September 1, 2021

Recipe: Crisp Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

Colorful, crunchy and heart-healthy

recipe Apple Cranberry walnut salad

Wondering what sort of salad might make a splash at your next dinner party? This colorful, sweet, crunchy and heart-healthy salad fits the bill. (Have leftovers? Add sliced chicken breast or other proteins to make it a complete meal.)


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1 Granny Smith apple, rinsed and sliced thinly (with skin)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 cups mixed greens (or your favorite lettuce), rinsed and dried
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup raspberry vinaigrette dressing


  1. Sprinkle lemon juice on the apple slices.
  2. Mix the lettuce, cranberries, apple, walnuts and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
  3. Toss with raspberry vinaigrette dressing to lightly cover the salad, and serve.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 6 servings

Calories: 138
Total fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 41 mg
Total fiber: 3 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g


Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat: Delicious Healthy Eating from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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