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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 good.

salad of celery and dates in a grey bowl.

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

You don’t need leafy greens to be in every single salad for you to get in those whole foods and your daily greens. This sliced celery salad is an example of exploring outside of lettuce and introducing fun new flavors in your salads!

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 put together as a side dish for a good meal.

How many calories in apple and celery salad?

In this apple and celery salad there are 223 calories per serving. This salad recipe makes 3 servings.

How to store celery apple salad?

This quick salad can be stored 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.

a wooden board with a grey bowl with celery and apple salad in it.

There’s barely any ingredients in this easy salad.

With only 4 salad ingredients, celery, apples, almonds and dates and 4 simple ingredients in the salad dressing, putting this salad together isn’t a hard task. I like to drink celery juice in the morning and use the leftover celery for this salad.

salad ingredients celery apples tahini sauce a lemon honey dates and almonds.

4 Ingredient Salad Dressing

Tahini paste: Can be found 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. Toasted and sliced almonds provide magnesium and vitamin E, and can even help to lower blood pressure. The apples are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. The ribs of celery are loaded with vitamin C and fiber, supporting digestion.

Dates in a Celery Salad?

Dates fill you with B vitamins, selenium, and potassium. These help to fight oxidative stress, regulate blood sugar, and regulate your heartbeat.

What kind of apples work best in this fruit salad?

Celery on its own is tart but combines well with sweet flavors. For example, when I make celery juice, I like to add apples and lemon in there, too. So for this salad apples will add a good apple flavor for sure. But the type of apple really depends on your taste:

A medium red apple is considerably crunchy but doesn’t deliver best on sweet flavor.

Fuji apples are both sweet and juicy, and they make a great choice if you enjoy them often or keep them on hand.

Honeycrisp apples are sweet and tart, making them a perfect option for this apple salad recipe if you don’t want the tartness of granny smith apples in the salad.

Gala apples will give you the crunch, sweetness, and tartness that goes best with celery.

My personal recommendation would be to use whatever apple suits your taste or is local in your area. This great side dish salad tastes amazing with any apple choice!

Enjoy this crunchy salad with a tart apple!

Here are some more recipes with fresh produce you’ll like:

How to make a Nicoise Salad

Quick and Creamy Avocado Tomato Salad with Cucumber

One Pot Healthy Soup with Lamb and Fresh Herbs

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.
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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
Calories: 223kcal


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


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


  • Wash and trim the celery stalks. Slice into 1/8th to 1/4-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.


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