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Cranberry Apple Salad

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This easy cranberry apple salad is perfectly festive, flavorful, and crisp. A great way to add a little fun to your meal plans!

This is a great holiday recipe that goes so well with Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Year’s meals!

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Cranberry apple salad is a great holiday recipe that can also be enjoyed all year long! You can pair this with your Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers or you can make it to go along with any grazing table layout!

Featured image showing the finished cranberry apple salad ready to serve.

This is a unique recipe that is loaded with flavors and textures. It’s a great way to break up the sweet and salty items and those heavy meals of the holiday season.

If you live somewhere that has lots of fresh apples in the fall you have to save this recipe to use when they come into season. Cranberry apple salad is such a tasty way to use local produce for a fresh, tasty, treat!

A top down look at a bowl full of the finished cranberry apple salad.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a cranberry apple salad:

For this recipe you’ll need just four simple ingredients. You will need canned cranberry sauce, apples, celery, and walnuts. I used granny smith apples. You can use whatever kind you have on hand or like.

A delicious apple salad with cranberry and walnut ready to serve.

I think a crisp, tart, apple works best for this recipe. Red or yellow delicious or Macintosh will be too soft in my opinion. They just don’t hold up quite as well to being tossed with some moisture and nuts!

Honeycrisp would also be a nice choice for a recipe like this cranberry apple salad! If you want to make homemade cranberry sauce or relish you can do that too and use it in this recipe!

How to make cranberry apple salad:

Again we are looking at a super limited step recipe. You know I like things to be easy! This recipe comes together quickly. You can store it in the refrigerator for a bit without issues but add the walnuts as you eat it if you plan to store it!

A close up view of the finished salad ready to be served.

In a large bowl, fold together the cranberry sauce, diced apple, and sliced celery. 

Cover the bowl and refrigerate until serving. 

Prior to serving, stir in the walnuts!

That’s all it takes to make this fresh and flavorful salad recipe. Everyone will love the tart and sweet notes and the walnuts add a little bit of soft crunch to the recipe.

I know you’ll be as thrilled as I am to have an easy and delicious salad recipe on hand. This apple salad is unique and so tasty. Everyone will be asking for the recipe so be ready to share!

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Looking for more delicious salad recipes?

You can check out all of our pasta salad recipes here. There’s TONS and they’re all so unique and delicious. Like this cranberry apple salad, they are also great for parties and sharing!

a view from above of the apple salad ready to eat.

Some other choices are Thai Cucumber Salad, Ruby Tuesday Apple Salad, Ruby Tuesday Broccoli Salad, The Best Fruit Salad Recipes, Incredible Loaded Baked Potato Salad, and Whipped Jello Salad!

Printable Cranberry Apple Salad Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Cranberry Apple Salad

Featured image showing the finished cranberry apple salad ready to serve.

This easy cranberry apple salad is perfectly festive, flavorful, and crisp. A great way to add a little fun to your meal plans in the coming weeks!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, fold together the cranberry sauce, diced apple, and sliced celery.
  2. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Prior to serving, stir in the walnuts.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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