Apple, Celery and Raisin Salad

This salad is wonderfully refreshing and we love the crunch that comes with it!
Apple, Celery and Raisin Salad

2 cups apples, chopped
1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Combine all ingredients together, adding more mayonnaise if needed. Serve chilled.
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  1. Angela B on 08/17/2012 at 8:31 pm

    Didn’t have apples so I subbed pears…it was really good!

    • Rachel on 08/17/2012 at 8:35 pm

      Awesome! I bet it was!

  2. spynedr on 08/25/2012 at 4:50 pm

    My mother calls this waldorf salad. A fall favorite for my family. We use walnuts instead of sunflower and moms ‘touch’ is to mix a tablespoon or so of a sweet red salad dressing in with the mayo. Mm Mm… Making me hungry.

  3. Rozy Lass on 08/25/2012 at 5:10 pm

    My mom made this “Waldorf” salad (with walnuts) and so do I, it’s one of our staples. In the fall when I have pomegranates I add some of the ruby red berries to the salad. I never thought about using pears but will certainly give it a try, sounds really yummy.

  4. Rachel on 08/29/2012 at 5:02 pm

    So I never liked waldorf salad because I’m not a walnut fan. I was messing around with fruit/celery salads when I came up with this one. LOL Yup- your right, it is waldorf! What a dork I am. Ha! So I guess I like waldorf salad now. 🙂

  5. gabbyabby on 09/10/2023 at 6:52 am

    Shades of my childhood rise again to greet me! I had an apple for breakfast this morning and that drew me back to this salad, which my mom made weekly for our family. Not as ‘fancy’ as a Waldorf, but just as good and healthy if using minimal mayo just to lightly dress it. Chopped pecans here in the South, of course!

    • Rachel Jones on 09/11/2023 at 12:24 pm

      I love childhood memories like that! ❤️

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