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Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

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(This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts.)

Are you planning out your menu for Super Bowl still? I am. There are so many great recipes and ideas floating around, it’s hard to narrow down. I usually figure it out last minute, like the day of. Of course, if I was having a party this year I probably would have started a little planning by now.

I do know this. As much as I love indulgent food when I’m watching football, I also like to balance things out with not so indulgent food. Salads aren’t typical Super Bowl or football watching food but I can guarantee you that if you are entertaining or just hanging out at home, this Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad will be much appreciated by those who are working hard at keeping that healthy balance this time of year. I find that I’m usually the salad maker and bringer when it comes to parties or get togethers, are you surprised?

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette | Aggie's Kitchen #ThinkFisher

This Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad is full of crunch and flavor. It would pair up really well with anything buffalo (like these Baked Hot and Garlic Zingers that my husband loves) or barbecue (Pulled Pork and Chipotle Onion Sandwiches anyone?). Better yet, order a pizza and serve a homemade salad along with it. Wait, don’t order a pizza (busiest night of the year), make this Cheesy Pizza Bread instead (wowzers). Like I said…it’s all about balance.

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette | Aggie's Kitchen #ThinkFisher

I’ve mentioned before how I believe the perfect salad base is made up of greens, cheese and nuts. Well, this one here definitely falls into that perfect salad category. Sweet apples paired up with crunchy walnuts and sharp white cheddar cheese? Um, yes please. Throw in thinly sliced celery for extra crunch and bite and you’re set.

Note: The vinaigrette and salad can be prepped ahead and kept in the refrigerator minus the apple. Slice up your apple and add to your salad right before you’re ready to serve. To prevent apples from browning (it’s hard to avoid!), toss the apples in a bit of lemon juice before adding to your salad.

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette | Aggie's Kitchen #ThinkFisher

Print Recipe

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch coarse salt and fresh ground pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 heart of romaine, cut in half longways, then cut into strips
  • 4 celery stalks with the greens, sliced thin
  • 4 - 6 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Fisher Walnuts Halves & Pieces, chopped
  • 2 apples, cut into matchsticks

Directions:

  1. Make the vinaigrette by combining your ingredients in a small jar or container. Shake until well combined.
  2. Place all of your salad ingredients in a large serving bowl or plate. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Add your apples to salad right before serving.

The vinaigrette and salad can be prepped ahead and kept in the refrigerator minus the apple. Slice up your apple and add to your salad right before you're ready to serve. To prevent apples from browning (it's hard to avoid!), toss the apples in a bit of lemon juice before adding to your salad.

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(Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am a brand ambassador for Fisher’s Nuts and will be sharing recipes for them this upcoming year. They are a brand I admire and enjoy working with, and as always my opinions are my own.)


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33 Responses to “Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette”

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted January 28, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I love apples + cheese + nuts like it’s my job so this salad is right up my alley!!! Rich is from Boston so you know we’ll be watching the Super Bowl!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Like it’s my job too…you would love this.

  2. Liz posted January 28, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Such a spectacular salad, Aggie! I love the crunch of the nuts plus the sweetness of apples and the richness of cheese—terrific combination!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks Liz!

  3. Rachel Cooks posted January 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

    This looks very similar to a salad I would throw together on a typical day for lunch. Love the combo of the walnuts and apples. Yum!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Such a great lunch salad too. Thanks Rachel!

  4. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted January 28, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Everything in this salad is my favorite! Love all the textures, the fresh crunchy goodness…and CHEESE! Sounds like my kinda dinner. Pinned!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      yes…crunchy goodness and cheese! Thanks Taylor! 🙂

  5. Erica posted January 28, 2015 at 7:53 am

    So I feel like you’re reading my mind 🙂 We’re going to my parents for super bowl and I told them I’d bring a salad and vegetables plus some kind of dip. I was actually planning on figuring out what I wanted to put on my salad this AM when I saw this post. MAKING! I think I’m going to sub broc slaw for the celery though. I heart your blog 🙂 OH and I totally told a semi stranger about your blog the other day. I was speaking to another Mom and she was mentioning that she really wants to find some new crock pot recipes and I told her to look you up!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Awww, you are the absolute sweetest. So funny because I thought you might appreciate this recipe for Super Bowl, you always have the best party spreads full of foods I love 🙂 Broccoli slaw sounds so good! I actually think a cole slaw would be good too!

  6. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking posted January 28, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Now this is my kind of salad! Love the combination.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you Robin!

  7. taylor @ greens & chocolate posted January 28, 2015 at 8:05 am

    We are having a hot sauce themed Super Bowl party which should be fun – but now this salad is calling my name! Love all of the flavors going on!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      This is the perfect side for your hot sauce themed party – that I think is genius by the way! Can I come?

  8. Maureen posted January 28, 2015 at 8:12 am

    There’s something about the combo of apples and walnuts in a salad that make me crave them! Add a little crumbled blue cheese and I’m in!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Mmmmmm blue cheese with apples and walnuts!

  9. sheila posted January 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I’m trying to keep the carbs (as in bread and baked stuff) down these days…I think this salad is just what I need!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Yep! Me too!

  10. Liz posted January 28, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Love this salad. Thank you.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Liz!

  11. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer posted January 28, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Love this combination, Aggie. So fresh, makes me want to make this for lunch today! Off to the gym …

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      It’s an easy one to throw together for lunch Sandy!

  12. kim kopp {the best is yet come} posted January 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

    You know I believe you are the Salad Queen…. Looks so so good. I love walnuts in the winter — esp combined with apples. I just bought some feta cheese (a tip you gave a long time ago to keep on hand for salads)… so will use that. Gonna make this weekend!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Apples and walnuts were made for each other. Thanks Kim 🙂

  13. Cookin Canuck posted January 28, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I’m in charge of most of the food for Super Bowl this year, so I’m filling the table with healthy comfort foods…and a big salad! This one would be perfect.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      A big salad belongs on the Super Bowl table! I bet you are going to have a great spread 🙂

  14. Gaby posted January 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I love this salad, so hearty and healthy!!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Gaby!

  15. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Great photos Aggie, it looks fabulous!

  16. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen posted January 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Sounds perfect, a little crunchy a little creamy and a very refreshing.

  17. Jersey Girl Cooks posted January 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I can always use another salad recipe. Love this one for winter!

  18. Gina posted February 2, 2015 at 12:13 am

    So much goodness going on in this salad!

  19. Low Carb Recipes posted September 28, 2015 at 11:47 am

    This looks amazing! I love the combination of apple and walnut 🙂

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