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Lightened Up Waldorf Salad

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The Waldorf Salad is a true classic that’s been around for over 100 years.

Originally the salad only contained apples, celery and mayonnaise.

Modern versions of a Waldorf Salad sometimes add chicken, dried fruit, seasoned mayonnaise or a yogurt dressing.

The possibilities are endless!

Of course, that means I can make a few simple changes to make it Weight Watchers friendly.

Obviously using regular mayonnaise would add quite a few points, so I used a combination of light mayonnaise and fat-free sour cream.

That small change saved 24 points!

I also reduced the number of walnuts to help save points.

How to make a Waldorf Salad:

To start, I chopped up the fruit. I used two red apples, you can also use granny smith if you prefer.

I used two cups of red grapes that I cut in half. You can use green grapes if you prefer.

Clean off one celery stack and chop that. Add everything to a large bowl.

Add two tablespoons of walnuts to a zip-up bag. Seal the bag and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to break the walnuts into small pieces. Pour the walnuts into the fruit bowl.

In a small bowl mix together the light mayonnaise, fat-free sour cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

You can use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of fat-free sour cream if you prefer.

Pour the dressing over the fruit, celery and walnuts. Mix everything together and chill for 1 hour then serve.

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Lightened Up Waldorf Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Yield: 4 servings

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  • 2 red apples (I used Fuji), chopped
  • 2 cups grapes, cut in half
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add the apples, grapes, celery and walnuts to a large bowl.

  2. In a small bowl add the light mayonnaise, fat-free sour cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix together then pour over the fruit. Stir to combine.

  3. Refrigerate 1 hour then serve.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Creamy Corn Salad

Greek Wedge Salad

Greek Orzo Salad

Tomato Salad

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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