Crunchy Apple Salad


Crunchy Apple Salad

Taste of Home
This sweet, crunchy salad will please kids and adults. This recipe can also be enjoyed as a light dessert. The colorful mixture of red and green apples looks festive on a holiday table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 130 kcal


  • 6 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons low-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 medium red apples
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Wash apples. Do not peel. Core and roughly chop.
  • In a large bowl, combine yogurt, whipped topping and cinnamon.
  • Add apples and cranberries. Toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with nuts before serving.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • It’s important to use the right kind of apple for your recipe. Some good apples for salads are Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Granny Smith and Jonagold.
  • Apples are cheaper when purchased in bags, but consider whether they will all be used.
  • Choose apples without soft spots, bruises or blemishes.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Instead of cinnamon, try an apple pie spice blend.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.
  • Use different apples according to availability, or swap in a ripe pear.
  • Try toasting nuts before using to bring out their flavor.
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