Peach Waldorf Salad Recipe is a spin on the traditional Waldorf salad, with fresh summer peaches and a sweet Greek yogurt sauce!

serving a peach salad

This summer spin on the classic Waldorf salad has fresh summer peaches in place of apples. But wait, you can also add in apples. Or chicken for extra protein. Mix up the herbs – make it your own for summer entertaining. This post is updated from August 2016 with new photos and text!

Peach Waldorf Salad Recipe

We adore this salad because it’s light, refreshing, and if you add a protein to it, it becomes a great lunch or main-course salad on a hot summer day.

peach waldorf salad

Why we love this Peach Waldorf Salad Recipe

When peaches are in season, we buy them in bulk! We used to living in southern Oregon where we’d stock up on fresh peaches from Harry and David. Now we visit the Farmer’s Market where we live in central Oregon.

Ready in a flash, this fresh Peach Waldorf salad is ready for your next barbecue spread, picnic or potluck!

Our family loves peaches like crazy. You may have already tried our Peaches and Cream Bread Pudding or Best Peach Cobbler

You can also serve peachs on an Epic Summer Waffle Brunch Board – gorgeous!

peach waldorf salad ingredients

Easy Peach Waldorf Ingredients

Let’s get started with these simple ingredients:

  • Peaches (our favorite peaches for this salad are white peaches, as they are more consistent in texture)
  • Grapes
  • Red apple
  • Celery
  • Walnuts
  • Mayo + Greek Yogurt
  • Lemon
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt + fresh cracked black pepper

how to make a peach salad

How do you make Peach Waldorf Salad?

  1. Combine peaches, grapes, celery, walnuts and apple in a large bowl. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayo, yogurt, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over the peach mixture and gently toss to combine.
  4. Chill and serve!

If you’re going to add chicken: Cook the chicken ahead and chill before slicing to the top of the salad. Or, you can add in chicken chunks (or even canned chicken). We love to use chicken breasts or chicken thighs.

a bite of peach waldorf salad

Tips and Substitutions:

  • Trim the ends from the celery and cut it on the diagonal into ½-inch-thick slices.
  • Cut the peach in half and remove the pit; and then slice the fruit into ½-inch pieces.
  • Remove any stems from the grapes; cut the grapes in half if they are extra large. If small, you can leave them whole.
  • Toast the walnuts first for the best flavor, and then chop.
  • Optional to add toasted pecans in place of walnuts.
  • Try adding in golden raisins! Yum!

stirring waldorf salad

How do you serve a waldorf salad?

There are several ways to serve this salad.

  • Serve in a large bowl.
  • Add on top of a bed of mixed greens (on a large flat salad plate).
  • Serve in small individual salad bowls if you’re hosting a brunch or sit-down dinner.

In our new cookbook, Big Boards and More, we have a beautiful deconstructed Waldorf Salad recipe perfect for summer or fall entertaining. 

peaches in waldorf salad

A salad for hospitality

Do you worry about hospitality in your home? I recently talked with a friend about this touchy subject. We talked about how scary it is to open your home for the first time, to people you do not know. What will they think? Will they like us? Is my house “cool” enough? What do I serve?

For the person that is scared to death, there are ways to be hospitable, outside of entertaining in your home. I really do believe that hospitality can happen anywhere. It’s really about you, the state of your heart, and whether you care about others, or want to love on them.

One way for me to get to know another person is to invite them over for lunch. Just me and them. How easy is that?

Or, meet them at a park, and bring a picnic!

Or, just go for coffee. That is probably the easiest.

Sometimes we need to extend ourselves beyond easy, though, and stretch ourselves.

Let’s start with this summer peach waldorf salad – so good!

peaches and apple salad

More summer fruit salads to try:

Peach Caprese Bites Appetizer

Baked Peach Almond Brie Appetizer

Peach Blueberry Cobbler (this goes crazy on Facebook when I post it)

Chilled Carrot Ginger & Peach soup

Peach Crisp (with oatmeal)

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Peach Waldorf Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 6

Ingredients
 

  • 2 peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 large crisp red apple
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine peaches, grapes, celery, walnuts and apple in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, yogurt, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over the peach mixture and gently toss to combine. Chill and serve!

Notes

Reposted from August 2016.
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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