Crisp 'n Good Apple Salad With Walnuts and Walnut Oil Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

It's sort of like Waldorf Salad, but there's no mayonnaise here, and the end taste is fresh and clean! A nutritious salad for a picnic, or to serve with grilled meats -- or just to enjoy as a light lunch. These great nut oils are now widely available and so much healthier than mayonnaise!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First whisk the walnut oil, cider vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved, and set aside at room temperature.
  2. Prepare salad ingredients, and toss together in a salad bowl.
  3. Toss with dressing to serve.
  4. (If it has to stand awhile, cover with platic wrap and refrigerate. For taking on a picnic or to-go, keep in a plastic container with tight-fitting lid).
  5. *Toasted walnuts: you can use fresh walnuts, but toasting brings out their fragrance. Heat oven to 350 degF/180 degC, spread walnuts on a cookie tin, and bake for 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

Malcolm and I love salads and this one was a winner thanks Zurie! I feel a little bad for deducting a star, as we thought there was something missing from the flavours, and that was my fault as I had run out of celery, so I will try this salad again sometime in the future and review it again! However, what we did have was a lovely crisp and very fresh salad made with apples, Blue Stilton, home-grown toasted walnuts and a really wonderful nutty dressing which was 5 star by itself! I made the salad just as posted, with the exception of the celery, and we both enjoyed this for lunch with a glass of wine and some crusty bread. My apples were local English apples that I brought back to France, all grown in Kent, and beautifully crisp and fresh - they were Coxes Orange Pippins and Worcester Pearmain. Made in memory of your beloved Gideon and your cook-a-thon and very much enjoyed thanks Zurie. Tartelette

French Tart February 18, 2014

I really enjoyed all the flavors and ate this with relish! The dressing was just right and it tasted so healthy! Made for the Best of 2009 Cookbook tag.

Sharon123 March 07, 2010

An apple a day keeps the doctor away...and 2 apples do 'what'? ;-) Best darn apple salad I ate in my entire life. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag. p.s. See recipe for recipe #369334.

gailanng August 25, 2009

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