Deconstructed Waldorf Salad Recipe

Traditionally, Waldorf salads are tossed in a generous amount of rich mayo-based dressing. This lighter version uses a combination of sugar-free mayonnaise and Greek yogurt for the dressing, which is then drizzled sparingly on top before serving.

For best results, prepare the dressing in advance to give the flavors time to develop.

*Tip: Granny Smith apples are crisp but somewhat tart. If desired, substitute any crisp, sweet variety instead. (One red and one green apple would make for a nice presentation).

Deconstructed Waldorf Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4


Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Sugar-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Honey, preferably local
  • 1 tbsp Honey, preferably local
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp  Salt

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 Large head Bibb lettuce, separated, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 2 Medium Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced*
  • 1 cup Red seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 2 Large stalks celery, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, roughly chopped

Optional: 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled


    • Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl and whisking until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 
    • Assemble the salad by lining four chilled salad plates with the Bibb lettuce leaves. Top with the apples, grapes, walnuts, and goat cheese, if using.
    • Drizzle with some of the dressing and serve immediately with remaining dressing on the side. Enjoy!
    Keyword Waldorf Salad

    Deconstructed Waldorf Salad Recipe

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