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Apple Orange Walnut Salad

6 servings

Source: Recipe by Caroline Trapp, NP, CDE, with special thanks to Chef Matt Prentice

You can still enjoy a delicious salad, even without an oil-based dressing!

About the Recipe

70 Calories · 1.7 g Protein · 2.3 g Fiber


  • If desired, toast walnuts by placing in an ovenproof dish and baking at 350 F for 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. Cool before chopping.
  • Shredded carrots, celery, and/or thinly sliced red cabbage are delicious additions.
  • Arugula may be used in place of some or all of the mixed salad greens.
  • For an even simpler dressing, just use seasoned rice vinegar.
  • Freshly ground black pepper may also be added. 


Makes 6 Servings

  • 6 cups mixed salad greens, torn into bite-size pieces (or a bag of salad greens)
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tart green apple, chopped, or 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice


  1. Combine salad greens, walnuts, onion, and apple or cherries in a large bowl.

  2. In a small bowl or cup, mix vinegar and juice. Dress the salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Calories: 70
Protein: 1.7 g
Carbohydrate: 10.8 g
Sugar: 7.5 g
Total Fat: 2.9 g
     Calories from Fat: 37.4%
Fiber: 2.3 g
Sodium: 135 mg

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