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Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Balance out any entertaining menu with this crunchy, delicious and healthy Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad – one of my favorites!

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

(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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34 comments on “Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette”

  1. 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!!

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. Love this salad. Thank you.

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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

  15. Great photos Aggie, it looks fabulous!

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

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

  18. So much goodness going on in this salad!

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

  20. Apple and walnut is such a classic duo. I featured your recipe in a blog post about salad recipes perfect for hot summer days,
    https://zazasworld.com/2018/07/29/20-delicious-summer-salad-recipes/
    Thanks for the great work 🙂