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Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad Recipe
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Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad Recipe

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“The pretty, flavorful cranberry dressing for this fall salad is also good for gift-giving,” suggests Mary LaJoie, of Glenoma, Washington, who shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 3 medium Red Delicious apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 335 calories, 29 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 79 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. For cranberry vinaigrette, combine the first seven ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  2. Transfer to a serving dish. In a large bowl, toss the salad greens, apples and walnuts. Serve with vinaigrette. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p9

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"I have made this salad for several years now. The dressing is fabulous, in my humble opinion. I look forward to fresh cranberries in the fall so I can begin making this again."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Delicious salad! I served this with our New Year's dinner."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"We keep coming back to this recipe every year. My kids LOVE this dressing."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"This is an excellent salad...I also added freshly grilled chicken. The next time I made it (being from Michigan) substituted fresh cherries for the cranberries also good."

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