How to Make Waldorf Salad at Home

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Sahiba Sharma
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Just imagine, some days back you went to a restaurant and there you ate Waldorf salad there and you liked it and now you are curious to know the recipe for that delicious salad and today you are here to search the recipe for that salad. But before I tell you the recipe I will tell you some interesting facts about Waldorf salad recipe which are unbelievable.

But have you ever wondered who invented the Waldorf salad recipe? Any guesses?

Let me give you a hint it is in the recipe itself. Yes, it was invented by Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1893 isn’t it is interesting the recipe which was invented many years back and we are having it now. Even there are many people who loved this salad and maybe it is their favorite.

When this salad was presented for the first time, it includes chopped apples, celery, grapes and toasted walnuts in mayonnaise. But don’t you think it was a little boring and simple.

Now, let’s start with interesting recipes of Waldorf salad with different varieties.

Recipe for Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad Recipe

Waldorf Salad recipe is a mixture of sweetness, crunchiness, and nuttiness when all these work together it will refresh your mind.

Making Waldorf salad is very easy and you will make this recipe in minutes. There is not a specific time to eat this salad but you will benefit from eating when you walnut and apple and the time is winters.

Lets check how it will work step-by-step.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Cutting TimePreperation TimeTotal Time
10 mins10 mins20 mins

Ingredients Required for Waldordf Salad

Here are the ingredients which you will use while preparing Waldorf salad. You’ll find most of the ingredients from any of the supermarkets near your home.

Mayonnaise or Plain Yogurt2 cups
Lettuce1/2 cup
Lemon Juice1 tbsp
Salt1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon
Sweet Apple2
Raisins1/2 cup
Celery1/2 cup
Walnuts1/2 cup

NOTE:You can make Waldorf salad without lettuce also.

Waldorf Salad Recipe

  1. Add apples, raisins, celery, walnuts in a bowl.
  2. Now add mayonnaise or yogurt.
  3. After these things add sugar, salt, black pepper.
  4. Squeeze the lemon in it.
  5. Mix all these ingredients together.
  6. After mixing it all cover the bowl and put in in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 mins.
  7. For garnishing put some lettuce on it.

Note– Make this salad 2hours before the servings so that all the taste combine in the salad so that it tastes very well.

Waldorf Salad Nutritional Information

Fat20 g
Cholesterol7.6 mg
Sodium178 mg
Potassium186 mg
Carbohydrates16 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A2.7%
Vitamin C8.1%

Waldorf Salads Types

Now you know the recipe of Waldorf Salad. But there are a lot of varieties of Waldorf Salad as well. So let’s check out the recipe for some of the most popular flavors of Waldorf Salad.

Different Waldorf Salad varieties are Waldorf salad with Chicken, Waldorf salad with Yogurt, Waldorf salad with Whipped Cream, Waldorf salad with pineapple, Waldorf salad with Blue Cheese.

So come on, I will tell you these varieties so you can make them at home.

Waldorf Salad With Chicken Recipe

Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe

It is the best salad for chicken lovers and for those who wants salad having both non-veg and veg flavour which is healthy and sumptuous.I will tell you about the recipe and ingredients too.

Lets start with step-by-step.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Cooking TimePreparation TimeAdditional TimeTotal Time
5 mins20 mins15 mins40 mins

Ingredients which are used to make Waldrof Salad with Chicken Recipe

Chopped walnuts1/2 cup
Chopped cooked chicken 3 cups
Dried cranberries1/2 cup
Granny Smith Apple1/2 cup
Seedless Grapes1 cup
Diced celery1 cup
Mayonnaise1 cup
Lemon juice1 cup
Salt and Pepper1 table spoon each

Note : You can make this salad without lemon juice.

Waldorf Salad with Chicken Recipe

  1. Preheat oven with 165 degrees Celcius.
  2. Spread walnuts in a baking sheet and bake them for 6 to 8 mins.
  3. In a medium bowl add chicken, apple, walnuts, cranberries, grapes.
  4. Add mayonnaise in it with salt and pepper.
  5. Squeeze lemon over it if required.
  6. Mix it well and cover it with something before you serve.

Note- I would suggest making it 1 day before eating it so that the flavors can blend together.

Waldorf Salad with Chicken Nutritional Information

Fat24 g
Sodium320 mg
Protein9 g
Carbohydrates11 g
Cholesterol30 g
Vitamin A3%
Vitamin C16%

Waldorf Salad With Yogurt Recipe

Waldorf Salad with Yogurt

This salad is very easy but for this salad you want more ingredients .It is very healthy and it tastes divine.Curious to know the easy pesy recipe,come i will tell you how to make it.


