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

"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!"
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
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photo by gailanng photo by gailanng
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  • 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.
  • Prepare salad ingredients, and toss together in a salad bowl.
  • Toss with dressing to serve.
  • (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).
  • *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.

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  1. French Tart
    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
  2. Sharon123
    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.
  3. gailanng
    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.
  4. puppitypup
    AMAZING! This salad is absolutely delicious, both hubby and I loved it. Very quick and easy to make too. Thank you so much Zurie, this will absolutely be a keeper for our family! Edited to say I've made it twice now and it's a 5 star keeper! Made for Photo Tag, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.
  5. El Bee
    Made this, with some changes, as a starter salad for Thanksgiving. No cheese or raisins Added cranberries The dressing was great with my combination, and I did toast the walnuts.



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