Finding a holiday side dish that everyone loves isn’t always easy. Since the holidays normally require a lot of cooking, I try to come up with recipes that don’t take up additional oven space, but are still easy to make, look festive and will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.

Traditional Waldorf Salad gets its signature sweet and crunch from the array of fruits, nuts and celery in it, but my recipe is a lot more healthy than a lot of the ones you’ll find that usually include large amounts of mayonnaise. This version has the lightest dressing that coats everything and is sure to be gobbled up by your crowd!


Waldorf Salad

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup Celery, chopped (about 2 stalks)
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Grapes, halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt (I use 0% Greek Yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Tsp honey
  • 1/4 Tsp kosher salt



    Sodium: 220mg | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 160kcal | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 24g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. We like to wrap this up in a tortilla with romaine lettuce for anyone who needs an idea of how to use up leftovers. It’s delicious and it gives the kids something else to pack in their lunchbox that’s has no nuts. Cheers!

    2. OOPS, except we leave out the walnuts when we’re packing in lunchbox because of the no nut policy at my children’s school.

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