisha Sweetie...
Boy does this salad ever sound yummy. I can't wait to give it a try. I love apples and marshmallows yummy.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my beautiful girl, Rasha. It is very hard. I miss her bark this morning and her wet nose nudges. Our pets are just like our children, we love each and every one, and are so thankful to God that he gave us these past 12 years with her spirit and heart. She was a good girl.

Have a gorgeous weekend sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry