14 Feb FINEST CHEF: APPLE CRUNCH SALAD
2 Red Delicious apples
2 Golden Delicious apples
2 Granny Smith apples
4 seedless oranges, peeled and diced
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cups crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup honey
1 T canola oil
2 T water
dash of cinnamon, sprinkle of coconut
1 pound fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
1/3 cup orange juice
1 cap vanilla extract
sweetener to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the topping ingredients in a
pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until toasty. Stir occasionally.Cool.
Puree strawberries, orange juice and sweetener in the blender.
To make the salad, slice or dice peeled or unpeeled apples (as
preferred). Toss the apples with oranges & pineapple in a large
serving bowl. Sprinkle with the nut crunch and spoon strawberry sauce
over the top. Or you can serve the toppings on the side.