Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad {NO MAYO!}

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

This Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad has no mayonnaise and is just 342 calories! Plus, this easy Waldorf salad recipe has 17.6g of protein… Talk about a healthy vegetarian salad!

Most apple Waldorf salad recipes are packed with fat and calories due to the mayo based Walford dressing. But we were able to make a creamy Waldorf salad dressing that’s low in calorie and fat, while adding lots of protein and naturally boosting your metabolism.

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

Question: What is a Waldorf salad?

Answer: Waldorf salads is a apple salad with grapes, walnuts, and celery. Created at the Waldorf Astoria in 1893, this salad has been a staple in the popular New York hotel restaurant, and now you can make it at home for less calories!

This Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad is just 342 calories and has 17.6g of protein!

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

We made this Waldorf salad recipe easy by supplying you with a printable recipe card, shopping list, nutrition label and more.

Plus, we lightened up the dressing for Waldorf salad with apples, grapes, walnuts and celery so you can enjoy this yummy recipe without guilt.

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

This apples and grapes salad makes a wonderful summer salad, though it’s great year around. You’ll find everything you need to make the best Waldorf salad recipe in the sections below…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Waldorf Salad Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Waldorf Salad
  • Low Calorie Waldorf Salad Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Waldorf Salad Recipes

Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone so you have it handy at the grocery store. And email yourself (or print!) the recipe card so you have it available at your fingertips the next time you have a craving for this easy recipe for Waldorf salad.

This grape apple salad makes a wonderful lunch or dinner. You can also cut the serving sizes in half to serve it as a healthy side dish or first course.

Up next, you’ll find a shopping list for low calorie Waldorf apple salad recipes…

Waldorf Salad Ingredients

This fruit Waldorf salad with grapes is packed full of protein thanks to the walnuts, and our low calorie cooking ingredient…

Low Calorie Cooking Tip: Use 0% Greek yogurt and a small amount of dijon mustard to mimic the flavor of mayonnaise. You’ll save 100’s of calories and lots of fat. Plus Greek yogurt is a metabolism boosting ingredient that is also packed full of protein!

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

This Walford celery and apple salad makes a wonderful vegetarian meal. If you want to add even more protein top with grilled tofu, or (for non vegetarians) some shredded cooked chicken.

Shopping List for Low Calorie Waldorf Salad:

Waldorf Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 0% Greek yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Salt and pepper

Waldorf Salad Ingredients:

  • Walnuts
  • Sweet apples¬†like Honeycrisp, Gala or Fuji
  • Red seedless grapes
  • Celery stalks
  • Arugula, spinach, or mixed greens

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this recipe for Waldorf apple salad you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you!

Up next, you’ll learn how to make Waldorf salad healthy and low calorie…

How to Make Waldorf Salad

Waldorf apple salad recipes make wonderful lunches and side dishes. Best of all, they don’t require any cooking. Just a quick chop and mix and you’re all set.

Apple salads with celery perfectly balance savory and sweet, with a wonderful crunch. This Waldorf celery apple salad recipe can be made year around as these ingredients are always available. Though we really love this salad on hot summer days…

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

Meal Prep Tip: If you want to take this apple salad recipe for lunch at work, toss the apples in a bit of lemon juice to stop them from browning.

How to Make Low Calorie Waldorf salad:

  1. To a medium bowl, combine all the Waldorf salad dressing ingredients. Mix well and set aside to marinate while you work on the salad.
  2. Heat a dry large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the walnuts and toast for 2 minutes each side. Remove from the pan to a plate to stop the cooking process and cool.
  3. Core and chop the apples, and add to a large bowl.
  4. Cut the grapes in half, and add to the bowl.
  5. Slice the celery into 1/4 inch slices, and add to the bowl.
  6. Add the Waldorf salad dressing to the bowl, and mix well with the apples, grapes and celery.
  7. Sprinkle 1/2 of the walnuts over the bowl of ingredients, crunching or breaking into smaller pieces as you work. Then mix the bowl of Waldorf salad ingredients again.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of arugula to 4 plates. Top each plate of greens with 1/4 of the Waldorf salad (about 1 and 1/4 cup each) and sprinkle the tops with remaining whole walnuts.

You can find these directions, plus ingredients, measurements and nutrition in the sharable recipe card in the next section. We combined all the helpful information in one spot to make this Walford salad recipe easy.

Up next, a sharable recipe card for this Low Calorie, Easy Waldorf Salad Recipe…

Low Calorie Waldorf Salad Recipe

This Easy Waldorf Salad Recipe is just 342 calories, making it a great low calorie lunch option.

Plus, this easy Waldorf salad recipe has 17.6g of protein… talk about a healthy meal. Try out this healthy salad for lunch, or cut the serving sizes in half and serve it as a side dish.

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

Low Calorie Waldorf Salad Recipe

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This easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad has no mayo, and no oil, and is just 342 calories for each (large) portion.
We made our low calorie Waldorf salad dressing with Greek yogurt, packed full of protein and metabolism boosting. This dressing for Waldorf salad tastes just like the rest, but for a fraction of the calories.
Try this easy Walford Salad Recipe for lunch or dinner, or cut the portions in half for a yummy side dish.
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Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 6 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients
  

Waldorf Salad Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Waldorf Salad:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 sweet apples like Honeycrisp, Gala or Fuji
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 cups arugula spinach or mixed greens

Instructions
 

  • To a medium bowl, combine all the Waldorf salad dressing ingredients. Mix well and set aside to marinate while you work on the salad.
  • Heat a dry large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the walnuts and toast for 2 minutes each side. Remove from the pan to a plate to stop the cooking process and cool.
  • Core and chop the apples, and add to a large bowl.
  • Cut the grapes in half, and add to the bowl.
  • Slice the celery into 1/4 inch slices, and add to the bowl.
  • Add the Waldorf salad dressing to the bowl, and mix well with the apples, grapes and celery.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of the walnuts over the bowl of ingredients, crunching or breaking into smaller pieces as you work. Then mix the bowl of Waldorf salad ingredients again.
  • Add 1/2 cup of arugula to 4 plates. Top each plate of greens with 1/4 of the Waldorf salad (about 1 1/4 cup each) and sprinkle the tops with remaining whole walnuts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 31.7gProtein: 17.6gFat: 18.8gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 367mgPotassium: 598mgFiber: 5.8gSugar: 23.3gCalcium: 153mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad, salad dressing, Side Dish
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Up next, nutrition and calories in Waldorf salad recipes…

Nutrition and Calories in Waldorf Salad Recipes

Most Waldorf salad recipes are packed full of mayonnaise… which is full of calories and fat.

But we swapped it out for a combo of metabolism boosting in Greek yogurt and dijon mustard to mimic the flavor without all the calories and fat.

You can find more low calorie salad dressings and recipes in the next section..

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

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