Featured Recipe: (No-Cooking!) Creamy Waldorf Slaw in Seconds

The following recipe is just for readers of this newsletter, “In Step With Jonny”—it’s an advance preview of our forthcoming book, “The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Meals on Earth” by myself and my co-author, chef extraordinaire Jeannette Bessinger. Enjoy!

Creamy Waldorf Slaw In Seconds (A No-Cook Recipe!)

With all the raging controversies in the nutrition world it’s always nice to find one thing that absolutely everyone—from Ornish to Atkins—agrees on, and that’s this: the value of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. A study that followed more than 80,000 people for 30 years found that those who consistently ate nuts (5 ounces a week) had a 35% lower risk of cardiovascular disease; other studies have found similar benefits. And it’s accepted by just about everyone that diets high in fruits and vegetables are associated with lower rates of heart disease and stroke. So now that you’re sold—as if you weren’t already00 here’s a great way to get the trifecta of nutrition (fruits, veggies, and nuts) in one single, easy-to-make dish. It’s a speedy, healthy twist on the popular classic Waldorf salad, dressed lightly with another superstar health food: yogurt. No need to ever feel guilty indulging in this one!


½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon raw honey, or to taste

1 bag (12 ounces) slaw veggies (shredded cabbage and carrots)

2 large green apples, cored and chopped, unpeeled

½ cup raisins

½ cup chopped toasted walnuts


In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayo and honey. In a salad bowl, toss together the slaw veggies, apples, raisins and walnuts. Dress to taste and toss lightly to combine

Yield: 4 servings

Per Serving: 238 Calories; 9g Fat; 7g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 77mg Sodium




  1. Karen

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks great and I am looking forward to trying it. I think I will use broccoli slaw mix instead because I love it so much and so does my hubby. Fresh grapes could be substituted for the raisins. How about dried cranberries for the holidays?

  2. Lisa

    This sounds delicious thanks for sharing the receipt.

  3. London Waldorf hotel

    Is it actually the Waldorf salad? I love it but I have never tried to do it on my own.


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