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Apple Celery Walnut Salad

This Apple Celery Walnut Salad is a favorite throughout the Fall and holiday season. The creamy dressing and festive colors will have the whole crowd wanting more!
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make waldorf salad, salad recipe with apples, simple apple salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom


Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon divided

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 large or 3 small apples
  • 1 cup red grapes halved
  • 1 cup green grapes halved
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts plus for more garnish if desired


Dressing Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sugar and half of the lemon juice

Salad Instructions

  • Chop the apples into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl. Toss with half of the lemon juice.
  • Add grapes, celery and chopped walnuts. Stir to combine.
  • Add the dressing and gently stir.
  • Chill for 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


  • Use crisp apples like Gala, Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Granny Smith.
  • Tastes best after it chills for an hour.
  • Best eaten they "day of" but can be refrigerated up to 1 day. 


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg