Apple Walnut Salad with Dates and Brie
If you love fall flavors, then you will absolutely adore this apple walnut salad with dates and brie. Crispy mixed greens are tossed with tart Granny Smith Apples, creamy brie, crunchy walnuts and a tangy apple cider vinaigrette for the perfect side dish or light lunch! Ready in just 15 minutes, delicious and healthy too!
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 cups Mixed greens, roughly chopped can also use baby spinach or romaine
- 1 Granny Smith apple cored and sliced
- 1/4 cup pitted dates chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts toasted and chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
- 2 oz. Brie cheese chopped
- Salt & ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp apple jelly
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic
- pinch cayenne pepper
Combine apple jelly through cayenne pepper in a blender. Cover, blend until smooth (this will become your salad dressing)
Combine salad, apples, dates, walnuts, onion and Brie in large bowl. Toss with dressing until coated as desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Top Tips for this Apple Walnut Salad
Adapted from DOLE
- Choose an apple that is crunchy and doesn't brown easily.
- Make sure your brie is at room temperature before serving.
- Opt for toasted walnuts, for extra flavor.
- Use the salad as a healthy and delicious sandwich filling!
- If you don't have apple jelly, you can use honey or maple syrup (if you make that substitution, I'd use just 1 tbsp instead of 2 since honey/maple syrup will be sweeter than the apple jelly).
- Instead of mixed greens, try using a shredded cabbage blend or coleslaw base for this salad to mix things up.
- Additional add-ins that would be delicious include: Radishes, Carrots, and Green Onions
- To make it vegan, just omit the cheese
- Tips for storing: Greens tend to wilt pretty quickly once they have been dressed, so if you plan to use this salad as leftovers I'd recommend tossing the dressing with all of the salad ingredients except the greens and cheese. Then, right before you serve it, you can add the greens and cheese to the prepared mixture and toss one more time. Adding the dressing to the apples ahead of time will help to make sure they don't oxidize in your fridge!
Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.5g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Sodium: 115.1mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 18.1g