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Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


12 servings (1 cup each)

This seasonal salad will be a hit at any gathering. It’s also easy for weeknights; just halve the recipe. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.
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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • Remenec
    Oct 26, 2019

    What a delicious fall salad! The dressing is so unique and flavorful. This recipe will be perfect for Thanksgiving.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Jan 20, 2019

    Great refreshing salad. I fried up the walnuts in a bit of butter and maple syrup and then let them cool. Since I made this in advance of serving, I soaked the chopped apple in lemon juice and water (and then rinsed). I loved the dressing as well and can see make this again and again (made exactly per the recipe). Thank You.

  • Reek
    Oct 26, 2017

    Apple salad!! yummy one sda

  • Reek
    Oct 26, 2017

    Good one

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Apr 3, 2017

    I think this would be a good salad for any holiday gathering. I made it for Thanksgiving last year. It was a hit. All the ingredients taste great together. I liked the crunch from the apples and walnuts. The vinaigrette flavor is a nice change from bottled dressings. I only had yellow mustard and white onions so I used them instead of spicy brown mustard and red onions.

  • dublinlab
    Dec 5, 2016

    This is delicious! I bought the pre-washed spring mix. I chopped the apple and shook in lemon juice and water so it was ready. I used apple cider instead of the apple juice concentrate. Tossed it all together 5 minutes before we sat down, super easy and as l said delicious. I will make this again and again. Janet VFE

  • kballet
    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!

  • mkaskela
    Sep 13, 2015


  • foodiemomma
    Dec 4, 2014

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

  • jenniferp83352
    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!