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Apple Apricot Waldorf Salad


  • 2 large green apples
  • 2 large red apples
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 6 oz dried apricots chopped (or dried cranberries can be substituted for a holiday look)
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¾ cup fat free mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 18 whole butter lettuce leaves
  • If desired: artificial sweetener to taste


  1. Core apples and cut in LARGE chunks.
  2. Pour lemon juice over cut up apples to prevent browning.
  3. Chop or snip apricots into small pieces.
  4. Combine apples, apricots, walnuts, and mayonnaise together.
  5. Taste and add artificial sweetener to your liking (some apple lovers like it tart, and some like it sweet!).
  6. Serve on a bed of butter lettuce leaves


Total fat may be slightly higher than the sum of individual fat totals due to rounding or lack of available information (some food items in the software do not have an indicated breakdown of mono- and polyunsaturated fats).

Menu Suggestions

Complements most formal or informal lunches and dinners as the crisp apples cleanse the palate. Also a good addition to a picnic, but needs to be kept cold.

Presentation Ideas

Individual salads on crisp butter lettuce leaves, or serve from large bowl in a more informal setting.

Courtesy of:
Robin Williams, MA, RD, CDE

Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 139
Total Fat 4.1g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6g
Total Carbohydrate 27.3g
Dietary Fiber 3.9g
Protein 2.2g

Exchanges per Serving

1½ Fruit
¾ Fat
1 1/2 Carbohydrate Choice