This is a very low-fat, low-calorie salad. I make it all year long, but it is especially great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just freeze a few bags of cranberries to use at a later date. I know this will become a tradition to anyone who tries it, it's delicious! Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Servings:
9
Yield:
9 - 1/2 cup servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cranberries, apple, celery, grapes, raisins, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and yogurt. (I chop cranberries in a food processor, and it works great). Toss to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours.

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  • Stir just before serving. Garnish with frosted cranberries and mint leaves if desired. For frosted cranberries, wet cranberry and roll in sugar.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.7g 6% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 28.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
I loved this simple salad and received many compliments on it. I used frozen cranberries which worked great and used part Splenda to replace the sugar. Will make this one again many times! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2012
I wasn't impressed with this recipe. It tasted more or less like a fruit salad to me. I've had a variation of the Waldof Salad made with mayo and although I was skeptical at first that version taste much better. Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
I loved this simple salad and received many compliments on it. I used frozen cranberries which worked great and used part Splenda to replace the sugar. Will make this one again many times! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
This was the 1st time I ever used whole cranberries. I tried it once with dried cranberries but it was too sweet for my taste. The 2nd time I made it I used the cranberries in the bag. As I try to reduce the amount of sugar in my foods I substituted Splenda for the sugar. I also used plain nonfat yogurt (that has no extra sugar added) & then just added a tsp. of vanilla. If you think the dish is too tart you can just add a little more Splenda. I'd suggest stirring it before serving as it gets a little watery. Next time I think I'll double the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
This salad is yummy! I first made it for a Christmas party a couple of years ago and since then it has become a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers. My husband is a caterer and serves this with holiday meals and always gets rave reviews! We usually substitute Splenda for sugar and it is just as good maybe better that way. You won't be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2012
I make it every year for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2004
This recipe rocks. I was looking for a side dish for my traditional turkey dinner this Christmas that would pop. This was it. Both the look and taste were excellent. It will definitely become a tradition; my family loved it! It is a bonus that it is healthy too. I can't wait to make it again just for myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
Fantastic! I like it sweet so I used dried cranberries! Everyone LOVED it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2006
I was a little skeptical about the fresh cranberries but this was actually pretty good. The vanilla yogurt tames down the tartness of the cranberries. I added more fruit which thinned out the yogurt too much. I recommend sticking to the recipe on this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
Only reason this rates 4 stars instead of 5: I think the added sweeteners (vanilla yogurt white sugar) are overkill when you already have such wonderful naturally sweet fruits as the main ingredients. I used vanilla flavored Greek yogurt but will switch to plain next time. To suit my own tastes I added chicken and a little more salt and pepper (maybe even some curry powder?) would go well with that protein. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2002
I made this for Thanksgiving and absolutely LOVED it as did the rest of my family. I plan on making it again for Christmas. Besides being delicious it's a very attractive dish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2012
I wasn't impressed with this recipe. It tasted more or less like a fruit salad to me. I've had a variation of the Waldof Salad made with mayo and although I was skeptical at first that version taste much better. Read More
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