Waldorf salad recipe: 10-minute meal

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It was created in the New York hotel of the same name in the 1890s, and over a century later this classic salad can still make for a quick, easy, fitness-boosting lunch. This MF version adds protein-rich chicken to encourage muscle growth, while the dressing – which contains insulin-controlling lemon juice and metabolism-boosting mustard – will aid fat loss.



½ a red apple, sliced / ½ a stalk of celery, peeled and chopped / 100g cooked chicken, chopped / 15g walnuts / ½ a head of baby gem lettuce, chopped / 1tsp chopped parsley


2tbsp natural yogurt / 1tsp Dijon mustard / 1tbsp lemon juice

To make

Mix the salad ingredients in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.

Garnish the salad with the dressing, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve

The nutritonal value

Walnuts are a source of joint-soothing omega 3 fats

Natural Yoghurt is rich in energy-boosting vitamin B12

Apples contain around 4g of filling fibre each

Former web editor

Between 2014 and 2015, Andre Jackson was the web editor of Men’s Fitness UK, which predated and then shared a website with Coach. A love for climbing ropes and boarding slopes, he doesn’t have the most traditional of workout plans but he’s obsessed with finding out how much protein he can get from everything. His favorite gym move is double wave battle ropes, his favorite sports are football and snowboarding, and his personal best is conquering a V6 bouldering climbing wall.