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Crunchy Waldorf Salad

The lemon juice gives this easy Waldorf 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


  • 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
  • Optional: Ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and lettuce leaves


  • In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Gently stir in the celery, walnuts, raisins and mayonnaise. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and serve on lettuce leaves.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 284 calories, 24g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • dcscake_OH
    Nov 14, 2017

    Great Recipe. I changed it to a sweeter version by adding cool whip and no lemon. Everyone loved it. I also added some grapes.

  • suefalk
    Dec 30, 2016

    Delicious! I exchanged the raisins for seedless grapes (halved) and toasted the walnuts first.

  • BarbM1
    Apr 11, 2016

    Had a strong Mayo taste. Would Miracle Whip work?

  • stinger251
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 21, 2013

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

  • DViola
    May 30, 2013

    Made this for my family and it was a hit.

  • JKevin
    Aug 14, 2012

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