Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad

9
Julia Ferguson

By
@judyjellybean

A 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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An amazing twist on Waldorf Salad. The dressing is tangy and sweet when the orange and lemon zest is folded in. Apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts are traditional ingredients in a Waldorf Salad and we love the combination of flavors and textures. Where this is a little different is the dried cranberries. They add a pop of tart flavor to each bite. This beautiful salad would make a tasty addition to a holiday table.

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Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 or more
Prep:
1 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    good quality mayonnaise (I use Hellmans)
  • 1 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    honey
  • 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
  • 1
    orange, zested
  • 1
    lemon, zested
  • 2-3 c
    miniature marshmallows

How to Make Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix together the mayo, sour cream, and honey for the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a very large bowl, mix together the grapes, walnuts, celery, and cranberries.
  3. Mix in the peeled and diced apples, lemon zest, and orange zest.
  4. Mix in mini-marshmallows.
  5. Pour dressing mixture over apple mixture.
  6. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are coated. 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



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