Best Apple Salad Recipe -
Best Apple Salad Recipe
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Best Apple Salad

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"A wonderful unexpected blend of fresh apples, onions, peppers, and beans, with a great dressing to toss in some zing!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the apples, bell pepper, red onion and kidney beans. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, honey, mustard and pepper. Pour over the salad, and stir gently to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2006

My family and I love this salad. The last time a made this salad I did drain the beans thoroughly. We did enjoy the salad much more when I did not drain the beans thoroughly, as the juice made it more enjoyable. It's a personal taste I guess.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2011

This was "unexpected" indeed! I added a stalk of celery I needed to use. I took off one star for it being overly sweet for me: I will use less honey next time. I plan to make this again to serve alongside porkchops. *ETA: This does NOT keep well. Eat the day of! Unfortunately I think eating the leftovers has turned me off from making this again...


35 Ratings

Sep 16, 2005


Feb 22, 2008

This was really good. I did add 50% more of the dressing as the original amount was not enough for my taste. The next time I make it, I am going to add some celery to make a little more "crunch" and some additional flavor.

Mar 21, 2011

Unlikely combination of ingredients that all work together very well. What a nice change from so many apple salads that are just laden with mayonnaise, cream cheese, whipping cream, etc. This is low in calories, low sodium, less than 1 gram of fat, and very high in fiber. This is one healthy salad that tastes great, so no guilt trip on this one!

Dec 12, 2007

I made this for Thanksgiving. I used "Gala" apples which are nice and firm and sweet. This has become an "IMMEDIATE FAVORITE". I doubled the dressing and all of the salad went very fast and even the dressing!!! The cracked pepper I used was a fresh ground "mixed peppercorns". This salad is so fresh tasting. Even those who don't usually care for beans liked this salad. Thank you for you wonderful collections of bean recipes!!!!!

Feb 04, 2012

Best to cut the apples into smaller pieces so when you take a bite, the apple won't overwhelm the taste...about the same size size as a bean. (like in the photo though I peeled them!) Perfect. Such a good, unusual taste. Must be the Dijon mustard. I like salads w/ little dressing, but this needs a bit more than in the recipe.

Dec 01, 2009

This was tasty, and I enjoyed the crunch factor and the variety of flavors! I added celery like a previous reviewer, and kept some of the juice from the kidney beans as per another reviewer; used green onions and yellow bell pepper rather than red onion and green pepper, but it was what I happened to have in the house. This salad seems to be versatile depending on what you have in the fridge...kept the dressing as really popped!! Thank you so much!


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 8.7 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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