Cutting FruitsPreparation TimeTotal Time
10 mins10 mins20 mins

Ingredients which are Required to make Waldorf Salad with Yogurt

Chopped Red Apples2 cups
Chopped Cranberries1/2 cup
Raisins1 cup
Chopped Almonds1 cup
Chopped Green Grapes1 cup
Chopped Celery1 cup
Chopped Pear1/2 cup
Chopped Green Apple1 cup
Plain Yogurt2 cup
White Sugar1 tbsp
Brown Sugar1 tbsp
Mayonnaise1 cup
Lemon Juice2 cups
Cinnamon1/2 cup

Waldorf Salad With Yogurt Recipe

  1. In a large bowl, add green apples, red apples, cranberries, pear.
  2. Add raisins, almonds, celery.
  3. Add yoghurt and mayonnaise mix it well.
  4. Add white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon over it.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over the mixture.
  6. After you mix all the ingredients, put in the refrigerator before you eat for some time.
  7. For sumptuous flavour add Vanilla yoghurt in the salad.

Waldorf Salad with Yogurt Nutritional Information

Protein3.2 mg
Carbohydrates0.6 mg
Fats8 g
Potassium14.44 mg
Cholesterol0.6 mg
Sodium17.8 mg
Potassium192.8 mg
Vitamin A2.6%
Vitamin C3.1%
Vitamin D3.8%
Vitamin E2.4%
Vitamn B-122.3%
Vitamin B-64.9%

Waldorf Salad with Whipped Cream Recipe

Waldorf Salad recipe with whipped cream

This whipped cream will make you think how delicious is the salad is, it will give your flavours a boost and relaxes your mind.

So, lets see step-by-step what how to make it.

How Much Time Will It Take ?

Cutting TimePreparation TimeTotal Time
15 mins15 mins30 mins

Ingredients Required to make Waldorf Salad with Whipped Cream

Green Apples Chopped2 cups
Red Apple Chopped2 cups
Almonds1 cup
White Sugar1/2 tablespoon
Whipped Cream2 cups
Mayonnaise1/2 cup
Lemon Juice1 cup

Waldorf Salad with Whipped Cream Recipe

  1. In a large bowl, add apples and almonds.
  2. In the fruits add sugar, mayonnaise and lemon juice
  3. Add whipped cream in it.
  4. Mix the salad properly.
  5. Before you eat to cover it with something and keep it in the refrigerator for the blend of taste.

Waldorf Salad with Whipped Cream Recipe Nutritional Information

Fats42 g
Protein1.9 mg
Carbohydrates35.4 mg
Cholesterol21 mg
Sodium319 mg
Potassium331 mg

Waldorf Salad with Pineapple Recipe

Waldorf Salad Recipe with Pineapples

This recipe is very interesting for me also because i never try this recipe. One reason why I found this recipe interesting is the fruity textures this salad have. I just cant imagine how divine it tastes when I eat this salad.

Let’s see how it works.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeTotal Time
10 mins10 mins

Ingredients Required to make Waldorf Salad with Pineapple

Chopped PineApple2 cups
Chopped Red Apples1 cups
Raisins1/2 cup
Yogurt1 cup
Sugar1/2 tbsp
Mayonnaise1 cup

Waldorf Salad With Pineapple Recipe

  1. Add pineapple, apple in a bowl.
  2. Add raisins and sugar.
  3. Add yoghurt and mayonnaise in it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients properly.
  5. For better taste, you can add chopped almonds for a crunchy taste.

Waldorf Salad With Pineapple Nutritional Information

Fats11 g
Sodium15.8 mg
Cholesterol0.2 mg
Proteins1.4 g

Waldorf Salad with Blue Cheese Recipe

Waldorf Salad recipe with Blue Cheese

This salad sounds very attractive because of its name and ingredients of this salad make this salad very attractive from this image only I can ima

Lets see how we can make this step-by-step

How Much Time It Will Take?

Chilling TimePreparation TimeTotal Time
5 mins15 mins20 mins

Ingredients Required to make Waldorf Salad with Blue Cheese

Olive Oil1/2 cup
Vinegar1/2 cup
Blue Cheese2 cups
Walnuts1/2 cup
Black Pepper1/2 tbsp

Waldorf Salad with Blue Cheese Recipe

  1. In a medium bowl add blue cheese, walnut.
  2. Add black pepper, olive oil vinegar.
  3. Mix it well and add some chilies for flavor.
  4. Mix it properly and prepare it just before the serving so that taste well.

Waldorf Salad with Blue Cheese Nutritional Facts

Cholesterol5 mg
Sodium192 mg
Fats4 g
Carbohydrates24 g
Proteins3 g

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