Apple Ratatoulille on Crostini


1/2 cup (4 oz.) Walnut oil 
1/4 cup (2 oz.) Vegetable oil 
2 1/2 cups (10 oz.) Celery, diced 
2 cups (8 oz.) Red onions, diced 
4 cups (1 lb.) Cored, peeled and diced Washington Granny Smith, Golden Delicious Braeburn or Fuji apples 
2 Tbsp. Garlic, minced 
4 cups (1 lb.)Zucchini, diced 
2 cups (8 oz.) Yellow squash, diced 
1 1/2 cups (8 oz.) Canned diced tomatoes, drained 
3/4 cup (8 oz.) Walnuts, coarsely chopped 
1 Tbsp. Salt 
1 1/2 tsp. Pepper 
1 tsp. Ground nutmeg 
1 tsp. Turmeric 
1/4 cup Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 
48 3" slices Grilled or toasted bread rounds or slices



1.) Blend oils. In non-stick or heavy skillet, heat 1/4 cup blended oils. Add celery and red onions. Saute` over medium heat unti soft and browned. Remove vegetables to bowl.

2.) Heat 1/4 cup of blended oil in skillet; add apples. Saute` until apples are soft and golden; remove and add to bowl.

3.) Heat first 1/4 cup oil in skillet. add garlic, zucchini and yellow squash. Saute` until soft.

4.) Return vegetable-apple mixture to skillet. Stir tomatoes, walnuts, salt, pepper, nutmeg and turmeric. Continue cooking over medium heat 5-10 minutes until mixture is thickened.

5.) Stir in basil and cook additional 1-2 minutes.

6.) To serve, portion 2 tablespoons ratatouille on each grilled bread slice.


Other Info:

Servings: 24 (2 bread) apppetizer servings


Bistro Apple Pizza


2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 12-inch prepared pizza dough crust
2 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, or Granny Smith apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced (or chopped)
1 cup shredded low-fat, part skim Mozzarella cheese
1 cup crumbled Blue, Gargonzola or Roquefort cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmasan cheese
1 tsp. dried leaf oregano



1.) For each pizza: Heat oven to 450° F. Saut&ecute; garlic in olive oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

2.) Brush olive oil blend onto pizza crust.

3.) Distribute spinach evenly onto crust.

4.) Sprinkle on apples.

5.) Blend mozzarella cheese, blue cheese and parmesan cheese. Distribute evenly over apples.

6.) Sprinkle on oregano. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese boils and crust is brown.


Other Info:

Servings: Yield one 12-inch pizza, 4 servings


Washington Apple Turkey Gyro


1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 cup sliced onion 
1 cup thinly sliced sweet red pepper
1 cup thinly sliced sweet green pepper 
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1/2 pound cooked turkey breast, cut into thin strips
1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and finely chopped 
6 pocket pita bread, warmed 
1/2 cup plain yogurt 



1.) In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, peppers, and lemon juice and cook until tender-crisp. Stir in turkey and apple; cook until turkey is heated through. Remove from heat.

2.) Fill each pita with some of mixture; drizzle with yogurt. Serve warm.


Other Info:

Servings:  Serves 6

Nutrition Information:
Protein: 23g; Fat: 5g; Carbohydrate: 27g; Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 258mg; Cholesterol: 30mg; Calories: 253.