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Mom’s Gingered Apple Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Here’s a refreshing twist on the classic Waldorf salad. Seasoned with ginger, dried cranberries and water chestnuts, this combo is quick and delicious. —Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Mom's Gingered Apple Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, sugar, ginger and salt; pour over apple mixture and toss to coat. Chill until serving.
  2. Just before serving, sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 213 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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