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Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing

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When you’re looking for an off-season salad, this irresistible Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing will fit the bill! You’ll fall in love with your first bite!

This is my go-to Fall Salad Recipe. The combination of flavors and textures always gets rave reviews. The touch of maple in the salad dressing makes this a memorable side dish, and I always get asked for the recipe.

Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing in a white serving bowl

Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing

The calendar flipped to a new season this week, and there’s definitely a chill in the air. I made my first pumpkin and apple desserts along with breaking out my slow cooker for the first time in months. Even my salads evolved from featuring heirloom tomatoes and basil to maple, nuts, and apples.

I love fall salads for a change of pace! I dug deep into my recipe files to find this old favorite: Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing. Whenever I serve this to company, I get compliments galore!

Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing overhead view with halved apple and dressing in a jar

An Autumnal Salad

This salad was a cinch to toss together; perfect for company, but simple enough for a weeknight. The dressing had a number of ingredients, but all were staples in my kitchen. Do you have a stash of champagne vinegar? It’s one of my favorites and worth keeping in your pantry.

Tips for Making This Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad

  • I usually measure the salad dressing ingredients directly into a 2 cup Pyrex mixing cup, whisk until the mixture emulsifies, and then use the spout to drizzle the dressing over the salad.
  • PRO-Tip: If you want to prep this earlier in the day, toss the apple pieces in a bit of the dressing to prevent the browning from oxidation.
  • Dress the rest of the salad right before serving. The chewy cherries, crunchy walnuts, and sweet apples created a sensational combination of flavors and textures and an unforgettable salad!

Save this Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing for your next dinner party, family gathering, or even for the holidays! It would be a great contrast to all the rich Thanksgiving dishes!

Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing in a white salad bowl

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Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing | A fabulous fall/winter salad that always gets rave reviews!

Apple, Cherry and Walnut Salad

When you’re looking for an off-season salad, this Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing is a delicious option!

Ingredients

Adapted from Bon Appetit

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil, but it can solidify if you refrigerate)
  • 5 ounces mixed baby greens
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into matchstick-sized pieces (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Instructions

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, maple syrup, vinegar, sugar and oil. Set aside.
  2. If making ahead of time, toss the apples in a small amount of dressing to prevent browning and place in bottom of serving bowl. Top with greens, walnuts and dried cherries. Otherwise, place greens in bowl, and arrange apples, cherries and walnuts on top.
  3. Re-whisk dressing and toss with salad before serving. You do not need to use all the dressing.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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