Apple Walnut Salad

Apple Walnut Salad

Prep Time    20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
This easy salad is topped with sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, and tossed with a flavorful balsamic dressing. It's perfect for holiday gatherings!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, balsamic, holiday, salad, walnut

Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • pinch of salt


  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 medium granny smith apple , chopped
  • 1/4 red onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts , roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta , crumbled (optional)


  1. To prepare the dressing, use a whisk to combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and salt.
  2. To assemble the salad, fill a large bowl with the mixed greens, then top them with the apple, onion, walnuts, and feta, if using.
  3. Just before serving, generously drizzle some of the dressing over the salad and toss well so that everything gets evenly coated. You can save any leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

I like to use a balsamic vinegar that has been aged for at least 3 years for best flavor. (It’s a little more expensive than the cheapest balsamic options at the grocery store.) If you use one that hasn’t been aged as long, you might want to add a little more sweetener to balance out the acidity.