Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe
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Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

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This seasonal salad will be a hit at any gathering. It’s also easy for weeknights; just halve the recipe. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 9 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 large tart apples, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 87 calories, 5g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 vegetable 1 fat


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, apples, onion and walnuts. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p34

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"Wonderful combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy. The vinaigrette was surprisingly simple and so delicious. I maple-glazed my walnuts, which added sweetness and texture to the salad. Will be making this again!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015


Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"This is very good. We like to add craisins to this salad."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"I wasn't sure how I would feel about the maple flavor, but it was fantastic! A new favorite salad for sure!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"This salad is awesome. It will be made often around here."

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