Waldorf Salad

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90% would make this recipe again

Apple and celeriac salad with mayonnaise dressing.

Created at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the 1890s, the salad was an instant success. As often happens, many variations evolved—some with raisins, some with chopped nuts. This lighter version contains yogurt.

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Preparation : 15 min Standing : 10 min
160 calories/serving


3 cups celeriac, shredded 400 g
2 apples, cut into thin slices 360 g
1 Boston lettuce, or curly leaf 200 g
1/2 green peppers, finely diced 80 g
3 tbsp mayonnaise 40 g
2 tbsp yogurt, plain, 2% 30 g
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 3/4 lemon
4 tbsp walnuts [optional] 24 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]


  1. Cut the apples into thin slices, without peeling them, but eliminating the core. Place them on the serving plate. Clean the lettuce and place it on the serving plate, leaving the centre for the celeriac.
  2. Peel and shred the celeriac, then put it in a bowl and sprinkle with the lemon juice to avoid darkening. Add a pinch of salt. Finely dice the bell pepper and add it to the celeriac.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the yogurt. Pour it over the celeriac and toss well. Adjust the seasoning then transfer to the centre of the serving plate.
  4. If desired, garnish with walnuts(*). Let rest 10 min to allow the flavours to blend, then serve.


(*) Blanched walnuts will be more attractive. To blanch, put them in boiling water 3-4 min, drain, and peel.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (240 g)


% Daily Value




8 g

13 %

Saturated 1.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %


0 mg


150 mg

6 %


21 g

7 %


3 g

13 %


10 g

Net Carbs

18 g


3 g

Vitamin A

18 %

Vitamin C

45 %


6 %


9 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Folacin, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Zinc
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits ½
Vegetables 1 ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½

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october 20, 2021

Tasted good, but too time intensive for a weekday meal. And celeriac is expensive where I live!

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october 20, 2021

Loved the taste of apples and walnuts with lettuce. Didn't think the dressing was that great, though.

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may 02, 2020 | I would make this recipe again

Nice salad, but I would rather put the apples in it instead of on the side

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