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Waldorf Salad

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Finding a holiday side dish that everyone loves isn't always easy. Since the holidays normally require a lot of cooking, I try to come up with recipes that don't take up additional oven space, but are still easy to make, look festive and will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.

Traditional Waldorf Salad gets its signature sweet and crunch from the array of fruits, nuts and celery in it, but my recipe is a lot more healthy than a lot of the ones you’ll find that usually include large amounts of mayonnaise. This version has the lightest dressing that coats everything and is sure to be gobbled up by your crowd!

Waldorf Salad  (Makes 4 Servings)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
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Finding a holiday side dish that everyone loves isn't always easy. Since the holidays normally require a lot of cooking, I try to come up with recipes that don't take up additional oven space, but are still easy to make, look festive and will be enjoyed...

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped (about 2 stalks)
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (i use 0% greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. 2. Stir the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until combined and pour over the apple mixture.
  3. 3. Stir until the fruits and nuts are evenly coated.
  4. 4. Serve.
Waldorf Salad

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  1. reginahickman

    August 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Looks delicious!! However, I found this in the “egg-free” section Looking for recipes for my allergic son. Will have to sub the mayo out because of the egg content

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  3. Rebeccca

    August 22, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I don’t have orange juice. Is there anything I can sub in for that?

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    • Nevaeh

      January 24, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Wait, I cannot fathom it being so straihgotfrward.

  5. Lisa

    January 23, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    OOPS, except we leave out the walnuts when we’re packing in lunchbox because of the no nut policy at my children’s school.

  6. Lisa

    January 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    We like to wrap this up in a tortilla with romaine lettuce for anyone who needs an idea of how to use up leftovers. It’s delicious and it gives the kids something else to pack in their lunchbox that’s has no nuts. Cheers!

  7. Mary

    January 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    How long will this stay fresh?

    • catherine

      January 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      I would say 2-3 Days max :)

      • Man

        February 4, 2014 at 4:23 am

        Our Chamber Quartet performed for Rachel and Jason’s wdeidng as the preferred partner for Music at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The Waldorf is fabulous and the staff always treats not only the guests wonderful, but also the musicians, vendors and staff. We are so very honored to work to present 5 diamond music at the Perfect venue Best wishes to Rachel and Jason, March 2011 wdeidng Sincerely,Shannon Caine, Beautiful Music Director

  8. Angela

    December 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I made this without the mayo and it was still very delicious. One of my favorites!

  9. Amber

    December 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I made this Christmas morning and it was absolutely delicious!

  10. Elizabeth

    December 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    After a week of so much heavy holiday food, this was a great break for dinner last night! I used Nayonaise instead of traditional mayo, and I made a little extra dressing and added about 1 1/2 cups of cooked cubed chicken breast–it made for a great one dish meal with a little bread on the side!

  11. Ariana

    December 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I jsut made this for tomorrow. Left out the celery cause neither my husband nor I are big fans.
    It turned out great! Best I’ve ever had!!

  12. Morgan {The818}

    December 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I’m making this right now!!!

  13. Alison @ Hospitality Haven

    December 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Delicious!! I like the no-cooking option. :)

  14. retro sweets

    December 17, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I was very successful with the asparagus sticks I stumbled upon a couple of days ago. Now I will not surely miss making this one great salad! Awesome recipe!

  15. Jennifer

    December 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I love Waldorf Salad! I have a recipe that calls for adding peanut butter (extra yummy), but this is a great low calorie option. What do you recommend for vegan family and friends? Just the fruit salad I guess?

    • catherine

      December 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm

      Have you tried Vegannaise? Amazing substitute for mayo!

  16. Lisa

    December 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Looks lovely but I loathe celery. I don’t think it would be the same without.

  17. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

    December 16, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I love Waldorf salad! Thanks for this lighter version.