Vegan Waldorf Salad

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This Vegan Waldorf Salad is bursting with fresh flavors of apple, celery, grape, walnut and raisins in a creamy mayonnaise dressing, the perfect salad for summer cookouts or the holiday menu.

Vegan Waldorf Salad

I love this creamy salad and the amazing crunch of the walnuts, celery, apples. It is the perfect mix of sweet, tangy and savory, It is so easy to prepare, the salad will be ready in no time. Other creamy salads to try are Vegan Carrot Raisin Salad, Cucumber Avocado Salad, Vegan Macaroni Salad

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Vegan Waldorf Salad

For this vegan salad, I basically substituted regular mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise, you can use storebought or my homemade Vegan Mayo recipe. 

For a lighter version substitute the vegan mayo for vegan coconut yogurt. 

What Is Waldorf Salad?

Waldorf is a classic fruit and nut salad traditionally made with apples, celery, walnuts, grapes with a mayonnaise dressing, served traditionally on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer.

Waldorf Salad Origin

Named for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City in 1896, the Waldorf salad has been a classic ever since, created for a charity ball. The recipe later appeared in The Cookbook by 'Astor of the Waldorf'.

The original recipe didn't contain nuts, it only had apples, celery, mayonnaise. Later on nuts, dried fruits and grapes were added.

You can substitute the apple with jicama or pear. You can also add some Baked Tofu Nuggets

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Waldorf Salad Dressing

The Waldorf salad dressing is very simple, it is a mix of vegan mayonnaise, lemon, sweetener, and salt.  You can substitute the mayonnaise with either vegan yogurt, vegan sour cream or vegan cream cheese.

How To Make Waldorf Salad?

  1. In a medium bowl combine, vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt. Whisk to combine. 
  2. Add apples, grapes, raisins, celery, walnuts. Stir until fully combines.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Can Waldorf Salad Be Made Ahead?

Waldorf salad can be made a day ahead, prepare salad and store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition

Energy:
262 kcal / 1095 kJ
Fat:
14 g
Protein:
5 g
Carbs:
34 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Ready in:
10 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine, vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add apples, grapes, raisins, celery, walnuts. Stir until fully combines.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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