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5 from 4 votes

Matchstick Apple and Celery Salad

This Apple and Celery Salad comes together quickly with fresh, cold apples, celery, pecans, mint, cilantro and basil tossed in a light vinaigrette.
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: apple and celery salad recipe, apple salad recipe, celery salad recipe, simple salad recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 1 red onion , thinly sliced
  • rice wine vinegar , to cover
  • 1 Pink Lady apple , cut matchstick
  • 2 stalks celery , slice thin on bias
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • mint
  • cilantro
  • basil


  • Thinly slice a red onion and cover with rice wine vinegar. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Using a food mandoline, cut the apple into matchstick pieces. Slice the celery thin, on the bias and mix with the apple matchsticks in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, 4 tablespoons of the rice wine vinegar from the marinating red onions, honey, a pinch of kosher salt and some fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Roughly chop some of the the marinated red onion and add to the apple, celery bowl. Rough chop the pecans, a few leaves of mint and basil as well as a few sprigs of cilantro. Add to the apple/celery mix and pour vinaigrette over. Toss to coat completely and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg