Cranberry Salad

This colorful and healthy cranberry salad recipe will brighten up any holiday meal. It's sweet but not overly so, with juicy oranges, crunchy walnuts and crisp celery and apples.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
4 cups

Are Cranberries Good for Weight Loss?

There are nutrition choices, exercises and lifestyle changes that can help you lose weight. Certain foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables, can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Cranberries are nutritious and have several health benefits. From improving the health of your gut microbiome to potentially helping prevent some chronic diseases, cranberries are a healthy addition to your diet. One cup of raw cranberries has only 46 calories with 3 grams of fiber and 14 milligrams of vitamin C, making them a delicious and nutritious addition to holiday recipes.

How Long Does Cranberry Salad Last?

Cranberry salad can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 1 day.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 cups chopped unpeeled Honeycrisp apples

  • ¾ cup orange segments

  • ¾ cup thinly sliced celery

  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest or lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Place cranberries, maple syrup and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and the mixture thickens, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool for about 30 minutes.

  2. Stir apples, orange segments, celery, walnuts, zest and salt into the cranberry mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

    Cranberry Salad


Large saucepan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
7g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 26g
Added Sugars 18g 36%
Protein 2g 5%
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 178IU 4%
Vitamin C 25mg 28%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 278mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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