Delicious and Refreshing Holiday Apple Side Salad Recipe

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Delicious and Refreshing Holiday Apple Side Salad Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

This holiday apple side salad is the perfect addition to any festive meal. The combination of tart apples, crunchy celery, sweet cranberries, and tangy dressing creates a delicious and refreshing salad that everyone will love. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it's also quick and easy to make, making it a great option for holiday gatherings or weeknight dinners. Give this recipe a try and impress your guests with this flavorful and colorful side dish.


  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped apples, celery, dried cranberries, walnuts, and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the apple mixture and stir until all of the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Before serving, give the salad a quick toss to redistribute the dressing
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Apples are a great source of fiber and vitamin C, making this salad not only delicious but also nutritious.
  • Cranberries are packed with antioxidants and have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of urinary tract infections.
  • Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and provide a crunchy texture to the salad.
  • The combination of tart apples, sweet cranberries, and tangy dressing creates a perfect balance of flavors.