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Apple Walnut Salad

A fresh fall salad full of flavor from juicy apples, mesclun greens and spinach. This delicious salad is topped with a maple vinaigrette. A light lunch, side dish, add protein for a Dinner Salad.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, easy lunch or dinner, healthy fall salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 205kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


  • 4 cups mesclun greens
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 medium Stemilt Rave® apples, sliced thin Note 1
  • 1 small bulb shallot, peeled and diced
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries

Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon s pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil your favorite oil will work
  • black pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste


How to make an Apple Walnut Salad

  • In a large salad bowl, add in mesclun greens, spinach, sliced apples, shallot, shredded carrot, chopped walnuts, dried blueberries.
  • Drizzle the Maple Vinaigrette on the salad. Mix to combine.
  • Ready to serve.

How to make Maple Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl, whisk to combine minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, pure maple syrup, dijon mustard.
  • Whisk in the oil to combine all ingredients.
  • Taste the vinaigrette. Reseason if needed.


Note 1: No need to peel the apple. Just wash it and slice thin.  Remove the seeds before adding the apples to the salad.
Note 2: The salad is easy to make - for best result make it close to when you are ready to eat for fresh flavor.
Note 3: Slice the apples and squeeze some lemon on them if you will be serving the salad later.
Note 4: Be sure to use 100% pure maple sugar. Pancake syrup is not maple syrup.
Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2702IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg