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Waldorf salad served in a bowl over lettuce.
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3.84 from 6 votes

Waldorf Salad

This Waldorf salad is loaded with apples, celery and walnuts. It's crisp, crunchy, refreshing and perfect served as a light appetizer or side salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: waldorf salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 224kcal


  • 2 medium apples diced (I used Honeycrisp and Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes chopped in half
  • 1/2 cup diced celery diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts toasted, if you’d like
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt regular, Greek or dairy-free or mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins optional
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley optional
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • sprinkle of black pepper to taste
  • Butter or Bibb lettuce for serving (optional)


  • Toast walnuts: add walnuts into a skillet over medium heat and toast for 2-5 minutes or until fragrant, tossing occasionally. Remove from pan and let cool.
  • Make salad: In a large bowl combine diced apple, grapes, celery, walnuts, yogurt, lemon juice as well as raisins and parsley (if using). Taste and season with salt and add pepper if desired.
  • Serve: Serve salad over a bed of lettuce, if desired.
  • Storage: Salad will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


  • Vegan option: use a dairy-free yogurt like Culina coconut yogurt or a vegan mayonnaise.
  • Yogurt sub: You can use mayonnaise in place of yogurt or even do 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup mayo.
  • For a sweeter version: add 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g