Apple-Cranberry Salad With Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

This delicious salad comes from Cook's Illustrated Magazine. This colorful salad makes a beautiful addition to any holiday table. Raisins make a suitable substitute for the dried cranberries.

Top Review by echo echo

Waldorf-type salads are a favorite of mine, so I knew I would like this one. The Craisins were an interesting addition, and while I think I'd like it just as well without them, they do make a salad that is colorful and would be well suited to a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas. But oh, the dressing is simply heavenly--it's a great idea to include the lemon zest as well as lemon juice. Thanks for a treat, Bev@

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss apples in 1 tablespoon lemon juice in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, add remaining tablespoon lemon juice and zest; whisk in oil, then cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Add celery, cranberries, and walnuts to apples. Drizzle dressing over fruit mixture; toss to coat.
  4. Place a large leaf or two of lettuce onto each plate.
  5. Spoon portion of salad onto each bed of lettuce and serve immediately.

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