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Apples Medley Salad is a healthy, nutritionally Balanced, High-Fiber, Low-Sodium, Vegetarian salad full of interesting flavors. Fresh Fuji Apples and sweet Medjool dates combine with juicy Pomegranate seeds, Greek Yogurt Cinnamon dressing and sliced almonds for a flavorful, colorful, delicious salad.

Apples Medley Salad

Apples Medley Salad lightly dressed with Greek Yogurt Cinnamon Dressing

This recipe is an excellent choice for a side dish, light lunch, or snack! Browse in our recipe Sides index for other salads, sides and lunch ideas!

Fuji Apples for Apples Medley Salad

Fuji Apples. Crunchy tart apples are the best choice for Apples Medley salad.

Fuji apples are the main ingredient in this recipe. Tart apples provide sweet-tart crunchiness. Juicy bursts of tart pomegranate seeds and sweet, creamy Medjool dates add more flavor and texture! Sliced almonds and Greek Yogurt Cinnamon Dressing complete this healthy salad.

I’m a homegrown, local sort of person. Buying and using exotic fruits and foods grown halfway around the world has never been my thing.

Pomegranate for Apples Medley Salad. A delicious healthy fruit!

Pomegranates are tangy juicy bits of flavor in this healthy salad

Pomegranates and Medjool dates are definitely a recent and welcome exception. They are winning a place in my family’s heart. We all love them now. If you’ve never experienced these yummy fruits; I highly recommend them to you!

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Medjool Dates and pomegranate seeds pair well in recipes. The sweet-tart combination of flavors satisfies the palate and adds interest to many recipes. They are so good together!  Delicata Squash Sauté is another healthy, yummy side dish using this flavorful combination.

Medjool Dates

Medjool Dates

The hardest part of making Apples Medley Salad is getting the seeds out of the pomegranate!  I’m finding it gets quicker with practice. At first the seed chambers baffled me. So many seeds contained in one pomegranate! Those stubborn seeds are hidden in the white pith of the pomegranate. They require a bit of hunting and cajoling to release them. Worth the process though. The pomegranate seeds are essential tangy bits of juicy flavor in this salad. And they provide beautiful color!

Pomegranate seeds

Here is how to deseed a pomegranate!

Pomegranates are designed in sections. The trick is to uncover those section pith lines. Cut through the tough outer skin in a circle about 2 inches from the end. Peel off that skin and the pith until you see the seeds and the pith lines. Now, make shallow cuts down the skin side where the pith is. Break the pomegranate into sections from the top down and pull out the seeds from each section.

If you really hate digging around in pomegranate. See if your local grocery carries harvested pomegranate seeds in containers. But fresh is best!

Apples Medley Salad Recipe:

Apples medley salad offers great crunch. It has excellent nutrition and a creamy, delicious Greek yogurt Cinnamon dressing. This salad takes less than 30 minutes to make. The dressing can be made ahead and stored covered in the fridge if you prefer.

  • Don’t chop the apples until LAST. Otherwise they will brown before you use them. Don’t soak them in lemon juice. They will get too wet and the salad will be runny.
  • Make the dressing before chopping. You can set it aside while you chop or put it covered in the fridge if you make the dressing ahead.
  • Chop the dates. they will clump together in a gushy sweet pile. Be prepared to separate them as you combine the salad.
  • deseed the pomegranate
  • Now Chop the apples

    Chopped Apples for Apples Medley Salad

    Chopped Apples for Apples Medley Salad

  • Combine the apples, dates and pomegranate seeds in a large bowl. Separate the dates so they mix well throughout the salad.
Apples Medley Salad

Apples Medley Salad – undressed

  • Pour on the Greek Yogurt Dressing and gently stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Apples Medley Salad with Greek Yogurt Cinnamon dressingServe as a side or light lunch

NOTE: This time I made the salad dressing with Grace harbor Farms Cream Top Yogurt . Very rich, full fat thick yogurt! It held together well in this dressing recipe. Message is: A Good quality full fat thick yogurt will work.

I have reprinted the Greek Yogurt Dressing recipe in the printable recipe for you; for your convenience. It’s a perfect compliment to this salad!

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments. I will answer! What is your experience with this and any recipes on our blog? Your input and questions are highly valued.

Apples Medley Salad
Yield: 10 servings

Apples Medley Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fresh Fuji Apples and sweet Medjool dates combine with juicy Pomegranate seeds, Greek Yogurt Cinnamon dressing and sliced almonds for a flavorful, colorful, delicious salad.

Ingredients

  • (For the dressing)
  • 2 Cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon apple pie spice
  • (For the salad)
  • 8 Cups apples, cored and chopped- leave skins on for color
  • 8 Medjool dates, seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add dressing ingredients and whisk together and set aside. This can be made ahead and store in the fridge
  2. Prepare salad ingredients as instructed in the ingredients list and put all into a mixing bowl
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container
  5. Different apples with different sweetnesses require you to adjust this recipe to your taste. Do that by adjusting the sweetness of the dressing

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 3mgSodium 36mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 6gSugar 34gProtein 6g

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Monday 20th of August 2018

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Catherine

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Dear Diane, I love fruit salads and this is one perfect medley for Summer gatherings..looks wonderful dear! xo, Catherine

Diane

Sunday 29th of May 2016

Thank you Catherine!

Abigail Raines

Thursday 26th of May 2016

That is one delicious looking salad and love all the textures and flavors you added!

Diane

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Thank you Abigail!

Del's cooking twist

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Yum, so many great flavors in this salad!

Michaela Kenkel

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

What a delicious looking salad!! Love the flavors you have happening!!

Diane

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Thank you Michaela!

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