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Waldorf salad on lettuce leaves

Healthy Waldorf Salad

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This healthy Waldorf salad is just as creamy and tasty as the original, yet with a healthy light yogurt dressing for a lighter meal. 

The default recipe serves one




  • 3 tbsp (40g / 1.4oz)  low-fat natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard


  • 45 walnut halves (around 10g / 0.35oz), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 green apple (around 50g / 1.75oz), diced
  • 1 stick celery (around 40g / 1.4oz), diced
  • 10 red grapes (around 60g / 2.1oz), halved
  • Optional: few sprigs of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Optional: Few leaves of iceberg or romaine lettuce, to serve


  1. First, make the dressing. Mix together the yogurt, lemon juice and dijon in a bowl until well combined. 
  2. Prepare all the ingredients as described above. 
  3. Place all the ingredients apart from the parsley and lettuce in a bowl and mix together. Season well and stir through the dressing until everything is coated. 
  4. Spread the lettuce over a plate and then spoon the mixture on top. Scatter the chopped parsley over the top. 


If you aren’t a fan of mustard then you can skip the dijon

This is great with some chopped or shredded cooked chicken stirred through if you are looking for a meat option

You can use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of natural yogurt if you prefer

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Protein: 4.5g

Keywords: salad, healthy, vegetarian, lunch, side dish