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Rustic ceramic bowl filled with celery, apple, and almond salad with two wooden spoons resting inside. Stack of white plates in upper right wih three forks

Celery, Apple, and Almond salad with lemony yogurt dressing

This Celery, Apple, and Almond salad is quick and easy-to-assemble and will delight your taste buds. Crunchy celery and apple form a tasty union with roasted almonds and zesty lemony yogurt dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 222kcal
Author Ashley



  • 170 g Celery about 2 stalks, cut in thick slices
  • 230 g Apples 2 medium apples
  • 70 g Almonds about ½ c, rough chop
  • 25 g Shallots 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 70 g Arugula 2.5 oz
  • ½-1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice

Dressing (makes about 2/3 cup dressing)

  • 85 g Greek yogurt whole milk 1/4c + 1 tbsp
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 14g honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground coriander
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon zest



  • In large salad bowl or mixing bowl, put apples, celery, and almonds.
  • In small bowl put in sliced shallots and cover with lemon juice. Let shallots sit while you make dressing. This will help cut the sharper flavor of the shallot.


  • In dry pan over low heat on stove, put in ¼ tsp ground coriander. Warm until fragrant. About 30-60 seconds. Be careful to not burn. Remove from heat and set aside. Toasting the coriander helps open up flavor as well as take of edge of dry spice.
  • In small mixing bowl combine yogurt, olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and honey. Taste and add additional lemon juice, if needed. Stir in lemon zest and salt. Add in half of coriander (about ¼ tsp) and stir to combine. Taste. If desired, add more coriander.

Combine Salad and Dressing

  • Pour shallot and lemon juice mixture in with apple, celery, and almonds. Pour in about half of dressing and toss. Taste and add more of dressing, if desired. Everyone likes their salad with different level of dressing, so I leave it up to you. I usually use about 2/2 of dressing.