Apple and Celery Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Apple and Celery Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Count on a bushel's worth of crunchy flavor in this walnut and apple salad, made with an easy yogurt-mayo dressing.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

20

servings

Dressing
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
3
tablespoons plain yogurt
2
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
Salad
2
large Granny Smith apples, cut into 8 wedges, then cut crosswise into bite-size pieces (4 1/2 cups)
2
large Gala apples, cut into 8 wedges, then cut crosswise into bite-size pieces (3 1/2 cups)
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
6
medium stalks celery with leaves
3/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
  1. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until blended. Refrigerate until serving time.
  2. Place apples in large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss until coated.
  3. Remove leaves from celery; chop leaves into 1/2-inch pieces to measure 1/2 cup. Cut celery stalks diagonally into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices to measure 2 cups. Add to bowl with apples. Refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Just before serving, toss apples and celery. Add dressing; toss until coated. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Makes 20 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*To toast walnuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until walnuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until light brown.
To grate the fresh lemon peel, use a Microplane® grater (similar to an old-fashioned wood rasp). It grates the peel evenly but avoids scraping the underlying pith.
For added flavor, substitute flavored yogurt, such as orange or lemon, for the plain.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.