Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad

Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad

A classic Waldorf Salad is made with apples, celery, walnuts, and mayonnaise and is served on a bed of lettuce. It is somehow simple and elegant at the same time. This Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad is a great alternative.

This recipe originated somewhere around 1893. The original recipe apparently did not call for walnuts – just apples, celery, and mayonnaise. So even from the beginning, the classic Waldorf has been open to individual interpretation.

My version is nut free but has a nut-like element with the addition of a little Sunbutter mixed with the mayo. I love Sunbutter with apples and celery and grape jelly, so I figured, “why not?”

I like to add chicken to any variation I make of a Waldorf because it’s a great way to get in some extra protein.

I like this salad; it makes for a lovely lunch or light dinner on a hot night. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe

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Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad
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Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ½ cup crunchy Sunbutter
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 2 green apples skin on, cored and diced
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes cut in half
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Butter lettuce cups


  • In a small bowl, mix together the Sunbutter, mayonnaise, honey, and lemon juice.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chicken, apples, grapes, and celery. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve in lettuce cups.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Better Than Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 174mg7%
Potassium 754mg22%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 5590IU112%
Vitamin C 13.6mg16%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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