Healthy & Fruity Waldorf Salad

This easy to make fruity Waldorf Salad is the perfect side salad for a summer dinner, BBQs or as a light lunch. It’s chock full of apples, grapes, cherries and celery and, to keep it on the healthy side, tossed with Greek style yogurt. And for a little extra crunchy sweetness there’s a handful of maple glazed walnuts mixed in. Summer never tasted better!

Fruity Waldorf Salad | 2 Cookin Mamas This easy to make fruity Waldorf Salad is the perfect side salad for a summer dinner, BBQs or as a light lunch. It's chock full of apples, grapes, cherries and celery and, to keep it on the healthy side, tossed with Greek style yogurt. And for a little extra crunchy sweetness there's a handful of maple glazed walnuts mixed in. Summer never tasted better! #salad #waldorfsalad #healthy #sidedish #apples #cherries #grapes #yogurtdressing

This is such an easy salad to make and so refreshing when the weather turns warm. I love serving it with grilled dishes like London Broil or grilled salmon or quick and easy dinners such as Quiche Lorraine or Crab Cakes. And, the best part is, this is one healthy salad so it’s kind to your waistline. After all, bathing suit season is right around the corner.

Fruity Waldorf Salad ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

So what’s in our fruity Waldorf salad anyway? As you can see above, there aren’t very many ingredients but, when they are added together, it makes one heck of a tasty salad.

Fruity Waldorf Salad overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

The main ingredient is apples, known for their high Vitamin C content as well as fiber, lending a fresh crispness to the salad. Cherries, full of Vitamin C, A, calcium, protein and iron are tossed in along with grapes, containing Vitamins A, C & K, both adding a nice sweetness to the mix. Celery, an excellent source of anitoxidants, is added for crunch. Of course, I can’t leave out the maple glazed walnuts, which are my favorite, that add a little different texture and flavor to the salad.

Fruity Waldorf Salad closeup tall | 2 Cookin Mamas

It’s all tossed with Greek yogurt, a healthy alternative to mayonnaise, which also keeps the calorie count down. And I think the yogurt makes it so much more refreshing than the usual mayonnaise.

Fruity Waldorf Salad spoonful | 2 Cookin Mamas

Just look at that bite! All moist, flavorful and oh so delicious! Oh, and don’t tell anyone, but the nuts are a great snack to have all by themselves too! So I’m just sayin’ you should make way more than what you need here. You’ll thank me later. 🙂

 

5 from 7 votes
Fruity Waldorf Salad square | 2 Cookin Mamas
Fruity Waldorf Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This easy to make fruity Waldorf Salad is the perfect side salad for a summer dinner, BBQs or as a light lunch. It's chock full of apples, grapes, cherries and celery and, to keep it on the healthy side, tossed with Greek style yogurt. And for a little extra crunchy sweetness there's a handful of maple glazed walnuts mixed in. Summer never tasted better!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2-3 apples chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grapes sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup cherries sliced in half
  • 1 cup celery diagonally sliced
  • 1/2 cup maple-glazed walnuts chopped (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
Directions
  1. Chop apples and place in medium sized bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  3. Slice grapes and cherries in half and add to apples.
  4. Chop celery and toss with other fruit.
  5. Stir in maple-glazed walnuts. See notes for how to make them ahead of time.
  6. Fold in yogurt until all ingredients are well covered.
  7. Chill.
Recipe Notes

Maple Glazed Walnuts - Heat a skillet over medium high heat then add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 4 teaspoons maple syrup and dash of salt. Stir fry until caramelized about 3-4 minutes. Cool.

 

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This easy to make fruity Waldorf Salad is the perfect side salad for a summer dinner, BBQs or as a light lunch. It's chock full of apples, grapes, cherries and celery and, to keep it on the healthy side, tossed with Greek style yogurt. And for a little extra crunchy sweetness there's a handful of maple glazed walnuts mixed in. Summer never tasted better! #salad #waldorfsalad #healthy #glutenfree #lunch #sidedish #apples #grapes #yogurtdressing

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    04/01/2018 at 2:35 am

    I haven’t had a Waldorf salad in such a long time; I need to remedy this! Such a wonderful flavour and texture combination!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/01/2018 at 7:36 am

      Thanks Elizabeth! We love it here and it goes perfectly with just about any meal. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Asia
    04/01/2018 at 2:46 am

    I like to cook dishes with apples (we have just had a duck in apple sauce). I will prepare your salad with pleasure. 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/01/2018 at 7:35 am

      Thanks so much! And your duck in apple sauce sounds super delicious.

  • Reply
    Jyothi
    04/01/2018 at 5:13 am

    For a huge salad fan this is amazing summer salad recipe. looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/01/2018 at 7:35 am

      I love summer salads too, always light and refreshing. Let me know how you like it when you give it a try.

  • Reply
    Heather
    04/01/2018 at 10:15 am

    What a perfect salad! I have actually never had a Waldorf salad, but it looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/01/2018 at 11:47 am

      Oh, you’ve got to give it a try! It’s so yummy and with the yogurt added in you could even have it for breakfast!

  • Reply
    April
    04/01/2018 at 10:38 am

    I love that this salad has just the right amount of creaminess and the yogurt is perfect and much healthier than the salads that use mayo.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/01/2018 at 11:46 am

      It’s really the perfect salad for warm summer days. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    melve
    04/01/2018 at 11:21 am

    I am excited to prepare your salad, super healthy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Reply
    Mirlene
    04/02/2018 at 5:59 am

    Yes! This is the type of salad I need right now. Easy to make and healthy as well. Looks delicious and refreshing.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/02/2018 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Mirlene! It’s the perfect go-to salad for the warm days ahead.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    04/02/2018 at 8:27 pm

    This salad looks so delicious and healthy! I would totally make this 🙂 Lovely photos, too!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/03/2018 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks so much Stephanie! I hope you get a chance to try it.

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