Vegan Apple Salad

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A Necessary Task 

I created this vegan apple salad recipe out of necessity. One summer day, I had a few apples that were getting brown spots, but I wasn’t about to toss them in the compost bin because I HATE FOOD WASTE! So I chopped  up the apples and began adding ingredients I thought would work well. The next thing I knew, I had a complete recipe! … and it was actually good!

An Unfortunate Start

I did not get off to a good start with apple salad. One Sunday, when I was about 8 years old, my mother prepared Waldorf Salad. It had walnuts and celery and many other ingredients mixed together. Too many. I wasn’t about to eat it. My mother asked me to take just a bite. Not happening. I was afraid I was going to vomit. There was a standoff and I was told I could not leave the table until I tried the salad. I sat for an hour. In retrospect, I can’t recall how the standoff concluded, but I must have finally taken a bite. It was at least another 20 years before I ever tried Waldorf Salad again. 

What Makes This Vegan

The key ingredient for this apple salad is Just Mayo, a dairy-free mayonnaise that my non-vegan teen thinks is real mayonnaise. I’ve used it to make potato salad, my Darn Good Dip, and my husband’s Steph Curry Potato Salad.   


Vegan Apple Salad
Serves 10
This vegan apple salad is a light and healthy side dish to eat any time of day.
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
189 calories
14 g
5 g
15 g
2 g
2 g
132 g
98 g
9 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189
Calories from Fat 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 98mg
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 organic Fuji apples, washed and chopped into bite sized pieces (leave skin on)
  2. 1/2 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
  3. 1 cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
  4. 1 cup chopped red onion
  5. 1 cup chopped walnuts
  6. 1/2 cup Just Mayo
  7. sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Place apples in a medium sized bowl and coat with lemon juice.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  1. Depending on your preferences, you may want to alter quantities of certain ingredients.
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill founded Sister Eden in order to inspire people to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives. Before that, she produced special events for 16 years and educated her colleagues about how to make their events more sustainable. In addition to being an online media personality and producer of videos, Lori is a speaker, writer, activist, wife, mom, and plant eater just trying to do the right thing and make a difference in the world. You can often find her walking her rescue dog Dolly while picking up trash in her Takoma Park neighborhood where Sister Eden has adopted a spot.
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