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Modern Waldorf Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 01, 2022
A Waldorf salad inspired my pasta dish. I use smoked turkey, apples, strawberries and orecchiette. Rotisserie chicken and other fruits would also taste fabulous. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
Modern Waldorf Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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-sized pieces
  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts, optional


  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.

Nutrition 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.

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