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Mom's Waldorf Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings
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3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk

1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise 

3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 

1 tablespoon sugar 

1 lemon, juiced 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped 

8 ribs celery, sliced about 1/4 inch thick on the bias 

2 Gala apples, skin on, cored and diced 


  1. Whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Combine the walnuts, celery and apples in a separate large bowl. Pour three-quarters of the dressing over the celery-apple mixture and toss to coat. Let stand for 5 minutes at room temperature, then toss again. Adjust the seasoning as desired. Add the remaining dressing and toss again. Serve at room temperature.

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