Recipe: Crisp Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

Colorful, crunchy and heart-healthy

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 for a heartier version to bring to work.)

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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
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
¼ 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

Makes 6 servings

Per serving:

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

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

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