Waldorf salad with walnut oil vinaigrette

    15 min

    This is a much lighter version of a Waldorf Salad with no mayo. The flavours of the apples, walnuts and raisins are so clean and fresh.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 red apples, cored and diced
    • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
    • 4 celery stalks, diced
    • 80g raisins
    • 120g toasted walnuts (see note)
    • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Toss diced apples, celery, raisins and walnuts together in a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the walnut oil, cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss the apples with the dressing to serve.

    To toast the walnuts:

    Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and spread the walnuts out on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until fragrant.

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    This was surprisingly good despite my initial skepticism. A good quality walnut oil is a must. Don't substitute!  -  21 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh, man! This is delicious. I tried it tonight to prepare for tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal and I ate the whole test batch. I used Gala apples in place of the Red Delicious and dried cranberries in place of the raisins. It is a perfect salad for a holiday meal. I can't wait to serve it to my guests tomorrow. The walnut oil really makes it special.  -  22 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A nice crunchy side dish and great alternative to a mayo-based salad. I served this for a casual mid-September cook-out of hamburgers and hotdogs. Those that tried it really liked it. I used a medley of granny smith, braeburn, red delicious, and gala. I also used half dark raisins and half golden raisins. The best part for me is the toasted walnuts and walnut vinaigrette. AND, the salad stays good and crunchy as leftovers.  -  17 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)