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Morgan's Waldorf Salad

Morgan Nowicki

"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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35 m servings 364 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 364 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 42 Ratings

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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...

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it was OK, but definitely didn't get rave reviews: as someone else has already said, too much mayo for me, and the taste is a bit overpowering. It certainly can be twisted with more yogurt, or ...

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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...

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!

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 ...

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...

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 tho...

This was the first time I made this and it was delicious. I followed the recipe all except to make it a little healthier I used low fat mayo and non fat plain greek yogurt to bump up the protein...

Amazing! Didn't add nuts.. don't like them. I just added raisins to the mix. So divine! We call it "happy apple salad." Thanks for the recipe!

I used this because I liked the pear twist. It was a hit. I used granny smith and honey crisp apples and the bosc pear. I only used pecans not walnuts due to allergies. I used dried tart cherrie...