I love a classic Waldorf salad and it turns out it’s also a delicious way to use up leftover turkey. Today’s recipe is a simple Turkey Waldorf Salad.
Turkey Waldorf Salad Recipe
Waldorf salad is one of my favorite types of salad. It’s that perfect half-way point between comfort food and super healthy salad with creamy-crunchy chicken salad served overtop of lettuce, with plenty of celery, grapes and nuts in the mix.
The Waldorf Salad was invented at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in NYC by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel back in 1896. Over the years it has seen some changes, notably the addition of walnuts and in some recipes (including my own) the addition of chopped apples.
Traditionally, Waldorf salad is made with mayonnaise – but after all of that holiday indulgence, a simple swap of greek yogurt makes this salad a lot healthier. However, I still want the taste of mayonnaise in this recipe so I prefer to swap out about half of the mayonnaise for greek yogurt. You could even do 3 Tablespoons greek yogurt and 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise.
Turkey Waldorf Salad Ingredients
- Turkey, chopped
- Greek Yogurt
- Apples, cored and chopped
- Seedless Grapes, sliced in half
- Celery, thinly sliced
- Walnuts, chopped
- Lettuce, optional for serving
- Lemon Juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can adjust the greek yogurt-mayonnaise ration to your personal preference, or even replace one completely with the other.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Salad bowl
- Salad spinner
How to Make Turkey Waldorf Salad
Combine the turkey, greek yogurt, mayonnaise, apples, grapes, celery and walnuts.
Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Best if allowed to “marinade” overnight in the fridge.
Serve on a bed of lettuce, or mixed with your favorite salad mix.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 15g
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Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
A creamy and indulgent Waldorf salad gets a healthy make-over with our Turkey Waldorf Salad recipe.