Great Apple Tree Salad Recipes

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This particular recipe has been a family favourite for many years and is something that I look forward to serving on a Sunday afternoon as well as every other day of the week. If you are planning on trying this recipe, then you may be wondering what types of apples you will need, if any. The majority of this recipe uses apples that are within the sweet to medium size range, therefore you can choose whichever you prefer.

Determining how much fruit you are going to use is one of the most important factors when it comes to creating an apple salad recipe. You will need to take into account how much skin and flesh are on the apple to ensure that it tastes right. When you get an apple that is still green, you can add some apple juice to give the apple a better taste. An apple that is still firm and yellowed can be cut into wedges and served with a variety of toppings.

The Dressing

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Another aspect of the apple tree salad is the dressing. Typically lemon juice is added to the mix but you can also choose from a variety of popular dressings including: barbecue sauce, hot mustard, honey mustard, Ranch dressing, or Spicy Ranch Dressing. There are many different brands and types of bottled dressing, so do some research before purchasing any products. Dressing is usually not required but if you like your meals to have a stronger flavor, you can add a little dressing to the mix.

Another thing to consider is whether to serve an apple dessert or an apple pie. These recipes go best together and are almost always accompanied by a fresh bowl of salad. However, if you serve an apple pie, it can simply be sliced and chilled until ready to serve. You can make apple pie by using apples that are already prepared or picking up apples that are in season and then pressing them into a pie plate. When it comes to apple desserts, homemade or store bought you can use a variety of different recipes including: sugar cookies, apple crumble cake and apple pie.

Add Your Favorite Toppings

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To create your own version of this salad you will need several items: apples, celery sticks, chopped dill, green onions, parsley, olive oil, and your favorite type of dressings. Start by putting the green onions and celery sticks in a small bowl. Add oil and mix thoroughly. Then add the chopped dill and parsley. Lastly, drizzle some olive oil over the top and shake to combine.

Once your ingredients are mixed and you are happy with your salad’s progress, you are ready to place it in the oven or onto the table top. At this point you can add your favorite toppings such as fresh or canned cranberries, nuts, honey, raisins and more. If you find that your recipe calls for canned apples you can substitute them for fresh. A recipe for apple salad should keep you from spending money on unnecessary ingredients and provide you with an easy to make and enjoy salad.

Easy To Prepare

It is important to keep in mind that while these recipes are easy to make, they are also great for parties or just watching the family during the holidays. This is because they are easy to prepare and you won’t have to clean up after your guests’ food. 

If you decide to make this salad cold you can use a mixture of ice cubes and lemon juice in the base of your bowl and place your apple pieces in the mixture and gently press down until they are completely covered with the mixture. You can also layer several apple tree salads together and refrigerate until needed.


If you enjoy cooking at home and making healthy homemade meals, you may want to consider making this popular salad. Making your own apple tree salad will save you money and let you put your creative side to good use. Not only will you be able to enjoy this healthy recipe all year long but you will also be providing for your family the vitamins they need from eating fresh fruit every day. So start making your own apple tree salads today.

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