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Waldorf Salad Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: waldorf salad, waldorf salad recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 256kcal
Waldorf Salad is a classic salad with loads of wholesome crunch and natural sweet and citrusy flavors thanks to the addition of chopped fruit, crunchy nuts and creamy citrus dressing. A lovely addition to holiday get togethers or a sweet addition to any party!
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  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 ½ cups chopped apples
  • 1 ½ cups red seedless grapes halved
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks make sure to drain well
  • 2 stalks celery chopped or sliced, about 1 cup


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream plain Greek yogurt can be used instead
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

To Serve:

  • Lettuce cups optional


Toasted Nuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the walnuts or pecans onto a small baking sheet and bake for 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently. Don’t let them burn! Let nuts cool, then roughly chop before adding to salad.


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, granulated sugar, poppy seeds, parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice. Set aside.


  • In a large bowl combine the chopped apples, halved grapes, pineapple chunks and celery.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Gently stir in half of the toasted nuts and then sprinkle the rest over the top just before serving.
  • Serve in lettuce cups or on it’s own.


To prepare a Chicken Waldorf Salad, simply add 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken to the recipe and double the dressing ingredients.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg