Cranberry, Walnut, Mint & Apple Christmas Salad

Cranberry, Walnut, Mint & Apple Christmas Salad


This is the ultimate Christmas salad!

Sweet, lightly sauteed apple rings with tangy cranberry sauce, fresh mint leaves and raw walnuts served on a bed of fresh, shredded baby spinach. YUM!

This delicious salad brings together all the festive flavors of Christmas… it is also super healthy! This recipe contains good plant-based protein, healthy fats & good carbs. It’s also refined sugar-free!

I hope that you love it as much as I do… and I hope it makes you feel all Christmasy! xo

Ps. If you like this recipe then you will probably love my other Christmas salad – be sure to check it out!


Ingredients (salad):

-16 to 20 fresh mint leaves

-2 large or 3 small apples

-1/2 cup raw walnuts

-1 teaspoon cold-pressed macadamia nut oil

-1 large handful fresh baby spinach

Ingredients (cranberry sauce):

-1 cup frozen cranberries

-2 teaspoons cold-pressed macadamia nut oil

-4 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup

-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

-1 cup filtered water

-pinch sea salt

(serves 2 as a meal & 4 as a table salad)


Instructions (salad):

-slice the apples horizontally through the core so that each slice is 1 cm thick

-cook the apple slices over a medium-high heat with 1 teaspoon of macadamia nut oil in a frying pan until soft and slightly caramelized

-chop the baby spinach

-toss the cooked apple rings, baby spinach, mint leaves & walnuts together in a bowl


Instructions (cranberry sauce):

-place the cup of frozen cranberries in a small sauce pot with the 2 teaspoons macadamia nut oil and pure maple syrup

-cook for 10 minutes over a medium-high heat (stir continuously, take care not to burn)

-after 10 minutes, remove the sauce pot from the stove and mash the cranberries with a potato masher

-add 1 cup of water to the pot and stir into the sauce

-add a pinch of salt & stir well

-serve the cranberry sauce in a little gravy boat/ sauce bowl

-drizzle over each salad when served

-serve fresh, eat & enjoy!

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo