Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad

Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad: This spin on the classic Waldorf Salad uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, lemon juice, and a couple other additional ingredients to give it a fresh new flavor. 

Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad | A Latte Food Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad | A Latte Food I’ve turned a real corner in my tastebuds.

There was a time when I would have told Greek yogurt to go take a long hike down a cliff. When it first started to grow in popularity, I just couldn’t stand it. It was thick and had a weird texture in comparison to regular yogurt. Plus, it was such a buzz word. People were Greek yogurt-ing everything (not a word, but go with me here), and I was perfectly content with my regular style of yogurt.

But, I soon started noticing recipes that used Greek yogurt as a healthy swap, and I was intrigued. So, to make a really long, uninteresting story short, as you can see from this muffin recipe and this one too, I’ve gotten over my Greek yogurt phobia. I even eat the stuff on its own now–not every brand, because I am ridiculously picky about the flavor and texture (I’m even rolling my eyes at myself here)–and I like it. A lot. Yoplait’s Mocha flavor? Killer.

Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad | A Latte Food Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad | A Latte Food So today, I’m taking a page out of my mom’s handbook today and sharing with you this incredible Waldorf Salad that uses Greek yogurt instead of the traditional mayonnaise. I’m not opposed to mayonnaise as a whole, but I do have a weird thing about it being mixed with fruit, which is part of the reason I’ve never been a Waldorf fan.

But my mom introduced me to the wonders of a Waldorf dressed with Greek yogurt and topped off with a pinch of nutmeg, and let me tell you, it rocked my Waldorf world.

If the whole mayonnaise-apple combo freaks you out too, you HAVE to try this version (only if you want to, of course 🙂 ). It just might make you change your opinion on the Waldorf.

Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad | A Latte Food

Yields About 4 servings

Greek Yogurt Waldorf Salad

15 minPrep Time

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  • 3 cups apples, chopped, about 3-4 medium apples (I used Honey Crisp apples)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (walnuts or almonds can be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (or raisins)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I prefer my salad dressed lightly, but you can add more if you prefer it with more)
  • zest of a medium lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. In a large bowl toss apples, celery, pecans, and cherries together. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt with lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Pour dressing over the fruit mixture, and stir until coated.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. Danielle says:

    I used to not be a fan of greek yogurt, but it’s the only kind I eat now! I love that you used it in this salad, such a great idea. Beautiful pictures too Michelle!

  2. Katelyn @munchie pie says:

    This looks so good! This would be perfect to use up fruit if you have some on the edge of going bad. I was the same as you when everyone started with the Greek yogurt but I am gradually starting to like it 🙂

  3. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says:

    I was the same way! At first I just could not get in to greek yogurt. So tart and thick! But I realized it’s not meant to be eaten plain like regular yogurt. It needs to be in addition to something. Love that you used it in place of mayo! I love a waldorf salad, especially wrapped in butter lettuce and eaten like a lettuce wrap. Yum!

  4. Betsy says:

    This looks great. Will it keep? In going on multiday river trip and would like to do this for our dinner night. Do you think I could make ahead? Or put it all together and then just mix dressing and apples the Day we need it? Thx!

    • Michelle says:

      Hi, Betsy! I’d suggest putting it all together and mixing in the dressing the day you need it just to make sure nothing gets soggy! 🙂 Hope you have a great trip!

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