Waldorf Salad

A little apple in this salad gives a burst of sweet and is a treat while keeping carbs fairly low.  There is plenty of fat from the pecans and the mayo for energy while providing vitamin A and K1 from the greens and copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc from the nuts. 


One serve provides 530 calories, 6 g protein, 52 g fat and 8 g of net carbs


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 100 g mixed salad leaves
  • 50 g pecans or walnuts  
  • 1/4 granny smith apple (40 g), grated
  • 1 medium stick of celery, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • A big pinch of micro cress
  • Drizzle of avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place leaves and celery in a large bowl, drizzle over the oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss until coated.
  • Put the salad in serving bowl and top with grated apple, nuts and micro cress.
  • Dollop with mayonnaise and eat immediately.

Note: What to do with the rest of the apple if making for one person?  Just enjoy 1/4 at a time, over the next few day: grate onto your nut granola for breakfast one day, eat some with your chia pudding another day.

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