A Favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipe - Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Apr 2, 2020


Looking for a delicious Thanksgiving and Christmas recipe? Utah SEO Expert is excited to share our favorite holiday dish with you - the Cranberry Waldorf Salad. This festive salad is a perfect addition to your holiday table, combining the flavors of cranberries, apples, grapes, and walnuts for a refreshing and tangy side dish. Whether you're hosting a family gathering or attending a potluck, this recipe is sure to impress!


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 medium apples, diced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Start by rinsing the fresh cranberries under cold water. Remove any stems and discard any berries that are bruised or discolored.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, pulse the cranberries until they are finely chopped.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped cranberries, diced apples, halved grapes, chopped celery, and walnuts.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and salt.
  5. Pour the dressing over the fruit and nut mixture, stirring until well coated.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to blend together.
  7. Once chilled, give the salad a final stir and transfer to a serving bowl.
  8. Your Cranberry Waldorf Salad is now ready to be enjoyed!

Tips and Variations

Here are a few tips and variations to make your Cranberry Waldorf Salad even more delightful:

  • If you prefer a sweeter salad, you can add a bit more sugar to the dressing. Adjust the sweetness to your taste.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of apples. Granny Smith, Gala, or Honeycrisp apples all work well in this recipe.
  • If you're looking for a healthier alternative, you can substitute Greek yogurt for some or all of the mayonnaise.
  • Add a handful of dried cranberries or raisins for an extra burst of sweetness and texture.
  • For a touch of freshness, sprinkle some chopped mint leaves over the salad before serving.

In Conclusion

The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a true crowd-pleaser that captures the essence of the holiday season. Its vibrant colors and refreshing flavors make it a standout dish on any Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Utah SEO Expert is delighted to share this recipe with you, and we hope it becomes a beloved part of your holiday traditions. Gather your family and friends, and enjoy this delicious salad that perfectly complements your festive meals. Happy holidays from Utah SEO Expert!

