Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Julia Ferguson


Refreshing twist on Waldorf Salad, with dried cranberries, lemon and orange zest. I have never been a big fan of Waldorf salad, so I looked at several recipes and came up with one I really like. This is one I take to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Go ahead give it a try, it's apple season and they are probably on sale. You can use any apple but I have found Granny Smith apples are the best for this salad. They impart a better flavor.

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6 or more
1 Hr


1 1/2 c
good quality mayonnaise (i use helmans)
1 1/2 c
sour cream
3 Tbsp
4 1/2 c
tart apples, peeled and diced (granny smiths are the best apple for this recipe)
3 c
celery, diced
1 1/2 c
walnuts, chopped
3 c
red seedless grapes, halved
1 c
dried cranberries
orange, zested
lemon, zested
2-3 c
miniture marshmallows

How to Make Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad


  • 1In medium sized bowl mix together the first 3 ingredients for the dressing, refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2In large bowl mix together diced apples, celery, walnuts, grapes, cranberries, lemon and orange zest.
  • 3Pour dressing mixture over apple mixture. Mix throughly until all ingredients are coated.
  • 4Add miniture marshmallows and mix again. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix again right before serving.

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About Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy