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Waldorf Salad

close up shot of Waldorf Salad with a spoon grabbing a piece
This Waldorf salad is brimming with fresh fruit, including a blend of apples, juicy grapes, and crisp celery to create the ultimate crowd favorite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 296 kcal



  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise


  • 1 cup diced Granny Smith apples, cored with the skin left on
  • 1 cup diced Gala apples, cored with the skin left on
  • ¾ cup finely diced celery
  • ½ cup halved green seedless grapes, 3 to 4 extra halved grapes for an optional garnish
  • ½ cup halved red seedless grapes, 3 to 4 extra halved grapes for an optional garnish
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar



  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer at high speed, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the mayonnaise. Set it aside.


  • Using a large mixing bowl, add the chopped apples, celery, grapes, and walnuts.
  • Sprinkle the lemon juice and granulated sugar over the apple mixture.
  • Using a large spoon, stir to completely coat the apple mixture.
  • Gently fold the mayonnaise mixture into the apple mixture. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, garnish with the reserved halved grapes.


  • Make sure you buy seedless grapes for this recipe. If the green or red ones at the grocery store don’t look nice, you can just use one color in the salad as long as the amount of grapes adds up to 1 cup.
  • The Waldorf salad dressing can be made the night before and stored in a mason jar in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  • The lemon juice and sugar will help prevent the apples from turning brown in your salad.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 351mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 272mgIron: 7mg