This simple salad is made with tart apples, salty cashews, and a simple homemade dressing! Try this salad when you need a quick and delicious meal.

Lately, I’ve been craving quick and simple salads and this apple cashew salad came together so easily, it’s a definite weeknight winner! This would be a great salad to pack for lunch or make on a busy evening. You can add your favorite protein to turn it into a full meal or just enjoy this as a little side salad!

apple cashew salad

You only need a few pantry ingredients and this salad comes together in just a few minutes! The homemade dressing is super simple to make and it’s delicious paired with apples and cashews! Skip the bottled dressing and make this basic vinegarette at home!

Apple Cashew Salad

Optional Protein Ideas

If you want to add a protein to your salad, here are a few ideas:

  • Canned chickpeas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • White beans (cannellini beans or navy beans would be great!)
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Apple Cashew Salad

Apple Cashew Salad

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large salad 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Salad

Description

This simple salad is made with tart apples, salty cashews, and a simple homemade dressing! Try this salad when you need a quick and delicious meal.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 small granny smith apple, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons roasted or raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt.
  2. Toss the lettuce, apples, cashews, and parmesan with the dressing, and serve immediately.

Keywords: Apple Cashew Salad

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The cashews add such a perfect crunch, and the apples provide some delicious tartness. My only complaint is that they’re green and they blend in with the lettuce. It would probably be prettier with red apples. But the green ones are perfect here, looks aside!

I feel like there are probably a million variations of this salad. But for now, I’m just happy with the marriage of cashews + granny smith apples. Match made in heaven.

Looking for other easy salad recipes? Here are a few of my favorites!

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What’s your favorite simple salad?