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Apple-Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Apple-Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
Looking for a delicious fruit salad recipe? Then check out this apple salad served with cranberry vinaigrette - ready in just 20 minutes!
Updated May 21, 2010

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*

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
140
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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