This tasty and colorful salad balances the sweetness of apples with the savoriness of ham, and is bursting with the fresh flavors of crunchy celery, orange juice and fresh parsley.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 cups diced cooked ham
- 2 Red Delicious apples, cored and diced
- 2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and diced
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and orange juice. Add ham, red apples, yellow apples and celery and toss until thoroughly coated, to ensure that the apples do not brown. Chill 4 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, toss in parsley. Serve on a bed of lettuce. NOTE: You may also add 1/2 cup halved seedless grapes, raisins, sunflower seeds or walnut halves.