Waldorf Salad

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

4 servings



Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursecold appetizer

Dietary Considerationlow carb, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch


Taste and Texturecrisp, savory, sweet

Type of Dishfirst course salad


  • 4 medium-size tart red apples, cored and diced (do not peel)
  • ¾ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2/3-1 cup mayonnaise


  1. Stir all ingredients together, adding just enough mayonnaise for good consistency. Cover and chill 2-3 hours. Stir well and serve on lettuce leaves.


  3. Chicken (or Turkey) Waldorf Salad: Prepare as directed but add 3 cups ½” Cubes cold cooked Chicken or turkey meat; increase mayonnaise to 1½ cups, and add about 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon white pepper. tea before serving and add more salt, if needed. fore in avocado or papaya halves, in hollowed-out tomatoes, or lettuce cups.

  4. Per serving: (with chicken meat, salad only): 940 C, 140 mg CH, 1,140 mg S*

  5. Red Grape Waldorf Salad: Prepare as directed but add 1 cup halved, seeded red grapes.

  6. Per serving: 430 C, 20 mg en, 240 mg S*

  7. Pear Waldorf Salad: Prepare as directed but substitute 4 ripe pears for apples.

  8. Per serving: 430 C, 20 mg en. 240 mg S*


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Wow, What a non event. Imagine apples, nuts, celery and mayo. Stunning. Healthy too. Ever hear about using some or all yougurt in place of mayo? Raisins? Staggering iinnovation, I'll run out and buy the book if is flammable and will keep me warm in the winter. Someone should do better.


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