Holiday Waldorf Salad ~ Healthy Salad Recipe #recipe #salad #healthyThis feels like a day for a healthy salad recipe. Vibrant holiday Waldorf Salad will surely hit the spot!

Holiday Waldorf Salad | #recipe #healthy #holidays

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been stuffing my face with peppermint fudge, Christmas cookies, ice cream cake, and apple bread for weeks…

I realize my holiday splurge isn’t over quite yet, but I need a day or two for recovery.

Nothing is more cleansing than a healthy salad recipe, to get your body back on track.

How to make Waldorf Salad | #recipe #healthy #holidays

This festive Holiday Waldorf Salad is a great way to get-your-greens and will put you in the holiday spirit as well.

Waldorf Salad always reminds me of the holidays. Since I was little, I have always thought of it as the jewel of the table at Christmas brunches and parties.

This healthy salad recipe uses just a small amount of light mayonnaise, so you can feel good about serving it at gatherings this season.

Waldorf Salad ~ Healthy Salad Recipe | #recipe #salad #healthy

With crisp sweet apples, crunchy endive, toasty nuts, and deep winter fruit flavors like pomegranate and dried cherries, it offers incredible contrast to all the heavy dishes in your holiday spread.

You can even make it a day ahead to lighten the cooking load before a big event.

Happy Salad Day… and don’t worry, I’ll be back with cookies next week!

More Winter Salads:

Grilled Romaine and Orange Salad

Fennel Salad with Roasted Beets

Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad

Roasted Pumpkin and Wild Rice Salad ~ Farmgirl Gourmet

Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad wit Blue Cheese ~ Two Peas in Their Pod

Beauchamp Orchard Salad ~ Reluctant Entertainer

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Holiday Waldorf Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This vibrant holiday Waldorf Salad will surely hit the spot!
Servings: 6


  • 2 large crisp apples chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 4 Belgian endive cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 Meyer lemon zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lettuce or cabbage leaves to serve


  • Place the chopped apple, endive, scallion, cherries, pomegranate arils, and pecans in a large salad bowl. Toss.
  • Whisk the mayo, 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and thyme in a small bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
  • Serve the waldorf salad in lettuce leaves and garnish with crystallized ginger.


Serving: 1salad, Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 213mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Vitamin C: 7.4mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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