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Apple-Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Apple-Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Looking for a delicious fruit salad recipe? Then check out this apple salad served with cranberry vinaigrette - ready in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients

Cranberry Vinaigrette

1/2
cup jellied cranberry sauce (from 14-oz can)
1/4
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
2
tablespoons white vinegar
2
tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/4
teaspoon salt

Salad

2
medium apples, cut into bite-size pieces (such as Gala or Braeburn)
3
medium stalks celery, sliced
3/4
cup dried sweetened cranberries
8
Bibb lettuce leaves
3/4
cup cubed Brie cheese
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, toasted*

Directions

  • 1 In blender or food processor, place vinaigrette ingredients. Cover; blend or process 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth. Pour into 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together apples, celery and cranberries. Divide evenly among 8 lettuce-lined salad plates. Top each salad with cheese and walnuts. Serve with vinaigrette.
Tips  

*To toast walnuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown.

Opt for cut-up pears instead of the apples, or a combination of both.

Keep apples from browning by tossing cut-up fruit with a bit of orange juice.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
140
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
,
Sugars
23g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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