Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This came from a newspaper clipping and is the best Waldorf salad I've ever eaten.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 medium apples, unpeeled and coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 12 cup coarsely chopped nuts (I use walnuts)


  1. Mix mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  2. Stir in apples,celery and nuts.
  3. You may also add a handful of dried cherries or cranberries-- use pecans or walnuts, your choice.
  4. Another variation is to add pineapple chunks.
  5. Mix all ingredients and chill well before serving.


Most Helpful

Followed the recipe exactly. It was very good!

mxhanna July 30, 2011

I loved it!!! It was so refreshing on a balmy evening in Florida. I followed the recipe exactly, and added dried cranberries. I did use non-fat mayo however, and it was still great!! I would give this the 5 star rating. Thanks for sharing...

Mary Ferrell March 12, 2004

I rate this 5 stars because DH who does not like Waldorf Salad said that it was good. I did not have a lemon so I substituted fresh lime juice & in place of walnuts I used nut topping. I mixed Gala and Granny Smith apples. I particularly liked the mix of the two tastes, one tart and one sweet. Thanks strawberryjane for a good recipe.

Linda B January 23, 2004

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