California Pizza Kitchen Waldorf Salad Copycat

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My absolute favorite salad at any restaurant. Unlike a typical Waldorf in that they serve it with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette rather than a creamy dressing. So easy to throw together, too - grill the chicken a day before or even while putting together the salad ingredients! Makes 2 dinner-sized salads - adjust the amounts accordingly if you prefer less greens. The dressing recipe makes more like 8 servings as I like to keep extra on hand. I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dressing:.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients well.
  3. Chill until serving.
  4. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, shake or whisk prior to serving. (It may store longer than this, but it never stays around long enough without being eaten for me to know!).
  5. For the salad:.
  6. Toss field greens, fruits and celery, if included, in desired amount of dressing.
  7. Place evenly divided portions on two large, chilled plates.
  8. Top with sliced, chilled chicken breast, candied walnuts, and Gorgonzola.
  9. Voila! Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe!!! We omitted the chicken (so instead of an enfree salad it became a side salad to our actual entree: pork chops) and used crumbled goats cheese instead (but only because we couldn't find the cheese in the recipe at our grocery store)

Lea D. November 12, 2014

Loved this salad with all the fruits and chicken. Everything blends together perfectly. Definitely add the candied nuts. They are wonderful. Used Recipe #48012 and made them a day ahead.

adopt a greyhound June 05, 2014

Excellent recipe except I made my dressing by using store products.<br/><br/>i mixed 3 (16 oz ) bottles of olive garden dressing ($ 3.28 ea ) @ walmart with 1 ( 17 oz ) bottle of colvita red balsaimic vinegar ( $ 3.44 ) @ walmart. It was a perfect match.

TOM M. June 02, 2014

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