Basic Waldorf Salad Recipe

Classic Waldorf Salad in a Bowl
Diana Rattray
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This basic Waldorf salad is a classic combination of apples, celery, mayonnaise, and walnuts. Serve the salad on crisp mixed salad greens or lettuce. Add some raisins or dried cranberries to the salad if you like. 

The basic Waldorf salad dates back to the late 1800s. Walnuts were added in 1928, along with grapes. This version does not include grapes, but feel free to add about 1 cup of halved seedless grapes for an updated Waldorf salad.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups apples (coarsely chopped; about 2 medium apples)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Toss all ingredients together in a serving bowl.
  2. Serve Waldorf salad on mixed salad greens.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 289
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)