Apple Salad Recipe

Apple Salad is a cool and crunchy dish that combines the sweetness of apples with the creaminess of a light dressing. It’s ideal for a light lunch, a side dish, or a nutritious snack. This versatile salad can be enhanced with your favorite nuts and dried fruits for added texture and flavor.


  • Salad:
  • 3 medium apples (any variety), cored and chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
  • Core and chop the apples into bite-sized pieces.
  • Finely chop the celery.
  • Roughly chop the walnuts or pecans.
  • Thinly slice the red onion, if using.
  • Chop the parsley, if using.
  1. Make the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Assemble the Salad:
  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped apples, celery, nuts, dried cranberries or raisins, red onion (if using), and parsley (if using).
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Garnish with additional nuts or a sprinkle of parsley if desired.

Nutritional Facts (Per Serving, Approximate for 4 servings):

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 80mg

Cooking Tips:

  • For added crunch, you can include a handful of sliced radishes or jicama.
  • If you prefer a sweeter salad, use honeycrisp or fuji apples.
  • For a tangier flavor, add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the dressing.

Apple Salad is a delicious and healthy dish that is easy to make and suitable for any occasion. Its crisp texture and sweet-tart flavor make it an adaptable addition to your meal plans. Enjoy it as a side dish or a light main course, and feel free to add your favorite ingredients.

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