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Waldorf Salad with Creamy Spiced Dressing

A modern twist on a classic, this salad is lightened up and has anti-inflammatory, flavorful ingredients
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, salads
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: apple salad, celeriac salad, easy salad, fruit salad, waldorf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Ginger Hultin


  • 2/3 cup regular or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain dairy or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 medium orange, juiced with seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, trimmed, washed and dried
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium red apple cored and diced
  • 1 cup seedless purple grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Mix mayo, yogurt, orange juice and zest, honey, parsley, salt and pepper in small bowl to blend. Set aside in refrigerator to chill for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Line a large bowl with large outer leaves of lettuce. Chop remaining leaves into bite-size pieces and add to a separate bowl. Gently fold in celery, apple, and grapes. Add dressing to salad and fold gently to coat.
  • Serve the salad in lettuce leaf lined bowl, garnish with pecans and serve chilled.
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