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California Waldorf Salad

We love this flavorful update of the American classic with a perfect balance of crisp apples, juicy grapes, sweet raisins and crunchy walnuts. The original Waldorf Salad was created more than a century ago, at the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, and its ingredients were just apples, celery and mayonnaise. Our version has a lively West Coast flair that includes baby spinach leaves and lighter dressing.


  • 1/3 cup non-fat plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. honey or sugar
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Earthbound Farm organic celery
  • 1/2 cup Earthbound Farm organic raisins
  • 3/4 cup halved Earthbound Farm organic seedless grapes
  • 1 unpeeled Earthbound Farm organic apple, cut into 1/3-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts
  • 5 oz. Earthbound Farm organic baby spinach or mixed greens (about 6 cups)


  1. Place the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, zest, curry, and honey in a small bowl, and whisk to combine.
  2. Place the celery, raisins, grapes, apple, and nuts in a large bowl. Add about half of the yogurt dressing, and stir to combine.
  3. Just before serving, add the spinach, and toss to combine. Add additional dressing if needed.

Servings: 4

Recipe courtesy of Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook, ©2006 Myra Goodman.

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