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Waldorf Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A wonderful light Waldorf Salad with no mayo. The flavors of the apples, walnuts and raisins are so clean and fresh. It never fails to please."
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15 m servings 392
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Toss together the Red Delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, celery, raisins, and walnuts in a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the walnut oil, cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss the apples with the dressing to serve.


  • To toast nuts:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until fragrant.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 392 calories; 26.7 39.9 5.9 0 327 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was surprisingly good despite my initial skepticism. A good quality walnut oil is a must. Don't substitute!

Most helpful critical review

It's wonderfully crunchy O.K. (especially since I used honey crisp apples) but nigh on to tasteless. It's back to a mixture of reduced fat mayo and sour cream for me.

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This was surprisingly good despite my initial skepticism. A good quality walnut oil is a must. Don't substitute!

Oh, man! This is delicious. I tried it tonight to prepare for tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal and I ate the whole test batch. I used Gala apples in place of the Red Delicious and dried cranberrie...

A nice crunchy side dish and great alternative to a mayo-based salad. I served this for a casual mid-September cook-out of hamburgers and hotdogs. Those that tried it really liked it. I used a m...

This sounded good and did not disappoint. A refreshing counterpoint to the usual gloppy, calorie-laden version. SunMaid has a product that is a trio of different raisins, and it was nice to have...

Made with what was on hand: still excellent with Golden Delicious and no celery, substituting dried cranberries for raisins.

Great side dish--easy and yummy. I reduced the recipe to feed 3, 3 apples, 1 celery stalk, 1/4 c raisin and 1/4 c walnuts. I didn't have walnut oil, instead used 1 tbsp Canola oil and 1/2 tbs...

Perfect healthier alternative to the classic. Light, crisp and flavorful. I replaced one of each apple with a red and yellow pear.

very good! left out raisins, used lemon olive oil instead of walnut oil and cider vinegar. Nice light lunch.

As someone who hates mayo but whose husband LOVES Waldorf, this was a real find. I have served it many times with great success. It's wonderful!