APPLE WALNUT SALAD – Deliciously crisp and dressed with as orange honey glaze, this traditional salad is a real crowd pleaser. Made with four different types of apples: Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious. Toss in some walnuts, add the glaze and you have the most perfect salad for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack.
I love making simple salads that are wholesome for my kids. Whether it is for a light lunch or a side to a protein for dinner, I always find simple salads can be a real winner. And if my kids are getting their fruits or veggies without anyone shedding tears, well then it is a huge win for this mom.
My kids love apples! Madden loves Granny Smith, Jersey loves Red Delicious and the rest of the kids are just like me they for the mother of all apples and the most pricey apple Honeycrisp.
After making my Mango Berry Salad, I knew that the orange glaze that I put on that salad would go just perfect with some apples. So that is what inspired this salad.
The only thing with this salad is that you can’t prepare it too much in advance, because will start to brown and soften after a bit, but don’t worry that takes some time. But this salad is best served when prepared. So if taking this to a dinner or potluck, then just make right before you leave. The perk about this salad – it takes very little time, literally less than 20 minutes, took me about 10 using my apple slicer.
I can guarantee that this Apple Walnut Salad will be a weekly salad made in our house this summer. Perfect to take to the pool as a refreshing snack. So while I am still praying for some rain for our dry (well drier than normal) Colorado landscape, I am looking forward to the warm weather, days at the park and grill out with family and friends. And you can bet that this salad will be with us at many of those events and occasions. Enjoy friends. XOXO San
Looking for some other fantastic ways to feature some juicy, delicious apples on your dinner table? Check out these fantastic recipes: Healthy Apply Candy Salad, Fuji Apple Chicken Salad and Cranberry Poppyseed Apple Salad.
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- 2 large Granny Smith apples
- 2 large Pink Lady apples
- 2 large Honeycrisp apples
- 2 large Golden Delicious apples
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- CITRUS GLAZE
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 teaspoons orange zest, I used a Tangelo orange
- 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice, I used the juice from the Tangelo orange above
Core apples and chop into chunks.
I used my apple cutter and then cut each slice into 3-4 pieces.
Make glaze: in a small mason jar add honey, zest and orange juice. Screw on lid tightly and shake vigourously until combined.
Add apple chunks and walnuts into a large mixing bowl. Pour over glaze and toss to combine.
Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator for 20-minutes, then serve.
Citrus Glaze from Mango Berry Fruit Salad