Apple & Walnut Salad

Apple & Walnut Salad
Apple & Walnut Salad

We created this salad to complement the apple flavours in our 2022 Christmas Ham. With apple slices and the delicious Chantal Organics Apple Syrup (a new-to-us find that we're suddenly adding to everything) in the dressing, you can't go wrong with this crunchy, fresh and delightful salad.

Ingredients for our Apple & Walnut salad


  • 300g spinach leaves
  • 1.5 red apples, skin on (we used jazz - yum!)
  • 140g walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Half a red onion
  • 3 sticks celery
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Chantal Organics Apple Syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • Splash of boiling water
  • S&P


  1. Thinly slice the red onion and celery, and add to a bowl with the spinach leaves.
  2. Put the walnuts in a warm frying pan and toast lightly for a few minutes, before adding the honey. Continue cooking, shuffling the walnuts around often, until crunchy and sticky - don't leave too long or they will become candied or burnt!
  3. Mix together the mustard, apple syrup, apple cider vinegar, EVOO, water and S&P. It will emulsify to a nice thick dressing - don't be scared of all the flavour, it all works nicely together!
  4. Cut the apples in half, either side of the core, and slice into thin half rounds. Do this bit last so it doesn't brown.
  5. Add most of the apple, walnuts and dressing to the bowl with the spinach, red onion and celery, and mix together all it's all nicely coated and shiny.
  6. From here you can add the remaining apple slices, walnuts and dressing to the top of the salad, or shift the salad to a serving platter and top with the goods on that.

Simple and yum, it's a winner in our books!