Creamy Apple Salad

This creamy apple salad is crunchy, sweet and just a tad bit tart thanks to dried cranberries. Make this easy salad ahead for your next lunch, brunch or picnic.

Creamy Apple Salad
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 medium Gala apples, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage

  • 1 cup  thinly sliced celery

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • cup toasted chopped walnuts


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, lemon juice, mustard and salt together in a large bowl. Gently stir in apples, grapes, cabbage, celery, dried cranberries and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Toss well before serving.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 210IU 4%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Potassium 164mg 3%

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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