Waldorf Brown Rice Salad

Try this upgraded version of the classic Waldorf Salad by adding in brown rice alongside crisp apples, raisins and walnuts topped in a creamy dressing.

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 2 medium Golden Delicious or Cortland apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup fat free mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Spring salad greens (optional)


  • This colorful Waldorf Salad is made with a mixture of whole grain Success® Brown Rice, crisp apples, celery, nuts and sweet raisins blended in with a creamy dressing and served over crispy salad greens.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool.

    Step 2

  • Wash, core, and dice apples. Place apples in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice. Add cooked brown rice, celery, nuts, and raisins; toss to combine. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and yogurt. Fold into rice mixture.

    Step 3

  • Serve over salad greens, if desired.

Sophistication in Minutes

This famous fruit and nut salad, named after a signature dish created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, is a delicious and fresh combination of colors and textures. Our variety gives the classic version an upgrade by adding in whole grain Brown Rice to add a look of sophistication in minutes to your table.

Serve this as a cool side salad alongside a warm Chicken Casserole Bake, make for a snack, appetizer or a main dish by tossing in shredded rotisserie chicken. The hearty rice grains and protein-packed chicken alongside fruit and veggies make this a well-balanced dish perfect for any occasion.

How to Assemble

It will take about as much time to read the ingredients list as it will to put this salad together. We do recommend that you prepare your brown rice ahead of time and let it cool before adding it in to make sure it’s nice and refreshing.

Once your ingredients are ready, toss your chopped apples in a large bowl and pour the lemon juice over it so that they don’t brown as quickly. This is important to make sure your salad looks and tastes great. Next, add in the good stuff: cooled Brown Rice, celery, nuts and raisins. Coat that mixture in the yogurt and mayo blend.

Feel free to swap out actual sliced grapes for the raisins and use what nuts you have on hand like almonds or pecans.

To plate, place a bed of lettuce greens on a plate and spoon your salad into the middle for a show-stopping presentation.