This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid. All opinions and text are mine.Many years ago when I first started Just One Cookbook, I had shared a Japanese Apple Salad recipe. It was my mom’s recipe that I had recreated and my family really enjoys it.Fast forward 4 years and looking at the apple salad recipe, I realized it’s not too healthy with the large amount of mayonnaise used (even though it’s really good!). My goal this time was to recreate the family’s favorite apple salad recipe but make a healthier version.
Healthy and Delicious Apple Walnut Salad I kept key ingredients for the salad and I ended up with a lighter version of dressing by using mostly non-fat yogurt instead of mayo. Since Japanese mayo is a bit sweet, by replacing it with yogurt, the apple walnut salad is not as sweet. Depending on your preference and what type of apples you use, you can adjust the amount of sugar to the dressing.You might wonder why I was updating my apple salad recipe out of the blue, and it’s because I am participating in KitchenAid’s #KitchenAidContest!A little background first. When I signed up for the challenge a few months ago, I thought my new kitchen will be ready and it shouldn’t be an issue. However, this is what’s happening today.Unfortunately, the remodeling work is still in progress and I had to get my creative juice flowing. How am I going to create a delicious apple recipe without a functioning kitchen"! No oven, no stove, no sink…and my kitchen tools and utensils are all still packed in the boxes!Meanwhile, the mysterious black box arrived for the challenge.When I opened the box, I saw Chef Zakarian holding an apple in his hand, saying “For those who cook, we present a challenge.”And when I remove the top… I saw A RED SHINY APPLE!!!!! How cool, challenge accepted!
Inspiration for Apple Walnut Salad RecipeWith the apple challenge in front of me, it&...