Barren River State Park Christmas Waldorf Salad

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

The restaurant at Barren River State Park near my home is considered to be quite fancy. However their reputation is interpreted, this salad they serve is terrifically easy, light, and makes a huge amount. This is great to take to big bbq's or church meetings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients.
  2. Toss together apples, nuts, coconut, and stir in dressing to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hours or until serving.
Most Helpful

I too loved the orange flavored dressing. I used toasted pecans (what I had) and this turned out beautifully. Thanks Redneck!

Krista Roes June 01, 2009

I love the orange flavored dressing on this crunchy salad! I toasted the walnuts to make them crunchy and I think next time I may add a little of the orange zest as well just for color. A real Fall gem just in time for apple season here. Thanks for sharing.

windywood October 01, 2008

This was good - made it exactly as written for Christmas Eve. I was hoping for a big hit - and something to keep on the menu for the future, but the fam just didn't get too excited. I don't know why - but I think maybe the color of the dressing put them off a bit (it was yellowish due to the OJ). Full disclosure - my family is compromised of some world class picky eaters! I definitely think I'd make it again - - maybe find a way to tweak it a bit.....celery, toasted whole pecans instead of pieces....maybe just Granny Smith apples......I think the basics are definitely here!

MimiKooks December 31, 2014