Classic Waldorf Salad

This traditional salad combines crisp apples, juicy grapes, crunchy celery and candied pecans. The result is a quick and easy salad that feels fancy and is great for serving a crowd.
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 red apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Large lettuce leaves, for serving


1. To make the candied pecans, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Once melted, add the pecans. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until coated. Transfer the pecans to a parchment paper–lined baking sheet to cool. Use a fork to separate the pecans.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the apples, celery, grapes, and candied pecans.
3. Fold in the mayonnaise and sour cream. Chill for 1 hour.
4. Line a platter or bowl with the lettuce leaves and top with the salad mixture.

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