Waldorf Salad

I’ve teamed up with Opal® Apples to bring you this delicious Waldorf Salad. I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are mine alone.

Easy Waldorf Salad with Opal® Apples (they don’t brown when cut!), golden raisins, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dreamy dressing!

Life Pro Tip (LPT): Use Opal® Apples whenever you are cutting an apple more than 5 minutes in advance of eating it raw.

Easy Waldorf Salad with Opal Apples (they don't brown when cut!), golden raisins, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dreamy dressing!

And while you’re cutting apples that won’t turn brown, make this delicious, fresh & easy, updated-yet-classic Waldorf Salad. It’s perfect for your lunchbox, your next birthday party, and all the special moments in between.

The thing about these delicious, golden, crunchy, juicy, sweet apples is, they naturally do not turn brown when cut.

And when I say “naturally” I mean non-GMO, not some brilliant science experiment to avoid eventual apple browning.

Easy Waldorf Salad with Opal Apples (they don't brown when cut!), golden raisins, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dreamy dressing!

My kids are obsessed with apples (HOORAY!) but they refuse to eat them if a pre-cut situation has led to browning. That usually means no apple slices at lunch time or on-the-go or any other time when even the slightest HINT of discoloration may occur.

Of course you can always use lemon juice, but now your apples taste like lemon juice. I might as well go suck on a lemon.

Easy Waldorf Salad with Opal Apples (they don't brown when cut!), golden raisins, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dreamy dressing!

The whole no-discoloration situation is especially helpful if you’re making a fruit salad. I decided to make Waldorf Salad because my kids love it. I swapped out regular raisins for golden raisins and plumped them in some boiling water.

I also added the usual suspects: celery and walnuts. The creamy dressing has mayonnaise, some cider vinegar (a nod to the apples), and some honey for sweetness. And even after 2 days in the fridge, the apples still hadn’t browned in the slightest!

Opal® Apples are grown in Washington by Broetje and Congdon Orchards. Find out how to get your hands on some here!

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Easy Waldorf Salad with Opal Apples (they don't brown when cut!), golden raises, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dreamy dressing!
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Waldorf Salad

Easy Waldorf Salad with Opal Apples (they don't brown when cut!), golden raisins, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dreamy dressing!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup golden raisins or regular raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 pounds Opal® Apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine raisins and water. Cover and microwave until the water boils, about 1 minute. 

  2. Remove from microwave and let stand until the raisins are plump and most of the water has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Drain any remaining water.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, and honey. Add apples, celery, walnuts, and drained raisins and toss to coat. 

  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days in advance. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving. The Opal® Apples will not turn brown when cut.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cook's Country Best Potluck Recipes.

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2 comments


  1. I never heard of Opals but I’ll be looking for some today.  BTW you did great at BHG!!


    • We just got them in at the store this summer here in Alaska. They are great!! Sweeter than most. And crunchy even when ripe. I haven’t noticed them browning-I have one on my desk from yesterday and no, it has not browned.

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