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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 salad. If you are looking for a yummy side to accompany your holiday meal, look no further than this yummy Apple Salad recipe!

Main Ingredients

  • ▢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

Garnish

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

Instructions

  • Place the peeled and chopped apples in a mixing bowl. Add grated radish, if using.(opt)
  • 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. 

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Apple Salad

1. Place 2 to 2.25 cups peeled and chopped apples in a mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons grated radish if using ( optional)

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.

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.

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.

easy, creamy apple salad in a white and red ceramic bowl with a brass spoon a white background