Mom's Gingered Apple Salad Recipe
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Mom's Gingered Apple Salad Recipe

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Here’s a refreshing twist on the classic Waldorf salad. Seasoned with ginger, dried cranberries and water chestnuts, this combo is quick and delicious. —Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 213 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, sugar, ginger and salt; pour over apple mixture and toss to coat. Chill until serving.
  2. Just before serving, sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Gingered Apple Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p21

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emorgareidge User ID: 2729591 191910
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"This is the BEST salad. It is so refreshing!! I think I will try using Jicama instead of the water chestnuts next time I make it though."

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