That is exactly what I thought when my mom used to make it when I was a child. I wouldn't even try it. Then once, when I was a teenager, I couldn't find a single thing to eat in the house so decided to grab a bowl of this and give it a taste. And it was delicious! It is so good that I crave it and it is perfect for a hot summer day when you don't feel like cooking. My children enjoy it as well.
Today I made a big bowl of it (about four times the amount you see if the photo above) and by late evening I finished the bowl...all by myself! I don't even feel guilty about it as it is all healthy goodness so no worries.
I also realized halfway into my first bowl of it, that something was missing but couldn't figure out what. Later I realized what it was when I saw the can of pineapple on the counter. I forgot the pineapple! It was still scrumptious without the pineapple but not as scrumptious as it could have been with the pineapple.
Don't judge a book by it's cover; you will love this salad as a side dish or as a yummy lunch!
Apple Raisin Salad
2 apples, cored and sliced into bite sized pieces
1 shredded carrot
1 small can pineapple, drained (can be chunks or crushed, whichever you prefer)
handful of raisins
1 tiny package walnut pieces
1-2 T. Miracle Whip
1 container yogurt (I used strawberry, hence the pink tint)
dash of cinnamon