Easy and Healthy Deconstructed Waldorf Salad
Perk up your salad plans this week with this easy deconstructed Waldorf Salad that is healthy and simple to prepare.
We do love a good old-fashioned Waldorf Salad, but this version is still super-delicious but much lower in fat and calories.
Healthy and Delicious Side or Main Dish for an Easy Lunch or Dinner
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large head Bibb lettuce, separated, rinsed, and patted dry
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced*
- 1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
- 2 large stalks celery, chopped small
- ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
*Tip: Granny Smith apples are crisp, but somewhat tart. If desired, substitute any crisp, sweet variety instead. (One red and one green apple would make for a nice presentation).
Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl and whisking until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Assemble the salad by lining four chilled salad plates with the Bibb lettuce leaves. Top with the apples, grapes, walnuts, and goat cheese, if using.
Drizzle with some of the dressing and serve immediately with remaining dressing on the side. Enjoy!
Traditionally, Waldorf salads are tossed in a generous amount of rich mayo-based dressing. This lighter version uses a combination of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt for the dressing, which is then drizzled sparingly on top before serving.
For best results, prepare the dressing in advance to give the flavors time to develop.
What is a Waldorf Salad?
A Waldorf Salad consists of apples, celery, walnuts and fresh sliced grapes. Typically in a mayonnaise dressing and then served on a bed of lettuce. A delicious fruits and nuts salad served on the side of your main course.
Of course it also makes a perfect light lunch or dinner and to make it an even heartier meal, just add chopped or shredded chicken. How to make chicken easy dutch oven chicken breasts or how to cook boneless chicken breasts to use in recipes.
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