Easy 4 Ingredient Apple Salad Recipe

Its that time of year again when apples are in season and there are oodles of varieties at the store. Our apple tree in our garden has another couple of months to go before they are ready to eat. But there are tons already in the stores and I took advantage of that! Today I want to share one of our favorite apple desserts or side dishes. A simple apple salad.

When I tell you this is easy you have to believe me. It literally has 3-4 ingredients depending on what you prefer. Its also a very healthy treat to eat after dinner or as a snack during the day.

Just a few ingredients

  • Apples
  • Greek Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • Cinnamon
  • Peanut butter / or walnuts or pecans

Okay so lets talk about how to make this easy apple salad. First choose the right apples!

I like to use a crisp apple. Here is a list of crisp apples to choose from:

Crisp Apple options:

  • Honey Crisp
  • Jonagold (our tree is this)
  • Pink Lady
  • Jazz Apples
  • Cosmic Crisp
  • Fuji
  • Gala

I d not recommend granny smith apples for this recipe unless you use a sweet yogurt. I prefer the sweetness to come from the apples. Granny smiths are just a little too tart for this dessert.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

Make this easy 4 ingredient apple salad that is a great high protein snack or dessert! Its easy to make and tastes amazing.

Easy Apple Salad

Make this quick and easy apple salad as a treat or even a healthy dessert. With only 3-4 ingredients it is easy to make and tastes amazing!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 medium apples (if you want a single serving use 1 apple and 3/4 cup yogurt)
  • 1 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (Vanilla or plain)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • drizzle of peanut butter optional
  • nuts such as pecans or walnuts optional


  • Slice up your apples, I like to half, then quarter the apples, core them and then cut those quarters into three slices and then cut those into small pieces.
  • Put them in a medium sized or large bowl. (it is easier to mix together in a larger bowl)
  • Add the yogurt on top, as well as the cinnamon
  • Sprinkle to cinnamon on top and then toss until everything is combined.
  • East right away. For some more variety drizzle some all natural peanut butter or add some nuts as a topping for more crunch and beneficial nutrients.
  • This does not store well so eat it right away. I like to make a single serving which is 1 apple and 3/4 cup yogurt. It makes the perfect treat!
    You can store and extra in an airtight container but be aware that it wont last more than a day.
Keyword apple dessert, apple salad
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Make this easy 4 ingredient apple salad that is a great high protein snack or dessert! Its easy to make and tastes amazing.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • KID FRIENDLY – With apples, yogurt and peanut butter this is perfect for most kids, unless they have food allergies obviously.
  • HEALTHY – By using greek yogurt you are creating a high protein dessert or snack that will keep you full for longer. Also if you choose to use plain greek yogurt, the sweet flavor of the apples will make the yogurt sweet as well. If you find that you like it sweeter, you can drizzle some honey on top or use a flavored greek yogurt. I prefer to cut out the extra sugar in this and still it tastes sweet and spicy with the cinnamon. The nutrition of the apples which are high in fiber and vitamin C and the benefits of ground cinnamon make this a powerhouse treat.
  • INEXPENSIVE – Apples and greek yogurt are pretty affordable. If you get your greek yogurt from Costco, you can get a large tub for hardly anything. It is such a versatile ingredient that it can be used for so many other things.
  • EASY TO MAKE– With only a few ingredients and no prep time this takes less than 5 minutes and just as many to eat it!
Make this easy 4 ingredient apple salad that is a great high protein snack or dessert! Its easy to make and tastes amazing.

Recipe Variations: There are other things you can add to this apple salad seasonally! In the winter I like to add pomegranates, or dried cranberries. Nuts are always an option, I prefer walnuts or pecans.

TIP! Keep your apples in the refrigerator, they will be more crisp and will match the chilled yogurt.

This is the best way to east apples in my opinion and you will feel better having eaten it too! It is a great option if you are on a diet or looking for a high protein dessert/salad. This fall salad can take you all throughout the year. We find ourselves eating it more often during the fall because of the bounty of apples that we get.

Take this to your potlucks or other get togethers or enjoy a single serving on the back porch.

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

Make this easy 4 ingredient apple salad that is a great high protein snack or dessert! Its easy to make and tastes amazing.


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  1. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious! Such a great recipe for a hot or cool autumn day! Pinning for later because I know my family will love this!

5 from 2 votes

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