Celebration Waldorf Salad Recipe

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This is a great dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. A variation of this can be made with dried cherries instead of the cranberries.—Susan McDonald, Germantown, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 cups chopped Gala apples
  • 2-3/4 cups chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 10 Bibb lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 235 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Place the apples in a large bowl; drizzle with lemon juice and toss to coat. Stir in cranberries and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, yogurt, 1 tablespoon chives, parsley, tarragon, lemon peel, honey, salt and pepper. Stir into apple mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, stir in walnuts. Serve on lettuce leaves; garnish with remaining chives. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Celebration Waldorf Salad in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p51

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sauceysandy User ID: 7765046 257239
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

"It needed more dressing. But I will make it again but double the dressing."

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