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Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 264277
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1682119 257721
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8255423 232888
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!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 232810
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015


foodiemomma User ID: 5553422 213985
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

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

jenniferp83352 User ID: 3684174 192648
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!"

thievingzebra User ID: 7718580 192647
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

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

ssbuxton User ID: 7353052 192646
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Just the right amount of sweet and tangy. The whole family loves it! Made to the exact specs of recipe. Thank you."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 107746
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"So good and loved the dressing. This is a keeper for me."

jesboc User ID: 6580965 175322
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Fabulous made exactly to the recipe"

rouxjerry User ID: 7213492 174914
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Super good Apple salad. Love the mixture and everything is perfect. So refreshing!!"

morven User ID: 1865453 175321
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Lovely mix of flavors. I have made this several times in the past two weeks and its fresh and clean taste goes well with many meals. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing."

marthaloving User ID: 5385754 113770
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"Very good vinaigrette with the surprise taste of maple. I used only 1 tablespoon spicey brown mustard to soften the flavor and to emphasize the maple flavor."

rmford420 User ID: 5952954 113769
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Very good!! I used olive oil and dijon mustard instead. I also didn't use nuts because I didn't have any, but it was still really good. I took it to a cook out and had many people ask for the recipe:)"

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