Classic Waldorf Salad

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Created in the 1890s at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, and noted in Cole Porter’s 1934 tune “You’re the Top,” Waldorf Salad was once the be-all and end-all of culinary elegance.

  • 6Servings



  • 3/4 cup broken walnut pieces
  • 4 10-inch celery stalks, cut into 3/8-inch dice (2 cups)
  • 2 red-skinned apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice (3 cups)
  • 1 cup halved red grapes
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves


  • 1/2 cup light or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 1 Tbs. chopped parsley


1. To make Salad: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet, and toast 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown and fragrant. Cool.

2. Combine celery, apples, grapes, and toasted walnuts in large bowl.

3. To make Dressing: Stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, and parsley in bowl. Toss with Salad. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4. To serve, arrange 2 lettuce leaves on each plate. Top each with 1 cup Salad.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 188
  • Carbohydrate Content: 18 g
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 176 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g