Recipe: Crisp Apple-Fennel-Mint Salad With Almonds

A festive and nutritious blend of flavors and textures

Wow your friends and family with this festival of flavor and texture. The tart Granny Smith apples, sweet fennel bulb and fresh herbs, topped with crunchy almonds and a creamy sweet-and-sour dressing, provide plenty of plant nutrients and good fats.

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2 tablespoons 0% (fat-free) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 Granny Smith apples, cut into 2-inch long sticks
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 scallions (white and light green parts), chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoon unsalted, roasted almonds, chopped


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, oil, honey, salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the apples, fennel, scallions, parsley and mint.
  3. Add the dressing, and toss well to coat. Divide the salad among the plates, and top with the almonds.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Per serving:

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Calories 112
total fat 5.1g
Saturated fat 0.7g
Protein 2.1g
Carbohydrate 16.9g
Dietary fiber 3.7g
Sugar 11.1g,
Added sugar 0.75g
Cholesterol 0.1mg
Sodium 111.7mg

Recipe developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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