Crunchy Waldorf Salad Recipe
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Crunchy Waldorf Salad Recipe

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The lemon juice gives this easy salad quite a zip and the apples and nuts offer a nice crunch. It’s light, refreshing and effortless to assemble. —Chuck Hinz, Parma, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 medium Red Delicious apples, chopped
  • 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 299 calories, 26g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Gently stir in the celery, walnuts, raisins and mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Waldorf Salad in Country October/November 2009, p51

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BarbM1 User ID: 8823832 246926
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"Had a strong Mayo taste. Would Miracle Whip work?"

stinger251 User ID: 8606128 236831
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"I have made this exact same recipe with 2 Granny Smith and 2 McIntosh apples many many times but the addition of cinnamon takes it to the next level. I added a tiny bit of sugar also. I will always use cinnamon from now on!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 225142
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"This was pretty good.. I made 1 1/2 times the amount for 20 people, and I got about a quarter of it back. I think Waldorf Salad is a love it or hate it kind of recipe. I added a little bit of honey to the mayonnaise."

MrsChinawong User ID: 6970762 158525
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"This sounds good, however it is a lot of calories for the serving size. Im going to try it with Low fat/fat free vanilla yogurt. Omit the raisins and add halved grapes! maybe add fresh broccoli florets."

tramar User ID: 1227142 209454
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Waldorf Salad is just a part of the holidays at our house. Believe it or not I used Cinnamon-flavored Cool Whip instead of the mayonnaise and it came out great! The cinnamon added a nice holiday touch. You can add a few tablespoons of mayonnaise for a creamier texture and to add some tartness. Either way it was a hit!"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 80483
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"Easy to make and delicious! Will definitely make this again."

DViola User ID: 6210665 156790
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"Made this for my family and it was a hit."

JKevin User ID: 1046896 83468
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"What a easy, great tasting salad - good change from the summer salads great for winter."

JoBrad User ID: 1374554 174285
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Easy, less than 30 minutes for a double batch."

barbklingbile User ID: 4745281 83465
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"Made this one hour before dinner. It was quick and easy. Great combination of flavors and textures - crunchy nuts, sweet raisins, great apple flavor enhanced by the dressing. It was the perfect side - fresh and delicious. I did top with a little nutmeg and cinnamon. Was like icing on a cake. Wonderful."

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