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Apple celery salad with walnuts and goat cheese

29 April 2019 | Last Updated: 2 July 2019

Crunchy celery and walnuts, sweet and sour apple and golden melted goat cheese on toasts. Tossed in creamy and sharp orange honey dressing. This apple celery salad is fresh and so delicious! It’s very fulfilling, so you could enjoy as a light lunch and also elegant, perfect to serve your guests at a party.

Apple celery salad with walnuts and goat cheese

Top tips for making celery apple salad:

– this salad is a great opportunity to use up leftover celery stalks, once you’ve taken away a stick or two for your spaghetti Bolognese

– instead of apple you can add an orange or a pear

– instead of walnuts you can add pecans

– use melting goat cheese with rind, not soft, spreadable goat cheese, here you’ll find a guide to goat cheese varieties

– use an apple that is a little sour (my preference) or a green apple, rather than a sweet apple variety

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How to make crunchy apple, celery and walnut salad:

1. Make the goat cheese toasts.

2. Wash and spin dry the salad.

3. Toast the nuts on a dry pan until fragrant.

4. Make the orange honey dressing.

5. Chop the celery stalks.

6. Slice the apple and mix with lemon juice.

7. Arrange the salad on a big plate, top with celery pieces, apple slices, goats’s cheese toasts, sprinkle with nuts and spoon over the dressing.

8. Serve!

Ingredients needed to prepare Apple celery salad with walnuts and goat cheese

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Watch how to make it!

Apple celery salad with walnuts and goat cheese

Crunchy celery and walnuts, sweet and sour apple and golden melted goat cheese on toasts. Tossed in creamy and sharp orange honey dressing. This apple celery salad is fresh and so delicious!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 697kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

salad:

  • 2 handfuls salad mix
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium apple or orange/pear
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • small handful walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 slices bread or 6 slices baguette
  • 3.5 oz goat cheese 100g

orange honey dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • zest from ½ orange optional
  • 1 heaped teaspoon honey
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C / 400 °F / Gas Mark 6. Cut the cheese into slices, arrange the cheese slices over slices of bread or baguette, put in the oven and bake for a few minutes until the cheese is golden and melted. Cut the toasts into smaller pieces, if you wish.
  • Wash the lettuce and spin dry in a salad spinner, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the celery stalks into slices.
  • Core the apple and cut into slices, mix with a tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Toast the walnuts and pumpkin seeds in a dry pan until lightly browned and fragrant, transfer on a plate (they can easily burn).
  • Pour the dressing ingredients into a small jar, close the lid and shake vigorously until a thick sauce is created.
  • Arrange the lettuce onto plates, top with cheese toasts, celery and apple slices, sprinkle with nuts and pour over the dressing.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

– instead of apple, you can add an orange or a pear
– instead of walnuts, you can add pecans
– use melting goat cheese with rind, not soft, spreadable goat cheese
– use an apple that is a little sour (my preference) or a green apple, rather than a sweet apple variety
– calories count = 1 serving (1/2 of the recipe)
 

Nutrition

Calories: 697kcal
Course Salad
Cuisine international
Keyword apple celery salad, apple celery walnut salad, goat’s cheese salad

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