Recipe: Vineyard Waldorf Salad

From Chef Mike Terry at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula, California

Makes 2 servings, 210 calories, 20 grams of fat

Salad ingredients:

1 Gala apple, diced

1 Granny Smith apple, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

1 cup red seedless grapes, halved

1⁄2 cup toasted walnuts, crushed

1⁄2 cup dates, diced

3 Butter lettuce leaves

3 Red Belgium endive leaves

Waldorf dressing ingredients:

1⁄2 cup crème fraiche

1⁄2 cup buttermilk

1⁄2 cup dates

1⁄2 cup salad oil

1⁄3 cup sherry vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender, blending well.

2. In a separate bowl, combine apples, celery, grapes, walnuts and dates.

3. Pour dressing over ingredients, and mix until everything is combined.

4. Serve in lettuce leaves, garnish with endive and enjoy.