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Apple and Celery Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Apple and Celery Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 20
Count on a bushel's worth of crunchy flavor in this walnut and apple salad, made with an easy yogurt-mayo dressing.
Updated January 28, 2010

Ingredients

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*

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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