Pineapple Salad with Walnuts

Pineapple Salad
Pineapple Salad. Diana Rattray
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 8 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
239 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 5g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pineapple salad is similar to one of my favorite fruit salads — the Waldorf salad. The chunks of pineapple give it a refreshing, tangy change from the typical fresh apple chunks.

Feel free to replace the chopped walnuts with pecans or toasted nuts, and add some raisins or dried cranberries, if desired.

The salad is fabulous with baked ham or pork, and it takes just minutes to fix. If you have a can of pineapple chunks and walnuts in your pantry, you can have this tasty, fruity salad on the table in just 5 to 10 minutes.

The salad is easily scaled up for a large family dinner or holiday meal. It's also an excellent choice for a summer cookout. Or take it along to a potluck dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, well drained
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • mayonnaise, to moisten, about 1 to 2 tablespoons, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • lettuce leaves

Steps to Make It

In a bowl, combine the drained pineapple chunks, celery, and walnuts. Chill thoroughly.

Just before serving, add enough mayonnaise to moisten, along with the lemon juice and a dash of salt, to taste. Gently stir pineapple salad ingredients to blend; serve on lettuce leaves or mixed salad greens.

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