Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lightened Up!

It's resolution season! That means setting aside the cookies and cake and pulling up a big plate of tasty vegetables and whole grains... Well, let's not get too carried away. There's always room for cookies! Whether you're trying to stick to your eating-healthier plan or just want to mix up your weeknight dinners, nothing beats a hearty, wholesome, lightened-up classic for today's tastes.
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These Apricot-Cashew Salad Sandwiches from our cookbook Everyday Simple Suppers are a light & easy dinner winner. With tart apples, crunchy cashews and sweet dried apricot, these sure don't lack any flavor. Make them even more good-for-you by replacing the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt!

Gooseberry Patch Apricot-Cashew Salad Sandwich Recipe

Apricot-Cashew Salad Sandwiches
This recipe was shared with us by our friend Rhonda Reeder from Ellicott City, Maryland. Rhonda says, "This sandwich is so versatile and a great way to use up leftover turkey. the kids enjoy them for lunch as a wrap or sandwich, and I've even served it over red leaf lettuce for a luncheon."
2 c. cooked turkey, diced
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 c. celery, chopped
1/4 c. cashews, chopped
1/4 c. dried apricots, finely chopped
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. sour cream
2 T. apricot preserves
1/4 t. ground ginger
1/8 t. nutmeg
1/8. pepper
8 slices sandwich bread
4 lettuce leaves

Toss together turkey, apple, celery, apricots and cashews in a large bowl set aside. Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, preserves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper in a separate bowl; spoon over turkey mixture and fold in until well blended. Spoon evenly onto 4 slices of bread. Top with lettuce leaf and remaining bread slices. Makes 4 sandwiches.
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