Apple Salad with walnuts

Crunchy celery, sweet apples, and toasted walnuts are tossed with mayonnaise and tossed with warming flavors like radish, cinnamon, black pepper and nutmeg for a fun twist on Waldorf salad. If you are looking for a yummy side to accompany your holiday meal, look no further than this yummy Apple Salad recipe!


  • ▢2 to 2.25 cups chopped apples or 320 grams (2 large, 3 medium or 4 small)
  • ▢2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • ▢2 tablespoons grated radish – optional
  • ▢2 teaspoons lemon juice or add as required
  • ▢¼ cup veg Mayonnaise – vegan or eggless
  • ▢2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • ▢2 pinches grated nutmeg
  • ▢¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • ▢5 tablespoons chopped walnuts (lightly toasted) or 8 to 9 walnuts
  • ▢salt as per taste


  • ▢1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • ▢1 tablespoon chopped walnuts or 1 to 2 walnuts


  • Place the peeled and chopped apples in a mixing bowl. Add grated radish, if using.
  • Add lemon juice and mix very well.
  • Add chopped walnuts and chopped celery.
  • Add the mayonnaise. Season with ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg and crushed black pepper.
  • Mix very well. You’re ready to enjoy!
  • Serve apple salad garnished with some chopped celery and chopped walnuts

How to Make Apple Salad

1. Place 2 to 2.25 cups peeled and chopped apples in a mixing bowl. (That’s roughly 2 large; 3 medium; or 4 small apples

peeled and chopped apples with grated radish

2. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice and mix very well. The citric acid will prevent the apples from browning as you assemble the salad later.

TIP: If you have citric acid on hand from canning, you can dissolve a teaspoon in a cup of water and do a quick 5 to 10 minute soak instead of using the lemon.

lemon juice being added

3. Add 5 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts and 2 tablespoons chopped celery. I prefer my celery and nuts to be chopped quite fine so there’s a little bit in every bite. If you prefer more variety per bite, leave them in slightly larger bits.

TIP: For more flavorful walnuts, you can quickly toast them before chopping. Either bake them in an oven preheated to 175 Celsius for about 10 minutes, or in a dry sauté pan on the stovetop.

apples with chopped walnuts and celery

4. Add ¼ cup mayo (your favorite brand, homemade recipe, vegan or egg free). Season with 2 pinches ground cinnamon, 2 pinches grated nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper.

apple salad with all elements not yet mixed together

5. Mix very well. You’re ready to enjoy a delicious, creamy, crunchy apple salad with walnuts!

finished creamy apple salad

6. Serve apple salad garnished with some chopped celery and chopped walnuts.

Apple Salad (With Walnuts) » Dassana's Veg Recipes