Apples are an important part of a healthy diet.
2 medium unpeeled cored Gala apples, chopped
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded aged
1/3 cup cooked drained crumbled bacon
1/3 cup toasted chopped almonds
3 tbsp. diced green onions
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
16 medium to large leaves Boston lettuce
2 cups reduced calorie caesar dressing
(2 “bundles” and 1/4 cup Caesar dressing per serving):
Total Fat 12g
Sat. Fat. 3g
Trans. Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 12g
Combine all ingredients except lettuce leaves and Caesar dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For each serving, place 1/2 cup apple mixture on each of 2 lettuce leaves. Fold sides inward, then fold top and bottom of lettuce over filling. Secure each with a wooden pick*. Serve with 1/4 cup Caesar dressing for dipping.
Makes 8 Servings (2 "bundles" each)
***NOTE: Use 7-inch pieces of chives to secure Bundles for a unique look. Blanch chives in boiling water 10 seconds. Drain, then immerse in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Tie one chive around each bundle; trim ends.
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This article was printed in the November 2, 2014 - November 15, 2014 edition.