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Northwest Apple Salad | Cooking Matters

Northwest Apple Salad

A special treat for National Nutrition Month! This Cooking Matters recipe video was created by Carly Metcalf. Carly is a Registered Dietitian and is The Idaho Foodbank’s Nutrition Education Specialist.

Serving Size


  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Tablespoons dried fruit, such as raisins, dried cranberries, or dried currants
  • 3 Tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon whole, shelled walnuts

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Small skillet


  1. Rinse and remove cores from apples. Do not peel. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in medium bowl.
  2. Add dried fruit and yogurt to bowl. Mix well.
  3. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast nuts until golden brown and fragrant. Watch closely so they do not burn. Remove from pan and let cool.
  4. Chop cooled nuts with a knife. Or, put in a plastic bag and crush with a can.
  5. Add crushed nuts to bowl. If using, add honey. Toss and serve.

Chef’s Notes

  • Use any kind of apple in this recipe.
  • Use any kind of nuts in place of walnuts. Or, omit nuts if someone has an allergy.

Source: Northwest Apple Salad | Cooking Matters