Raisin-Walnut Waldorf Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 29, 2023
I enjoy playing around with recipes, trying to create tastes that I like without sacrificing my diabetic diet. A creamy pudding-and-yogurt dressing drapes this healthy updated version of the traditional Waldorf salad. —Jean Mabis, Shumway, Illinois


  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 medium apples, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

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