Recipe: Apple Waldorf Salad

This is an awesome salad for this time of year when the apples aren’t as crisp as they used to be. I make batches from several apples as it keeps fine in the fridge for a few days, but a single-apple salad serves 2.

First, toast 1/4 cup walnut pieces by placing them in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until lightly toasted and aromatic. Turn off heat; walnuts will toast a little more as the skillet cools. (It’s the walnuts that contribute to the ‘wal’ part of the name. Not sure what the ‘dorf’ part refers to!)


In a bowl, place:
1 stalk celery, diced (about 1/3 cup)
1 medium apple, cored and diced
2 tablespoons dry cranberries (I often use dry cherries, because I have them.)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I use Hellmans)
1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt

Mix, adding toasted walnuts. Yum!

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Comments

  1. says

    This was always one of our special Christmas dishes, with a few modifications. We used apples, celery, mayo, but also bananas, grapes, oranges, and pecans, when I was growing up, and then as an adult when I was on a budget, it got stripped to apples, mayo, and whatever I happened to have on hand. LOL!

    But it ALWAYS tastes like Christmas! :-)

    • says

      Interesting! Although we do often serve it as part of our Christmas dinner, as you can see, it holds more of a fall/winter connotation for my family.