Green Salad With Apples, Cranberries, And Walnuts is a classic side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or a side dish to pair with your dinner, a green salad is always a great choice. One of the best things about green salads is that you can customize them to your liking, adding in your favorite fruits, nuts, and dressings.
This particular recipe for Favorite Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts is a favorite of many for a good reason. It’s a beautiful and colorful salad that is perfect for fall or winter, thanks to the seasonal addition of fresh apples and dried cranberries. The crunch of the walnuts adds a nice texture to the salad, and the feta cheese (if used) adds a nice tanginess that balances out the sweetness of the apples and cranberries.
This salad’s dressing is a flavor bomb with apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s a tangy and slightly sweet dressing that pairs perfectly with the flavors in the salad. You can also try this Warm and Delicious Apple-Flavoured Vinaigrette.
Not only is this salad delicious, but it’s also packed with healthy nutrients. The mixed greens provide fiber and vitamins, while the apples and dried cranberries provide a dose of antioxidants. Walnuts are more than just a tasty addition to this salad – they’re also a fantastic source of healthy fats and protein!
This Favorite Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts is a perfect side dish to pair with any meal or enjoy on its own as a light lunch. It’s easy to make, healthy, and delicious, making it a go-to recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.
Fresh And Tangy Green Salad With Apples, Cranberries, And Walnuts
- 5 cups mixed greens spinach, arugula, and/or other favorite greens
- 1 large apple sliced
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
- ¼ cup feta cheese optional
To Make The Dressing:
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 pinch salt to taste
- 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste
- Let’s get this salad party started! Throw those mixed greens, apple slices, dried cranberries, walnuts, and red onion in a big ol’ bowl.
- Whisk up and emulsify apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then pour it all over your greens and toss it up.
- Feeling fancy? Crumble some feta cheese on top for a little extra pizazz.
- Time to dig in! Grab a fork and enjoy this delicious and healthy salad right away.
- You can use any combination of greens that you prefer.
- Feel free to add grilled chicken, tofu, or other protein for a heartier salad.
- Walnuts can be substituted with other nuts, such as pepitas or pecans.
- Make the dressing ahead and chill it for up to a week to save time on busy days.