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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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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

392 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 39.9g; fat 26.7g; sodium 327.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2006
This was surprisingly good despite my initial skepticism. A good quality walnut oil is a must. Don't substitute! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2010
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. Read More
(6)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2006
This was surprisingly good despite my initial skepticism. A good quality walnut oil is a must. Don't substitute! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
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 cranberries in place of the raisins. It is a perfect salad for a holiday meal. I can't wait to serve it to my guests tomorrow. The walnut oil really makes it special. Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2007
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 medley of granny smith braeburn red delicious and gala. I also used half dark raisins and half golden raisins. The best part for me is the toasted walnuts and walnut vinaigrette. AND the salad stays good and crunchy as leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
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 the variety. I only had Gala Apples and it still had a good flavor. Love the crunch! This will be a must for the holidays as it's a departure from heavyhanded side dishes. Also great to serve for vegetarians or vegans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2007
Made with what was on hand: still excellent with Golden Delicious and no celery substituting dried cranberries for raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
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 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Perfect healthier alternative to the classic. Light crisp and flavorful. I replaced one of each apple with a red and yellow pear. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
very good! left out raisins used lemon olive oil instead of walnut oil and cider vinegar. Nice light lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2010
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. Read More
(6)
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