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Apple & Walnut Salad Recipe
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Apple & Walnut Salad Recipe

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Our recipe specialists impart sweet and tangy flavor to simple salad greens with a quick apple cider vinaigrette, cranberries and Gorgonzola cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 5 cups torn romaine
  • 5 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 large red apple, chopped
  • 1 large green apple, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil or canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 155 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a salad bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the cider, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in oil. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Apple & Walnut Salad in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p47

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"This has quickly become mine and my families favorite salad. Each ingredient compliments the other. It is simply delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Made this for Christmas and it was a hit! I will be making this recipe a regular dish at my house."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"We do not like onions we feel they rob you of the tastes of the other contents. We used a blue cheese. With just these couple of changes we will prepare again"

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