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Waldorff Salad Recipe

Waldorf Salad Recipe

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  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: salad
  • Method: tossed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Waldorf Salad recipe combines crisp apples and grapes with crunchy celery, walnuts and greens, all tossed in a creamy yogurt dressing. Vegan-Adaptable.


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Roasted Walnuts

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (we use organic whole milk yogurt) or use vegan yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil (or use mayo)
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or sub maple or agave)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, minced (optional but adds a nice balance to the sweet.)


  • 1 cup celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup apples (tart crisp varieties like Fuji, Honey Crisp, Gala or Granny Smith apples, Pink lady), cubed or sliced in small strips
  • Optional additions- greens, chickpeas, chicken breast, dried cherries, raisins or dried cranberries, dates, or pomegranate seeds.


  1. Roast the walnuts– Preheat oven to 325F. Toss walnuts with maple syrup, salt and pepper. Spread on a tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring half way through. If needed, bake a little longer until caramelized and golden.
  2. Mix the dressing- In a large bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, coriander, salt, pepper, parsley and green onion.
  3. Combine the salad- Add celery, grapes, and apples to the bowl with the dressing an toss well to combine. Top with walnuts and serve as is or over a bed of greens. 


Optional greens: baby kale, endive, arugula, romaine lettuce leaves, microgreens or sprouts (spicy greens are a nice compliment to the sweet elements). 

The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days and taste fine- but the textures and flavors are at their best served immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 16.2 g
  • Sodium: 258.3 mg
  • Fat: 19.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg