A crunchy salad of fruit, vegetables and nuts in a creamy yogurt-based dressing, this is attractively presented on witlof leaves. The bitterness of the witlof provides a good contrast to the sweet fruit.
*Use ½ cup (85g) sultanas in place of the chopped dates.
*You could dress the salad with a vinaigrette instead of the mayonnaise and yogurt mixture. Mix together ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice, ¼ tsp Dijon mustard, ¼ tsp caster sugar and pepper to taste.
*Witlof is also known as Belgian endive or chicory. If you can't find a red witlof but like the red colour, use small leaves from a tightly packed radicchio.
*This recipe provides plenty of fibre from apples with their skins, celery, witlof and, of course, dates.
*Grapes are high in sugar and relatively low in vitamins when compared with other fruit. However, they contain unusually large amounts of bioflavonoids, the anti-oxidants that help to protect against the damaging effects of free radicals, linked with cancer and heart disease. They also have ample amounts of potassium, an important mineral for healthy blood pressure.