Waldorf Salad with Dates Recipe
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Waldorf Salad with Dates Recipe

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“For extra taste and texture, I added dates to the original recipe for this popular salad,” writes Mary Kirner of Aurora, Illinois. “The combination is a nice fit for autumn meals.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat whipped topping) equals 292 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Fold in the whipped topping. Stir in the apple, celery, walnuts and dates. Chill for 1 hour. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Waldorf Salad with Dates in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p35

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"This is a great recipe, not too sweet and creamy. You can taste the apples and dates without a heavy sauce. My family loves it. I have also used dried cranberries instead of dates."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"This is one of my favorite recipes. Instead of using dates, I use dried cranberries. The whipped topping is the secret to making this recipe superb."

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