Waldorf Salad | The Perfect Side Salad

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Waldorf salad is a perfect side salad for any meal or try adding it as a lunchbox side.

Where’s the walnuts?

According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel of the Waldorf Astoria. The original recipe consisted only of diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added later to this now classic salad.

For our take on Waldorf salad, we’ve dropped the walnuts to go nut-free and opted for the crisp taste of delicious granny smith apples. We’ve also slipped in some extra vegies to pack our Waldorf salad recipe with more goodness for your family!


  • 3 cups lettuce leaf, roughly chopped and washed
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaf, washed
  • 3 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 avocado, de-seeded and cubed
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crimson grapes


  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons low fat Greek yoghurt


  1. In a large salad bowl toss together lettuce, spinach, celery, apple, avocado, cucumber and grapes.
  2. In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon, add olive oil and yoghurt and whisk together with a fork.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss together.

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