Healthy Waldorf Salad

Our Healthy Waldorf Salad is packed with flavours that may surprise you.

Fresh kale and waldorf salad on table with cutlery

Today’s Healthy Waldorf Salad is not your average fare. It’s a much healthier version than the traditional mayonnaise-based salad and it’s packed with flavour that will surprise and delight.

You seem to hear a lot about kale these days, and how including it into your diet can be a great way to boost your daily vitamin intake. Kale is best digested if it is massaged – a bit weird, I know. Simply chop it up and add a bit of olive oil, get your hands dirty, and give it a good rub for a minute or two. The rest is pretty straight forward, and will hopefully be something you’ll add to your summer salad repertoire.

Serves: 4–6
Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 cups kale, packed and finely chopped
  • 1 large red apple, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • splash of olive oil

Place kale in a large bowl, massage with olive oil. Add in half of the apple, celery and walnuts and 1/4 cup raisins. Place remaining apple, walnuts and raisins in a blender, with mustard, water, vinegar and salt. Purée until mixture is well combined. Feel free to add a bit water if the mixture is too thick. Pour dressing over kale salad and toss well to combine.



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    Polly Esther
    8th Oct 2016
    I was going to do a waldorf salad for lunch but I didn't have any waldorfs.
    9th Oct 2016
    just like you Polly, the mere mention of Waldorf salad brings back memories of the American tourist in Fawlty Towers, arguably the best episode of all, except for Mrs Richards perhaps.

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