Green Apple Salad with Toasted Almonds, Shaved Cheese and Apple Cider Vinaigrette


The crunchiness of crisp Granny Smith apples combined with sharp cheese and almonds make this main plate salad a great treat for lunch, brunch or a light healthy supper.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup apple cider

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, divided

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, torn

  • 3 packets Stevia Extract In The Raw®

  • 1 pinch Sea salt to taste

  • 1 pinch Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

  • 2 firm Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thick

  • 3 ribs celery, peeled and thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup whole almonds, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 2 ounces Manchego cheese shaved slices (may substitute hard Gouda or Parmigiano Reggiano)


  1. In small saucepan combine apple cider and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Heat to boiling and continue boiling until liquid is reduced to a syrup. Set aside to cool.

  2. Mix remaining vinegar with the shallots, olive oil, tarragon, Stevia Extract In The Raw, honey (optional), salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously to combine until stevia dissolves.

  3. In medium bowl toss together apples, celery, almonds and chives. Blend in vinaigrette.

  4. Assemble salad on small plates, stacking the apples mixture and cheese in alternating layers.

  5. Drizzle with cider reduction to finish and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
22g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 780mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.