Waldorf Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

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This "no mayo" Waldorf salad is rich and creamy without the added calories.

Waldorf salads are a popular choice when dining out, but can be loaded with excess fat and calories. Luckily, we’ve whipped up a healthier version! Unlike the traditional version which calls for mayonnaise, our Waldorf salad with yogurt dressing gives you less fat along with more calcium and protein. This classic salad combines creamy dressing, omega-3-rich walnuts, and fiber-packed fruits into a delicious and refreshing side.

This salad would pair nicely with a chicken entrée. Try our Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken recipe as a Waldorf salad companion. For more healthy salad dressing ideas, see 3 Easy Vinaigrette Recipes for Slimming Summer Salads.

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Waldorf Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

Fresh and healthy, this Waldorf Salad brings the best to the table with natural and clean ingredients and no mayo.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain, fat-free
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 apples large, organic; cored and sliced into small cubes
  • 1 Asian pear cored, peeled, and sliced into small cubes
  • 1 cup red grapes sliced in half vertically
  • 1 celery stalk thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces


  • In a small bowl combine yogurt, honey, and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a salad bowl, add yogurt dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. This salad is best if eaten the same day prepared.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 73mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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  1. I’d like to make this but I’m only one person. What if I mixed altogether except the green a and mix them in as I wanted to eat the salad? Appreciate your answer

    1. Marileen,

      The greens are totally optional. The salad can last up to two days but starts to get mushy after that. 🙂

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