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A bowl filled with lettuce greens, topped with whalmuts and applie pieces

Classic Waldorf Salad

Chef Kris Gaudet

Photo credit: Kris Gaudet

Waldorf salad is named for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, where it was first created for a charity ball given in honor of the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896. The Waldorf-Astoria’s maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tschirky, developed or inspired many of the hotel’s signature dishes and is widely credited with creating the salad recipe.

Classic Waldorf Salad


1                                  Apple, Granny Smith, peeled & chopped

½ Tbsp                        Lime juice

1 Cup                          Grapes, red, seedless, cut in half

1 Stalk                         Celery, chopped

2 Tbsp                         Mayonnaise, regular

2 Tbsp                         Yogurt, plain, zero sugar

3 Tbsp                         Apple Juice, no sugar added

2Tbsp                          Walnuts, whole

1 Cup                          Mixed Salad Greens


  1. Mix mayonnaise, yogurt, and apple and lime juices together.
  2. Toss all ingredients, except for walnuts and greens, in liquid.
  3. Place on top of mixed salads greens.
  4. Garnish with walnuts.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 281.2 KCal
  • Protein: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.8 g
  • Fibre: 6.5 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 134 mg
  • Phosphorus: 77.62 mg
  • Potassium: 384.82 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 2

Serving size: 357g

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

0.7 protein choices
2.4 carb choices
2.5 vegetable choices

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup