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Crispy Apple, Raisin and Walnut Salad

A delightful salad on the table in 15 minutes.

I recently went with a group of friends to a great Brazilian steak house where the waiters go from table to table with large skewers of various cuts of meat.  The meat is delicious and it’s all cooked over a charcoal grill.

Each guest is provided with a “chip” which looks kind of like a coaster, and one side is colored red and the other side is green.

The idea is that when you’re ready for the waiters to come by with all of the different types of meat, you turn your chip to the green side. 

They’ll continue to come by with the skewers of meat until you turn your chip to the red side.  So it’s really a great place to eat when you love meat and you’re super hungry.

But, not only do they have delicious meat, they also have an amazing hot and cold salad bar.  And, this is where I run into trouble!

I go to the salad bar first and head right over to this super tasty apple salad.  It’s so good that I go back for seconds.  And then, I’m too full to have but just a few pieces of meat.  It happens every time I go to this restaurant.

So of course I had to come up with a recipe like the delicious apple salad at the restaurant.

Walnuts in Apple Salad

The ingredients are very much like a Waldorf Salad except it’s not served with lettuce.  Also, the pieces of apple are cut into long strips which is fun and different.

The trick is to cut the apples right before making the salad so that they can be coated with lemon juice.  This way the flesh of the cut apples should keep their color rather than turning brown.

The skin is left on the apples in this salad to add beautiful color and contrast to the white dressing made with sour cream and plain yogurt.

Red delicious, Gala and Fuji apples are a nice combination of apples to use in this recipe not only for the color of the apples but also for the great taste as well.

The bright green skin from Granny Smith apples would also be a pretty color in this salad and it would add tart flavor too.

Here are more recipes with apples you may like “Apple and Mint Limeade Smoothie“, “Yogurt Apple Cups with Coconut, Maple and Walnuts” and “Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Apple Salad Ingredients

Red apples (Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji apples), fresh lemon juice, celery, walnuts, honey, sour cream and plain yogurt

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Sliced Apples

Cut the apples (with the skin on) into long strips about ½ inch wide (about the size of a French fry).

Sliced Apples

Sliced Apple on Cutting Board

I used Gala apples because they happened to be on sale and looked so fresh and crispy.

Sliced Red Apples

I also used a red delicious apple because the skin color adds a nice deep red to the salad.

Cut Apples in Bowl

To a large bowl, add the cut pieces of apple.

Lemon Juice on Apples in Bowl

Right after cutting the apples and adding them to the bowl, add the lemon juice.

Mix the apples and lemon juice together (the lemon juice should keep the flesh of the apples from turning brown).

Chopped Celery

Chop the celery.

Chopped Celery in Apple Salad

Then to the bowl, add celery…

Walnuts in Apple Salad

…walnuts…

Raisins in Apple Salad

…raisins…

Honey in Apple Salad

…honey…

Yogurt and Sour Cream in Apple Salad

…yogurt and sour cream.

Mix Apple Salad

Mix together…

Stir Apple Salad Together

…until the apples are evenly coated with the sour cream and yogurt.

Crispy Apple Walnut Salad

Serve right away (this salad is best when served right after it’s made).

Crispy Apple Walnut Salad

And enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

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Print Recipe

Crispy Apple, Raisin and Walnut Salad

A delightful salad on the table in 15 minutes.

Course Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Salad, Apple Walnut Salad, Waldorf Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 3 apples (Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious) cored and with the skin on, cut into long strips about 1/2 inch wide (about the size of a french fry)
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt

Instructions

  1. Right after cutting the apples; to a large bowl, add the cut apples and lemon juice.  Mix the apples and lemon juice together (the lemon juice should keep the apples from turning brown).

  2. To the bowl, add chopped celery, walnuts, raisins, honey, yogurt and sour cream.  Mix together until the apples are evenly coated with the sour cream and yogurt.

  3. Do a taste test and add more honey if needed.

  4. This salad is best when served right after it's made.

Recipe Notes

TIP

  1. The trick is to cut the apples right before making the salad so that they can be coated with fresh lemon juice.  This way the flesh of the cut apples should keep their color rather than turning brown.

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2 Comments

  1. That looks really delicious! I’ve had a Waldorf salad before but I think it had cabbage in it too? I’m not too sure, but I wasn’t crazy about it and I think that was why. I love that this is mostly apples 🙂

    • Hi Heidi, I know what you mean…I recall hearing ingredients in Waldorf salad that didn’t seem like they sounded good together but I do love the apples with just a few other ingredients.