Healthy Waldorf Salad Recipe

Here is a healthier Waldorf salad recipe that is a both sweet and tart apple salad recipe.

The salad originates from the 1890's and was created by the famous chef Oscar Tschirky at the Waldorf Hotel in New York.

Originally the Waldorf Salad was a vegetable dish with apples, celery and mayonnaise served on a bed of lettuce.

There are many variations of the salad. This is a fresh and healthy version that is also low in fat and filled with vitamins, protein and fiber.

So, you can enjoy this tasty salad as much as you like!

A Healthier Waldorf Salad Recipe

Waldorf salad recipe

A Waldorf Salad looks crisp and elegant and is perfect for a dinner party or presented at a buffet.

You can prepare the recipe a couple of hours in advance and serve the Waldorf salad chilled on a bed of lettuce on individual plates as an appetizer, for example.

Or, if you serve it at a buffet, you might want to put a bowl of the salad in a larger bowl filled with ice, a clever way to make it stay chilled.

Here's What You Do

In a large bowl mix the fruit, vegetables and nuts:

  • 6 tart apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, if you use canned, make sure they are drained very well first.
  • 1/2 cup raisins or halved seedless grapes- or both!
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, grated

Make the dressing in a medium bowl:

  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs. Honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Whisk together and then pour the dressing over the fruit and vegetables. Mix well. Chill for at least 30 min. before serving to let the flavors blend. Decorate with some halved grapes, thinly sliced celery and walnuts. Serves 8.

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