Apple Salad

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I’ve taken this salad to countless potlucks, and also served it many times when we have guests for a meal. It’s super easy and tasty.

Apple Salad

  • 6 to 8 apples, cleaned and with the peel left on (Pink Lady apples are delicious!)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • good water
  • 1/4 cup raw honey, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped (soaked and dehydrated) nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)

Fill a large bowl about 1/2 full of water and add the lemon juice. Quarter each apple, then cut the core out. Thinly slice wedges off each quarter. Add to the bowl just as soon as they are sliced to keep from browning. As the bowl gets full, rotate the apples to make sure each slice comes into contact with the lemon juice. Add more water if necessary. When all apples are sliced and coated, drain the excess water. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss well. Adjust seasonings and sweetener to taste. Chill if not serving right away.

I updated this post on 5/10/2010 to include soaked and dehydrated nuts (to deactivate enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid).

© Copyright 2006-2010 by Wardee Harmon

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  1. Audra says

    Yummy. I finally made this after our visit. I ‘ve been wanting to forever! I used dried cranberries and walnuts because that’s what I had…and I just plain forogt the agave/honey. It was delicious, soaking in lemon water means that it still looks beautiful and tastes delicious today for lunch! :P Thanks again!

  2. says

    Audra, I’m so happy that you made it! It sounds yummy with cranberries and walnuts… good substitutions. It also sounds very pretty with that gorgeous red of the cranberries.

  3. says

    Thank you for this. It has been a long time since I’ve made apple salad, in fact had sort of forgotten about it! It looks heavenly. I think I am going to try it this way: Mix the water with lemon juice and soak chopped walnuts and raisins overnight, then in the morning, add the sliced apples and let them soak while I gather the other things. Drain, and mix it all together. I have found that I like my raisins soaked and moist and also the walnuts and then I don’t have to dehydrate them. Lazy. I know. :)

  4. Susan says

    Oh, this does look delicious! It would probably make a great dessert too! I want to go try it right away!


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