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Apple Salad Recipe

Whether you serve it as a side dish for your holiday dinner or treat yourself for a healthy lunch, this sweet and savory Apple Salad with yogurt dressing is such a treat! And it only takes 15 minutes to put together.
Course Side Dish - Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 258kcal


For The Dressing:

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For The Salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach rinsed and spin dried
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 apple cored and thinly sliced
  • cup cheddar shredded


To make the dressing:

  • Place yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Give it a whisk. Set aside.

To make the salad:

  • Place spinach, celery, red onion, raisins, walnuts, and apple slices in a large salad bowl.
  • Drizzle it with the dressing and give it a gentle toss.
  • When ready to serve, top it off with shredded cheddar.



Note: I added a handful of pomegranate seeds at the last minute mostly for a pop of color for pretty pictures. However, it is totally optional.
Making It Ahead and What To Do with Leftovers: As it is most salads mixed with yogurt dressing, this salad doesn't keep well even if you store it in the fridge in an airtight container. However, if you don't mind keeping the ingredients separate from the dressing and serve it on the side, you can totally make it a day ahead and store them in the fridge for one additional day.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2932IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg