Crunchy Celery and Apple Salad


Crunchy Celery and Apple Salad

I admit I’ve never been a real big celery fan.  It always seems stringy and flavorless to me unless you pile it with dip or almond butter (and that can get dangerous very quickly).  So lately I have been trying to embrace celery and I guess you could say, give it a second chance!  This salad was definitely a step in the right direction.  The crunch and the combination of flavors really made the celery shine.  It’s Keto friendly if you omit the cranberries and use a quality sugar-free maple syrup such as Lakanto (Aunt Jemima won’t cut it!).  Whether you’re already a celery lover or still on the fence, give this salad a try.  I loved it!        

 

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups celery, cleaned and cut into 1/4″ chunks
  • 1 apple, cubed (Granny Smith or your choice)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta or goat cheese
  • cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (I used a little less)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp approved dijon or brown mustard
  • 1 Tbsp ACV
  • juice of ½ lime or lemon
  • 1 Tbsp approved mayo
  • 2-3 tsp maple syrup (I used a keto maple syrup)

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.  Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, add celery, apple, carrots, pecans, cheese and cranberries.
  3. Pour dressing over the top and and mix to combine.
  4. Chill and serve.

 

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