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Celery and Apple Salad with Almonds and Dates

A simple Celery and Apple Salad with almonds and dates is all you need this spring. It may sound unusual, but the flavors come together so tasty.

salad of celery and dates in a grey bowl.

With spring in the air, there’s no sleeping on this simple celery date salad. It pairs well with fish, duck, or even a rotisserie chicken.

You don’t need leafy greens to be in every single salad. This sliced celery salad is an example of exploring outside lettuce and introducing fun new flavors in your salads! Add it to the Thanksgiving table as a great side.

Crisp apples, fresh lemon juice, and sweet dates make this fresh salad a unique one. Dates in a salad? This may be a first for you, but it’s actually an amazing combination! Simple salads like this one are always ones that I will create as a side dish for a good meal.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients spread- dates, almonds, lemon, apples, honey, tahini paste, and celery.

Celery fills your body with vitamin C and vitamin A

Apples are loaded with fiber and many antioxidants.

Almonds add a tasty crunch to this tasty salad.

Dates make any recipe sweet, and perfectly match the crunch in the other salad ingredients.

4 Ingredients for the Dressing:

Tahini paste: You can find it at whole foods or any major grocery stores.

Lemon: Just juice form a half of the lemon.

Water: Hot water.

Sweetness: Honey

Similar to a traditional Waldorf salad, this simple celery rib and sweet apple salad combines nuts and fruits. 

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Celery and Apple Salad with Almonds and Dates

Step 1: Prepare celery

Wash and trim the celery stalks. Slice into ⅛ to ¼-inch half-moons crosswise.

chopped green celery on a wooden cutting board.

Steps 2 & 3: Prepare apples and dates

Core and slice the apples.

thinly sliced apple on a cutting board.

Pit the dates and chop into small pieces.

chopped dates on a cutting board.

Step 4: Make the dressing

For the dressing mix combine all ingredients, adding 1 Tbsp of hot water. The water will help to make the dressing smooth.

tahini dressing in a glass jar with a lid and a spoon with a brown bowl and half a lemon on the side.

Step 5: Combine

Combine salad ingredients together in a bowl and combine with tahini dressing.

Celery salad with ingredients mixed all together in a bowl with tahini dressing.

Expert Tips

  • For a crunchier apple, choose red delicious apples. Fuji or honeycrisp apples are a great choice for both sweetness and crunch, while gala apples also add tartness.
  • To maintain the salad’s crispness, drizzle the dressing just before serving.

Recipe FAQs

How can I make the dressing creamier?

If you prefer a creamier dressing, add more tahini gradually until you achieve the desired consistency.

How to store celery apple salad?

Store this quick salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Using apples like Ambrosia apples helps so that they don’t brown faster. 

celery apple salad with dates in a grey bowl with a wooden board.

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celery apple salad with dates in a grey bowl with a wooden board.

Celery and Apple Salad

A simple celery and apple salad with Almonds and Dates is all you need this spring. It may sound unusual, but the flavors come together so good.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Salad Dressing, Side Dish, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings3
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Ingredients

  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 small apples
  • 4-5 dates
  • ¼ cup almonds, toasted & sliced

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp tahini paste
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1⅛ Tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Wash and trim the celery stalks. Slice into ⅛ to ¼-inch half-moons crosswise.
    3 stalks celery
    chopped green celery on a wooden cutting board.
  • Core and slice the apples.
    2 small apples
    thinly sliced apple on a cutting board.
  • Pit the dates and chop into small pieces.
    4-5 dates
    chopped dates on a cutting board.
  • For the dressing mix combine all ingredients, adding 1 Tbsp of hot water. The water will help to make the dressing smooth.
    1 Tbsp tahini paste, ½ lemon,, 1⅛ Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp hot water
    tahini dressing in a glass jar with a lid and a spoon with a brown bowl and half a lemon on the side.
  • Combine salad ingredients together in a bowl and combine with tahini dressing.
    ¼ cup almonds,
    celery salad in a glass bowl with tahini dressing drizzled on top with a spoon on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 from 1 vote

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  1. 5 stars
    A combination of ingredients that I probably never would have tried but I am impressed. Great side salad or snack.