‘Waldorf’ Pear Salad

Written by Guest post on Wednesday, 04 March 2020.
Tagged: dinner, healthy cooking, healthy eating, lunch, nutrition, salad

  • Ready In: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Serves: 2
‘Waldorf’ Pear Salad

This is the perfect salad to make in autumn when pears are in season. It’s tasty, healthy, easy to make and a great salad to make for two people. This refreshing salad offers a serve of fruit, vegetables, and omega-3 fats, all without compromising on taste. I personally also love the different textures and crunch – you really need to take the time to chew and enjoy this salad which helps slow down meal times and aids healthy digestion. It’s one for mindful eating.


  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced (approx. 1 cup loosely packed)
  • 1/3 cup (60 g) grapes, halved
  • 1 baby cos heart, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) chopped walnuts

Nutrition per serve

582 kJ (139 Calories), 3 g protein, 23 g fat (including 1 g saturated fat), 7 g carbohydrate (including 7 g sugars), 4 g fibre and 57 mg sodium.

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  1. Prepare the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl or jar. Season with a few grinds of pepper. If you like a thinner dressing, thin it out with a dash of water.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss the dressing through to coat all of the cos leaves.
  3. Divide the salad between two plates and enjoy!


  • Cut the pear last to prevent it from going brown. Alternatively, if you have to make it ahead, squeeze half a lemon over the sliced pear.
  • Have left-over celery? Cut into 10cm (4”) lengths and dip into hummus or peanut butter for a snack. Or dice finely and sauté with carrot and onion to make a “mirepoix”, a flavour base for many recipes such a soups and stocks.


Recipe and photo by dietitian Sophie Feng.