Waldorf Salad is a classic side dish made with crisp apples, crunchy celery and walnuts, and sweet grapes. All tossed in a creamy dressing.

Waldorf Salad made with apples and grapes

Waldorf Salad

This crispy, crunchy Waldorf Salad is a classic recipe and one of my family’s favorites. It was originally created for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel to serve at a charity ball. It’s an easy side dish is made with crisp, fresh apples, grapes, celery, walnuts, and tossed in a creamy dressing of mayonnaise.

You can serve Waldorf Salad over lettuce or on it’s own. Either way it’s a delicious take on a fruit salad that makes a great Easter side dish or Thanksgiving side dish. You can even add chicken to it to make it a light lunch.

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classic Waldorf Salad made with apples perfect for a picnic

What is in Waldorf Salad?

Traditional Waldorf Salad includes apples, grapes, celery, walnuts and mayonnaise. Updated version of the recipe sometimes substitute yogurt for the mayonnaise and add dried fruit such as raisins to the salad.

To make the salad into a complete meal you can also add cooked chicken or turkey.

How to Make Waldorf Salad:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl combine chopped apples, celery, and red grapes.
  3. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the fruit and toss together.
  4. Gently fold in the walnuts.
  5. Serve over a bed of lettuce.

easy classic Waldorf Salad for potlucks

What to Serve with Waldorf Salad:

How Long Does Apple Salad Last?

An apple salad like this Waldorf Salad can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator if stored in an airtight container.

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad is a classic side dish made with crisp apples, crunchy celery and walnuts, and sweet grapes. All tossed in a creamy dressing.
classic Waldorf Salad made with apples and walnuts
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Apples, Crisp apples such as Gala or Fuji, cored and diced
  • 1 cup Celery, chopped (about 3 stalks)
  • 1 cup Red grapes, halved
  • ½ cup Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt.
  • In a large bowl combine chopped apples, celery, and red grapes.
  • Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the fruit and toss together.
  • Gently fold in the walnuts.
  • Serve over a bed of lettuce.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 230mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 2.7%, Vitamin C: 6.2%, Calcium: 2.2%, Iron: 2.9%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple and celery salad, apple salad, salad with apples and walnuts, waldorf salad recipe