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Raisin-Walnut Waldorf Salad Recipe

Raisin-Walnut Waldorf Salad Recipe

"I enjoy playing around with recipes, trying to create tastes that I like without sacrificing my diabetic diet," shares Jean Mabis of Shumway, Illinois. A creamy pudding-and-yogurt dressing drapes this healthy updated version of the traditional Waldorf salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 cups chopped unpeeled red apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. Place raisins in a small bowl; add boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Stir in celery and raisins. Combine the yogurt, pudding mix and sugar substitute if desired; pour over apple mixture and toss to coat.
  • 3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 181 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 fat.