Summers in Las Vegas are full of relaxing afternoons by the pool and family barbecues. But during those fun get-togethers, are you including cancer-fighting foods in your recipes? Healthy eating for cancer patients is crucial to making the most out of your treatment plan. It’s also beneficial for cancer prevention. Try this apple and walnut salad that’s easy to make, delicious, and good for you!

Cancer-fighting Foods: Refreshing Apple and Walnut Salad

While you’re enjoying the heat, or trying to stay cool, get refreshed with this recipe full of cancer-fighting foods. The leafy greens, full of potassium and antioxidants, are great for cancer prevention. They also offer many other health benefits like managing blood pressure and preventing cataracts.

Change up the ingredients for the season flair, and this salad will be great year-round. The homemade salad dressing is both sweet and tangy—it’s sure to please the whole family. Serve it as an afternoon snack or take it to work with you this week!


To make this fresh summer salad, start by gathering the following ingredients.

For the dressing, you’ll need:

  • 4 Tbsp of fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of minced ginger
  • 1.5 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

For the salad, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of chopped baby spring greens
  • 2 cups of chopped romaine
  • 1 cup of red cabbage slaw
  • ¾ cup of julienned carrots
  • 1 large thinly-sliced granny smith apples
  • 1 cup of mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ cup of dried cranberries
  • ½ cup of pecans
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup of crumbled gorgonzola cheese


First, prepare your salad by chopping, slicing, and julienning all of your vegetables according to the ingredient list.

To make your apple and walnut salad, combine all your salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss the ingredients together to mix well. Sit this bowl to the side while you make the homemade salad dressing.

In a smaller bowl, prepare your salad dressing. Add in the orange juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and olive oil. Whisk the ingredients together until well-incorporated.

Serve your salad in a small bowl. Drizzle your sweet and tangy dressing over your salad, and enjoy!

Learn More about Cancer Prevention

Educating our cancer patients on cancer prevention and treatment options is important to us at the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. To learn more about a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet, check out our patient resources. There, you’ll find all the tools and support you need during your cancer journey. To schedule an appointment, call 702-952-3350.