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Double Apple and Dried Cherry Salad

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

Recipe from Diabetes Self-Management Magazine, October 2014 issue


  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple, diced
  • 1 large Gala apple, diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup (2 oz) walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract


Combine apples, cherries and walnuts in medium bowl. Whisk pineapple juice, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and almond extract in small bowl. Pour over salad; stir until well blended. Let stand 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Yield: 10, 1/3 cup servings

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 5 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Carbs: 16 g.
  • Fiber: 2 g.
  • Protein: 1 g.