Green Apple and Celery Salad with Cranberries and Almonds
It’s apple season, woohoo!!! I’m been (im)patiently waiting for August to end because now that it’s September I feel like it’s officially okay to post fall recipes. My kitchen has been looking and smelling like fall for a couple of weeks now, so get ready for an explosion of fall flavors – coffee, maple, apples, apples, and more apples!!
The beginning of September can be a little goofy in the weather department. Everyone is excited for fall and pumpkin spiced lattes, me included, but it’s still 80 degrees and humid as ever outside. So, we are going to ease into fall with a fresh green apple and celery salad with cranberries and almonds. It’s a little summer and a little fall all in one fancy white bowl.
Here’s a fun fact: I eat dried cranberries every morning. Chex and dried cranberries mixed together, it’s my after breakfast around 10am snack. Something a little plain and something a little sweet, I recommend the combo. Since I always have dried cranberries in my pantry, I thought they would be the perfect tart and sweet addition to this salad.
If I’m being honest, celery isn’t the first vegetable I would grab out of the refrigerator. It definitely needs a little something extra to make it more appealing. This salad takes celery from a two to a ten on the delicious scale. It becomes the perfect base vegetable in this salad with tart green apples, sweet dried cranberries, crunchy almonds, and a spicy dijon lemon vinaigrette. This may be my new favorite way to eat celery – my old favorite way to eat it would be with peanut butter or all blended up in a smoothie.
First thing up on the fall bucket list? The apple orchard!