Modern Waldorf Salad Recipe
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Modern Waldorf Salad Recipe

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A Waldorf salad inspired my pasta dish. I use smoked turkey, apples, strawberries and orecchiette. Rotisserie chicken and other fruits would also taste great. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked orecchiette or small tube pasta (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, optional
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced deli smoked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 313 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, milk, mustard and, if desired, thyme until blended. Toss apple with lemon juice.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, apple, turkey, strawberries and celery. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. If desired, sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Modern Waldorf Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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SydneyS User ID: 1413830 226242
Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"This was a hit with some at a church potluck. I would add more turkey, strawberries and apple and some salt when I prepare it again. I substituted sour cream for yogurt, elbow and shell macaroni for the orecchiette or small tube pasta, and chicken for the turkey."

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