Apple Celery Salad with Candied Pecans

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1 bunch of celery hearts
  • 3/4 cup candied pecans*
  • 1/2 cup dressing*


  • 3/8 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs dijon mustard
  • a pinch of salt/pepper
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup

    Candied Pecans:

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 3 tbs butter (unsalted)
  • 4 tbs sugar

    Putting It All Together:

  • Mix the salad dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pan along with the sugar and throw the nuts in. Let the nuts roast and become coated by the butter/sugar mixture. Cook until the nuts are browned and well-coated. Set aside on wax paper to cool off.
  • Finely slice the apples and chop the celery.
  • Mix the apples, the celery, nuts and dressing in a bowl.

    Makes 4 generous or 8 side servings.

    © 2024 Olga Massov