Apple Walnut Salad is a perfect blend of tasty and healthy. This salad is not only quick and easy to make but also healthy, kudos to its main ingredients. While it's said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, walnuts contribute to keeping your mind sharp.
To prepare this salad, all you need is brown sugar, cranberries, cinnamon, vanilla essence, cream cheese and low-fat yoghurt. Toss all the ingredients together and serve it fresh. The best part about this healthy recipe is that you can have it anytime and in any season. You can try a variation of this salad by adding more fruits or vegetables of your choice to it.
Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols. While nutrition labels don’t list these plant compounds, they’re likely responsible for many of the health benefits.
It also contains manganese, copper, and vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6 to get the most out of apples; leaving the skin on it contains half of the fibre and many of the polyphenols.
Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acid or polyunsaturated fatty acid. Omega 3 fatty acids are considered absolutely essential, and can only be obtained only by the consumption of certain kinds of food. Walnuts are a good source of protein and dietary fibre and are loaded with Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, folate and thiamine.
So, what are you waiting for? Try this no-cook recipe today and enjoy it with your loved ones.
8 large apples
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
280 gm cream cheese
2 pinch salt
4 cup walnuts
2 cup cranberries
2 teaspoon vanilla essence
230 g low-fat yoghurt
2 cup lettuce leaf
Step 1- Wash and chop apple and lettuce in separate bowls. Cut the walnuts into chunks in another bowl and keep them aside until required.
Step 2- Next step is to prepare the yoghurt cream dressing. Take another bowl and mix cinnamon, salt and brown sugar in it. Add cream cheese, yoghurt and vanilla essence to the bowl and whisk it until smooth.
Step 3- Toss the fruits in this yoghurt cream dressing and serve to add the dressing to the big bowl of apples, lettuce and walnuts. Add cranberries and mix all the ingredients well for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for some time and serve chilled.
Enjoy your Apple Walnut salad!!