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Waldorf salad made with apples, walnuts, grapes, and celery on a bed of lettuce in a white serving bowl.
5 from 3 votes

Easy Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad, originally served at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1893, is a fantastic fusion of diced apples, walnuts, celery, and grapes in a simple mayonnaise dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 as a side
Calories: 298kcal


  • 3 cups red grapes cut in half
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 3 medium apples chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 1/2 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Salad greens or lettuce for serving


  • Add the prepared grapes, celery, apples, and walnuts to a large mixing bowl. Gently toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise and sugar until completely combined.
  • Add the mayonnaise mixture to the bowl filled with the apples, grapes, and celery. Gently mix to combine.
  • Serve in bowls with your favorite mixed salad greens or lettuce and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


  • Any type of crisp and sweet apple is perfect for this recipe. Examples include golden or red delicious apples, in addition to Pink Lady apples.
  • If you prefer chopped pecans use those in place of the chopped walnuts.
  • Ripe, yet firm, pears are a great alternative to apples.
  • Some Waldorf salad recipes recommend tossing the apples in a little lemon juice to prevent them from browning. I (personally) avoid this step as I feel the lemon juice makes the mayonnaise taste a little funny. This step, however, is up to you.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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