Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meganr's Tart Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts

The nutrition facts for this refreshing salad can be found at Calorie Count!

Tart Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts

Serves four


1 large  tart apple, peeled and thinly sliced (Granny Smith variety is great with this)
3 stalks  celery, very thinly sliced
1/3 cup  walnuts, roughly chopped
1 tbsp  champagne vinegar
2 tbsp  lemon juice, about 1 lemon
1 ½ tbsp  mustard, Dijon style
1 tsp  honey
1 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp  freshly ground black pepper


Make sure to keep the celery leaves as you begin to prepare the celery, as they are added to the salad. Slice the celery in half lengthwise, and then very thinly slice into half moons.

Peel the apple, cut into eights and then create very thin slices.

Roughly chop the walnuts.

Chop the celery leaves and mix the celery and apple in a bowl. If you are preparing the salad ahead of time, put the celery and apple into a cold water bath and refrigerate until a few minutes before serving time, at which point you can drain the water, pat the celery and apple mostly dry, then add the vinaigrette and the walnuts.

In a separate small mixing bowl or cruet, combine the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, honey, olive oil and pepper and mix well.

When ready to serve, add the vinaigrette and walnuts to the celery and apples and toss well.

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