Apple Salad Recipe with Celery, Nuts and Seeds

Spelt and apple salad with crispy nuts and seeds

  • serves 3
  • Easy

Pack plenty of crunch into this balanced vegetarian salad and sprinkle with a homemade nut and seed mix



  • pearled spelt 80g
  • Dijon mustard 2 tsp
  • extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp
  • white wine vinegar 1 tbsp
  • Braeburn apple 1, cored and matchsticked
  • watercress a handful
  • frozen peas 75g, defrosted


  • spray oil
  • mixed nuts 75g
  • mixed seeds 3 tbsp
  • smoked paprika ½ tsp
  • dried chilli flakes a pinch
  • runny honey or maple syrup 1 tsp


  • Step 1

    Cook the pearled spelt following pack instructions, then drain really well and rinse under cold water until cool, then drain again.

  • Step 2

    For the crispy nuts and seeds, spray a thin layer of oil into a non-stick frying pan and cook the nuts and seeds, stirring, for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat until browned and crisp. Add the smoked paprika, chilli flakes and honey, and toss together.

  • Step 3

    Whisk together the mustard, olive oil and vinegar in a bowl with some seasoning, then add the apple, watercress, peas and spelt, and toss really well.

  • Step 4

    Pile onto three plates and top with the crispy nuts and seeds.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 416
  • Fat 23.8g
  • Saturates 3.6g
  • Carbs 30.1g
  • Sugars 7.8g
  • Fibre 6.4g
  • Protein 17.2g
  • Salt 0.5g