Waldorf Salad Reimagined

Waldorf Salad Reimagined

Serves 4


For the salad:

  • 3 medium Gravenstein or other apples, chopped 
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped 
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar, grated
  • 1 large head romaine, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Combine the dressing ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. Place the walnuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Once the walnuts have cooled, combine the salad ingredients and toss with half of the dressing. Taste and add more dressing if needed. 

Tip: If you are using fresh tarragon, increase the amount used to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Dried herbs typically have a more concentrated flavor!

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