I couldn't ever find the perfect Waldorf salad - one that wasn't too mayonaise-y tasting, yet one that still held enough of the original flavor to be called a Waldorf. So I mixed and matched and experimented, and finally came up with a perfect twist on the classic Waldorf Salad recipe. Now I get requests for it at every family get together!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the Granny Smith apples, Red Delicious apple, Asian pear, celery, almonds, golden raisins, grapes and cranberries. In a separate bowl, stir together the yogurt, white sugar, brown sugar, mayonnaise, lemon juice and cinnamon. Pour the dressing over the fruit mixture and stir gently until evenly coated.

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Nutrition Facts

450.7 calories; 4.6 g protein; 67.5 g carbohydrates; 10.1 mg cholesterol; 153.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Very tasty! BUT I wanted it to be healthier and am trying to incorporate more fruit into my day. SO I omitted the sugars completely. I substituted 1 lowfat vanilla yogurt and 1 fat free coconut cream yogurt for the plain yogurt mayo and sugars. I did blend in a little mayo. The flavor was very good and I didn't have the fat - and way less sugar. So mine is definitely for the health-conscious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
Made exactly as written and none of my Thanksgiving guests cared for this. The flavors didn't blend together at all. Very disappointing recipe. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Very tasty! BUT I wanted it to be healthier and am trying to incorporate more fruit into my day. SO I omitted the sugars completely. I substituted 1 lowfat vanilla yogurt and 1 fat free coconut cream yogurt for the plain yogurt mayo and sugars. I did blend in a little mayo. The flavor was very good and I didn't have the fat - and way less sugar. So mine is definitely for the health-conscious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
This salad turned out great! However I used the recipe more as general guidelines than strict instructions. I used 5 small/medium Fuji apples two large stalks of celery 1.5 cups of grapes and 1 cup of dried cranberries. I left out the pear and raisins and used 3/4 cup of walnuts instead of the almonds. I followed the dressing instructions fairly closely except that I used fat-free mayo and reduced all the ingredients by around 1/3. (I also tossed the chopped apples with the lemon juice so they wouldn't brown.) I appreciate a recipe that can be tinkered with this much and still turn out so delicious. The cinnamon was a great touch. The salad was almost too sweet so I'd recommend taking care with the sugar especially if you use the full amount of raisins and dried cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
My husband wanted a Waldorf Salad for Thanksgiving day and decided this on Wednesday night (and we were having 30 people over). Well all recipes is where I turn to when I want to quickly find a recipe. This one sounded yummy except I didn't have any walnuts left but I did have plenty of pinon nuts. Well I followed the recipe but added the pinon nuts. Another thing I did was I left out the rasins and used red seedless grapes instead of the green. Come the end of the turkey dinner and we barely had any salad left for the next day. Thanks for a good recipe...this one is a keeper. Everyone liked it especially the kids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
This recipe is delicious! Sweeter than than the classic Waldorf. I left out the raisins. I loved the dressing but I only used 1/2 to 2/3 of it. I would suggest starting with less and adding more to suit your taste. The cinnamon added a perfect touch to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
I'll be the first to rate this recipe as simply delicious! I have been trying to find a waldorf salad recipe that is tart and sweet and not too mayonaissey tasting... This is it! I found it! I added 1/2 c of walnuts for some more crunch and cut back on the cinnamon. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2010
The first time I made this I used cottage cheese (that I pulsed in the blender) instead of yogurt cause that is what I had on hand. It came out very well but was a little too sweet for our tastes. The second time I made it (which was this past weekend) I omitted the golden raisins and substituted red for green grapes. Then I used a 1/4 cup yogurt a 1/4 cup mayo a half a lemon juiced and a sprinkle of white sugar (possibly 1 Tbsp). It was perfect! Thank you Jenny for sharing your twist on a Waldorf! Great way to use Asian pears Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
Yummy!! I was a little hesitant using mayonnaise and yogurt. But OMG! So delicious. I used vanilla yogurt and added some dried cherries instead of raisins. Very good and refreshing on a hot summer evening. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
Made exactly as written and none of my Thanksgiving guests cared for this. The flavors didn't blend together at all. Very disappointing recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2010
I was trying to use up some pears so I put in plenty of those and skipped the apples. I didn't have dried cranberries so used some dried mixed fruit pieces and also chopped almonds. There was so much liquid in this salad that I had to add a good cup of leftover rice to it and some more raisins just to have something in it that people could chew on. It was like eating soup. But my family LOVED this salad and I will definitely make it again. Read More
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