Best Waldorf Salad


Waldorf salad is a fan favorite that has earned its place on every lunch menu. This fruity concoction was first made in Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York over a century ago and since then has become a staple in restaurants, country clubs, and Southern homes. Our Best Waldorf Salad combines fresh celery, granny smith apples, seedless grapes, and pecans to make a fruity, light dish. After these fresh ingredients are chopped and mixed, you can eat them right out of the bowl or serve them on a bed of crisp lettuce. While the recipe calls to dress the salad with mayonnaise, to create a healthier dish, you can swap out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt. This dish is versatile enough to serve as an appetizer or a light lunch salad. This salad is truly fit for any occasion but is most enjoyable in the summer heat or in the fall when crisp apples are in season.

Waldorf Salad
Photo: Southern Living
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 to 8 servings


  • 2 large Gala apples, diced

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced

  • 1 1/2 cups halved seedless green grapes

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup diced celery

  • 1/3 cup raisins

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


  1. Stir together all ingredients.

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