Turkey Waldorf Salad

Turkey Waldorf Salad

The Waldorf salad is a classic, but the original mayonnaise-smothered recipe is in need of a makeover to fit into a healthier modern diet.

We created this refreshingly lean version made with crunchy apples, celery, walnuts, sweet grapes, and turkey breast.

Ours is lightened by blending yogurt with a touch of mayonnaise to make a creamy sauce that stays true to the flavor of the original.

The result is a salad you’ll want to eat again and again!

This is a perfect way to use leftover turkey or chicken. Serve on lettuce, or use the whole lettuce leaves to make lettuce cups.

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Turkey Waldorf Salad

This Turkey Waldorf salad is a classic, but we gave the original mayonnaise-smothered recipe a makeover to fit into a healthier modern diet.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword salad, turkey
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings, about 1¼ cups each
Calories 276 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • ½ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. raw honey*
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • cups roasted turkey breast, shredded (approx. 12 oz.)
  • 2 medium celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 8 Boston (or Bibb) lettuce leaves


  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  2. Combine turkey, celery, apple, walnuts, and grapes in a medium serving bowl; mix well.

  3. Add yogurt mixture; toss gently to blend.

  4. Serve on top of lettuce.

Recipe Notes

*Do not feed honey to children younger than one year.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Waldorf Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 372mg16%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Portion Fix Containers
½ Green
½ Purple
1 Red
½ Blue
1 tsp.

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Photos by Kirsten Morningstar