Classic Waldorf salad is a tasty blend of apples, celery, walnuts, and grapes, all tossed in mayonnaise and served on a bed of lettuce. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish, or light meal. But if you aren’t keen on mayonnaise and you’re curious about what a dessert-style Waldorf salad is, you might like to try the following recipe.
There are two clever twists that make this recipe sweet rather than savory. First you will swap the celery for dried cranberries, and second, you will swap the mayonnaise for yogurt.
A kiss of lemon juice is the only other ingredient you need to make this dessert Waldorf salad. It’s bursting with different flavors – the fruit, the nuts, the zip of the lemon juice, and the creamy yogurt.
This recipe uses both red and green grapes because they look so colorful in the finished dish.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
This unusual take on Waldorf salad offers plenty of sweet flavors from the apples, grapes and cranberries, which are balanced out with lemon juice and yogurt to make a tasty dessert.
How to Serve It:
Enjoy this for breakfast, dessert or even present it on your Thanksgiving buffet table.
- Green grapes
- Red grapes
- Vanilla flavored yogurt
- Dried cranberries
How to make Waldorf Salad:
Prepare the fruit and put it in a bowl.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients until everything is well combined.
Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving it.
This sweet version of Waldorf salad makes a great dessert if you love fruit and nut-based dishes. The cranberries add a festive touch, making this a lovely choice for the holidays.
- 4 chopped apples
- 1 cup halved green grapes
- 1 cup halved red grapes
- ¾ cup walnuts
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 12 ounces vanilla flavored yogurt
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Prepare the fruit and put it in a bowl.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients until everything is well combined.
- Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving it.
Can You Make It Ahead?
This dessert is better when it’s made a few hours ahead so the flavors can really blend together in the fridge.
The salad will keep for up to 2 days as long as it’s refrigerated and kept in an airtight container.
Variations and Substitutions:
Try different fruits if you wish, or even a different flavored yogurt.