Morgan's Waldorf Salad Recipe -
Morgan's Waldorf Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Morgan's Waldorf Salad

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"The idea of Waldorf salad was unappealing to me for years. So I experimented with ingredients a bit and finally found a recipe that's incredibly delicious! This is my own spin on the traditional Waldorf salad. The ingredients crisp, filling, and bursting with juicy flavor. Perfect for hot summer days when you don't feel like firing up the stove."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Combine Granny Smith apple, Golden Delicious apple, Gala apple, Bosc pear, celery, cranberries, walnuts, and pecans in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl for the dressing.
  3. Pour dressing into apple mixture; toss until evenly coated. Chill in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2012

Hello?!?!?!? HOLY YUM! I left out the dried cranberries just because we don't really care for them...great recipe and I've had Waldorf Salad many, many, many ways...this is up there in the top 5! Thanks for submitting a great recipe!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2013

I was not impressed with the dressing. Too much mayo for my liking. Will make some modifications next time.


29 Ratings

Apr 23, 2012

So delicious

Nov 02, 2012

I've made this salad twice - once according to the recipe here and once with no sugar but dried cherries and both times it was a hit! leaving out the sugar doesn't effect the flavor at all!

Feb 20, 2013

This was the lead in to very successful Valentine's Day dinner for my wife. I used a Macintosh apple because I had some, a Gala apple and a Bosch Pear along with a handful of grapes, sliced in half. Served it on a leaf of lettuce in high desert dishes. I am not a fan of fruit in my salad but this Waldorf is a winner. My wife has asked me to make for a dinner party we are having next week, which is probably the best review you can get.

May 16, 2014

In looking for a fresh twist on a traditional Waldorf, I've made this salad a couple times for social events (relatively, as directed with a couple minor/different apple/pear varieties), and thought I should at least rate it to thank the contributor (Morgan). There are NEVER any leftovers to bring home! Actually, every one who eats it, loves it and rants about it! As the result, now it's become my expected obligation to bring the salad!

Apr 16, 2013

Made this for my family tonight and my husband and my very picky son both loved it. My son said it was "delicious." I will definately be making this again!! I substituted the dried cranberries for cherries and added halved grapes, but only because those are a few of our favorites!

Jan 09, 2013

Great! Not just for summer time. I used light sour cream & Smart Beat Mayo, and it still came out great. I think it needs to sit longer than 15 minutes though. I'd say at least an hour, mine sat overnight the second time I made it, and it was yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 364 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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