Waldorf Salad Revisited

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | May 27th, 2021 | Recipes, Salads

Waldorf Salad Revisited

Michele Pesula Kuegler

All the flavors of the classic but healthier

Prep Time 15 mins

Course Salad, Side Dish

Servings 4



  • 3 apples cored & chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tb. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon



  • Toss apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.
  • Add celery and walnut, and toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
  • Pour dressing on apple mixture and stir.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Keyword fruit salad, healthy salad, side dish salad, waldorf salad

Every time I create a new recipe, I also need to search the archives for a corresponding recipe. This week the recipes are twins. However, that’s not the focus of this update on the archived recipe. Nope.

The focus is the OMG moment I had when I read the post below. This post is barely 7-1/2 years old, but it seems a lifetime away. My daughter would have been an eighth grader. Now she’s a 21 year old entering her senior year of high school. Just last night we went to dinner together, and each had a drink of the alcoholic persuasion. Oh my, how time flies.

That’s enough about time passing. This recipe holds the test of time. If you want a different version of Waldorf Salad, be sure to return on Thursday.

To learn more about Waldorf Salad Revisited, originally published in January 2012, keep reading.

After spending most of the afternoon at our daughter’s gymnastics tournament, we were thinking of a meal that would be quick to prepare and filling.  My  husband suggested homemade steak subs with lots of veggies, and that seemed like a perfect solution.  Knowing that the subs themselves may not be filling enough for my husband and teenage son, I suggested we have a side with it.

Yes, chips would have been the quick answer, but I was hoping for something healthier.  I also knew that our fruit bin was filled with apples.  I haven’t consumed many servings of Waldorf Salad; the combination of mayonnaise and apples never seemed that appealing to me.  However, it is a classic recipe that is familiar and provided me with the basic idea for this salad.  I switched the mayonnaise for yogurt and added a few splashes of flavor, and we had a salad that pleased all of us.

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