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Refreshing, light and crunchy the Waldorf Salad has been a favorite for over 100 years! Explore our recipes for classic Waldorf Salad and check out the modern Waldorf Salads with a twist!

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By polledl

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (22 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 10

  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium Red Delicious apples
  • 2 medium Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 6 large leaves lettuce

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A combination of sweet and tart apples, celery and chopped walnuts tossed in a creamy dressing sitting comfortably ...

Top rated Waldorf Salad recipes

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Such a delicious, NEW skinny version of the popular Waldorf salad

  • HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons mustard or spicy brown mustard (not Dijon)
  • WALDORF SALAD:
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 cup apple, unpeeled and diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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Serve this simple Waldorf salad with smoked turkey recipe with fresh croissants and iced tea for a satisfying lunch...

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup smoked turkey breast, diced
  • 3/4 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Several large leaves red leaf lettuce
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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This salad is the perfect compliment to your main dish! The combination and variety of flavors work amazingly well ...

  • SALAD:
  • 2 large Gala apples
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup watercress leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (4-ounces) white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 6 thick bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • SPICED PECANS:
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • CIDER-SORGHUM VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sorghum syrup
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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Have your Waldorf salad and eat it too! You don't have to miss out with this deliciously skinny recipe version!

  • 2/3 cup skinny blue cheese dressing
  • 1 cup red grapes, cut in half
  • 1 red apple, cored and diced
  • 1 tart green apple, cored and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and diced
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves, chopped
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Make this delicious Frozen Waldorf Salad ahead of time and let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes befor...

  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 medium red apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Lettuce leaves, optional
4.7/5 (30 Votes)

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The nutty flavors of the steel-cut oats adds a wonderful twist to a traditional Waldorf salad

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
  • 1 1/2 cups torn radicchio
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup (2-ounces) blue cheese, crumbled
5/5 (2 Votes)

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A great way to use left over chicken or turkey

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 red apples, washed, cored & diced
  • 2/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
5/5 (1 Votes)

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This works as an all-purpose fruit salad that works as a side dish, dessert, or mix with diced chicken for chicken ...

  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, slightly chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup grapes (red seedless or green seedless, sliced in half; 1/4 cup raisins or Craisins)
  • 1 apples (sweet, cored and chopped) any favorite apple can be used
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (Hellmann’s® Real)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lettuce, for serving
4.6/5 (22 Votes)

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Got some leftover turkey you need to use? Try this easy Turkey Waldorf Salad recipe

  • DRESSING:
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, diced (10-ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts, optional
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried currents or raisins
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped, optional
  • 3 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
4.4/5 (37 Votes)

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haven't tried this yet

  • 12 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded or cubed
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans or peanuts
  • 1/4 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • Butterhead(Boston or bibb) lettuce leaves
  • 2 medium red or green apples, thinly sliced
  • Red grapes, optional
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Leftover cooked chicken makes this chicken Waldorf salad, loaded with apples, grapes, celery and walnuts, a snap to...

  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped (see Tips)
  • 1 medium red apple, diced
  • 1 cup halved red or green grapes
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted if desired, chopped (see Tips), divided
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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What do you get when you combine diced, apples, celery, red/green grapes, walnuts and lime juice? A scrumptiously r

  • 2 apples, cored, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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To ensure that the chicken cooks through, start with cold water in step 1 and don’t use breasts that weigh more t...

  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 (6- to 8-ounce) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, no more than 1 inch thick, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 2 celery ribs, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple apple, peeled, cored, halved, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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This is a wonderful recipe! Wouldn't change a thing! Defiantly making it again

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 2 apples (such as Gala or Fuji)
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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