Waldorf Salad Reimagined

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Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
4 Beginner 15 min 0 min 15 min

A fresh twist on a historic New York classic, featuring crisp apples and a light yogurt dressing.

Did you know?

Did you know that the original Waldorf Salad was created for a charity ball held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1896?

Embark on a culinary time machine with our Waldorf Salad Reimagined, a fresh twist on a classic that first graced the tables of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the 1890s. We've taken this illustrious dish, born during a period of culinary opulence and creativity, and infused modern simplicity while honoring its rich history. Imagine crisp apples, the variety that might have graced the orchards of New York state, combined with the creamy, delicate texture of yogurt, a healthier nod to the heavy mayonnaise of yesteryear. Each bite is a delectable nod to history and a step forward in salad evolution, connecting time-honored tradition with contemporary tastes.

In crafting this salad, not only do we pay homage to its storied past, but we also celebrate the versatility of its key ingredients. The apple, no mere fruit, but a symbol of change and innovation, and the walnut, a nut once reserved for the tables of royalty, come together in a symphony of flavors. This lighthearted reimagining of a vintage classic is sure to become a new staple in your recipe collection.


This ensemble of ingredients blends the freshness of fruits with the richness of nuts, all married together with a zesty and healthy yogurt dressing.

Apples and walnuts are not just ingredients, they're storytellers, carrying with them narratives of autumn harvests, American agriculture, and regal banquets of old.

  • 2 large crisp apples, cored and chopped
  • 150g seedless red grapes, halved
  • 100g celery, thinly sliced
  • 60g walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 150g plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lettuce leaves, for serving
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)


Putting together this Waldorf Salad is as easy as it gets. Follow these simple steps to create a vibrant and nutritious addition to your dining experience.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, squeeze lemon juice over the chopped apples, tossing them to prevent browning.
  2. Add the sliced celery, grape halves, and toasted walnuts to the apples.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt with honey if you're opting for a touch of sweetness, seasoning it with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the yogurt dressing over the apple mixture and gently toss to coat.
  5. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce leaves for a delightful crunch and extra dose of greens.

Add some extra love

For the best flavor, use a mix of apple varieties - one tart like Granny Smith and one sweet like Honeycrisp.

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