Anne Ratliff
That Cranberry Waldorf Salad looks so yummy! 😍 I can already imagine the burst of flavors from the cranberries, apples, grapes, and walnuts. It's the perfect festive side dish to complement any holiday feast. Can't wait to impress my guests with this recipe! 🥗🍇🍎🥳
Nov 11, 2023
Colleen Murphy
I admire the beautiful simplicity of this delightful holiday recipe.
Nov 5, 2023
Ewan Hukku
This Cranberry Waldorf Salad looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it out during the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
Oct 6, 2023
Leidiane Moraes
The crunch of the walnuts adds a delightful texture to this refreshing salad.
Sep 26, 2023
Glenn Yabuka
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a harmonious blend of seasonal flavors.
Sep 20, 2023
Xingkai Ong
I appreciate the balance of flavors in this recipe - it's just perfect.
Sep 17, 2023
Steve Spalitta
This recipe is going to be a hit at my holiday dinner party!
Sep 11, 2023
Hannah Bilau
I love the festive touch that the cranberries bring to this salad.
Sep 8, 2023
Janelle Miranda
The use of seasonal ingredients makes this salad feel truly special.
Aug 26, 2023
I'm excited to introduce this Cranberry Waldorf Salad to my family's holiday menu.
Aug 17, 2023
Chelsea Hallmark
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a delightful way to usher in the holiday season.
Aug 5, 2023
Elliot Rose
The vibrant colors of this salad are as delightful as its taste.
Jul 12, 2023
John Phillips
This salad is the perfect embodiment of festive cheer on the holiday table.
Jun 25, 2023
Rusty Wolfe
I appreciate the versatility of this recipe, perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Jun 22, 2023
Dan Hunziker
I absolutely adore the burst of flavors in each mouthful of this salad.
May 28, 2023
Benjamin Gottfried
This recipe is proof that holiday dishes can be both healthy and delicious.
May 19, 2023
I love how this salad incorporates all the best flavors of the holiday season.
Apr 24, 2023
Margaret Blair
It's wonderful to find a holiday recipe that's both delicious and nutritious.
Apr 22, 2023
Rick Hauser
The blend of textures in this salad is so pleasing to the palate.
Apr 7, 2023
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The perfect combination of ingredients makes this salad a holiday favorite.
Apr 7, 2023
Francois Bouman
This Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a great way to incorporate seasonal fruits into the menu.
Mar 29, 2023
Rob Ross
I love that this recipe is both healthy and delicious.
Feb 18, 2023
Paul Bonnevie
I love the refreshing twist that this Cranberry Waldorf Salad brings to the holiday feast.
Jan 28, 2023
Niharika Nidhi
The addition of cranberries adds a delightful tangy flavor to this salad.
Jan 28, 2023
Jonathan Angliss
I love how the sweetness of the fruits pairs perfectly with the crunch of the walnuts.
Jan 13, 2023
Harvey Greenberg
I can't wait to indulge in this delicious salad during the festivities.
Dec 23, 2022
Tammy Fairburn
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a wonderful example of simplicity at its finest.
Nov 8, 2022
John Tissue-Analytics
This salad is a testament to the fact that delicious dishes can be healthy too.
Oct 24, 2022
Matilda Fernandes
This salad embodies the spirit of the holiday season with every bite.
Oct 12, 2022
Krishna Karanam
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, it's a holiday must-have!
Aug 30, 2022
Bree Raum
The vibrant flavors of this salad are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering.
Aug 29, 2022
Kai Backman
The colors and flavors of this salad make it a standout dish for the holidays.
Aug 23, 2022
Mark Hanson
I can't wait to savor this delightful salad amidst the holiday cheer.
Aug 17, 2022
Damian Duliban
The festive colors of the Cranberry Waldorf Salad make it a standout dish on the table.
Aug 12, 2022
Stripe Team
I can already picture this vibrant salad adding a pop of color to the holiday table.
Jul 12, 2022
The combination of sweet and tart flavors in this salad is truly irresistible.
Jul 2, 2022
Marit Allen
This recipe looks delicious and perfect for the holidays!
Jun 21, 2022
Chris Bausman
This salad is a refreshing twist on traditional holiday dishes.
May 16, 2022
Diane Gozza
The simplicity of this recipe is what makes it so charming.
Apr 15, 2022
Troy Carter
I'm excited to brighten up my holiday table with this vibrant salad.
Apr 9, 2022
Gabor Takacs
The inclusion of grapes in the Waldorf salad is such a delightful twist.
Apr 7, 2022
Frank Grindrod
I appreciate the unique twist that this Cranberry Waldorf Salad brings to the table.
Mar 30, 2022
Jeremy Seaver
The vibrant colors of the ingredients make this salad visually appealing as well.
Mar 19, 2022
Jessica Masterman
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad perfectly captures the essence of the holiday season.
Mar 17, 2022
Stephanie Beyer
I'm excited to make this recipe a part of my holiday tradition.
Mar 8, 2022
Greg Mack
I can't wait to elevate my holiday spread with this delightful salad.
Feb 15, 2022
Elaina Nicholas
Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe - it's a real winner!
Dec 14, 2021
Giles Burke
I'm looking forward to impressing my guests with this wonderful holiday recipe.
Dec 10, 2021
Adding grapes to the Waldorf salad is so innovative!
Nov 12, 2021
Lankun Liu
I love the festive touch that the cranberries bring to this traditional Waldorf salad.
Aug 20, 2021
Riki Offord
I appreciate the simplicity and elegance of this recipe.
Aug 12, 2021
Joshua Schwass
The use of fresh, seasonal ingredients makes this salad a standout dish.
Aug 11, 2021
Sunita Wadhwani
I appreciate the fresh and light feel of this salad amidst the holiday indulgence.
Aug 8, 2021
Cory Haberman
The unique combination of ingredients in this salad sets it apart from the rest.
Aug 6, 2021
Michael Osborne
This salad is a great way to balance out the richness of holiday main dishes.
Jul 28, 2021
Jonathan Putter
This salad offers a refreshing change from the usual heavy holiday dishes.
Jun 24, 2021
Usi Lucas
The blend of flavors in this salad is truly a feast for the senses.
Jun 22, 2021
Kathryn Hall
The blend of textures in this salad adds an exciting dimension to the holiday meal.
Jun 10, 2021
Nathan Wilson
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a refreshing addition to the holiday menu.
May 13, 2021
Robert Mays
I've been looking for a new salad recipe and this one fits the bill perfectly.
May 12, 2021
Jeff Parish
The perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors in this salad is what makes it stand out.
Apr 25, 2021
Dianne Fitz
I'm excited to embrace the holiday spirit with this delightful Waldorf salad.
Apr 16, 2021
James Brooks
This recipe is a testament to the fact that simple dishes can be the most impressive.
Jan 23, 2021
Deanna Hernandez
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a visual and culinary delight.
Jan 10, 2021
Emmett Sapp
I can't wait to share this delightful Waldorf salad with my loved ones.
Jan 7, 2021
Vicki Briggs
I'm thrilled to add this Cranberry Waldorf Salad to my holiday repertoire.
Dec 29, 2020
Cedric Dorocant
I can't wait to try this Cranberry Waldorf Salad at my holiday gathering.
Dec 9, 2020
I appreciate the natural sweetness of the fruit in this tasty salad.
Nov 9, 2020
Carlos Deno
I can't wait to add this salad to my holiday tradition.
Nov 1, 2020
Joseph Alchkifati
This recipe makes it easy to add a touch of elegance to the holiday meal.
Oct 21, 2020
Peggy Purvis
The crunch of the walnuts adds a satisfying texture to this salad.
Oct 19, 2020
Bonnie Knittel
This recipe will definitely be a welcome addition to my holiday menu.
Aug 29, 2020
Jeanne Yacoubou
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a delightful departure from the usual holiday fare.
Aug 28, 2020
Balasubramaniam P
The combination of cranberries, apples, and walnuts sounds amazing!
Aug 18, 2020
Daniel West
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad would make a lovely addition to any festive celebration.
Aug 8, 2020
Justin DiPietro
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a wonderful balance of flavors and textures.
Aug 1, 2020
Mark Floisand
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a wonderful celebration of the season's flavors.
Jul 31, 2020
Jennifer Pennington
I appreciate the delightful burst of flavor with every bite of this salad.
Jul 14, 2020
Jennifer Kendrick
I can already imagine the aroma of this salad filling the room on Thanksgiving.
Jun 30, 2020
Elliot Stroud
I love how this recipe captures the essence of the holiday season in each bite.
May 21, 2020
Jerad Clough
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a showstopper for any holiday spread.
May 20, 2020
Jack Robison
The simplicity of the ingredients means I can whip this up in no time.
Apr 29, 2020
Satya Gundavarapu
The balance of flavors and textures in this salad is truly exceptional.
Apr 28, 2020
Tom Mulcair
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors.
Apr 18, 2020
Wayne Hersant
The Cranberry Waldorf Salad is a beautiful addition to any holiday spread.
Apr 8, 2020