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Low Histamine Waldorf Salad served in leaf

Low Histamine Waldorf Salad

Enjoy this classic Waldorf salad recipe turned low histamine, low lectin, medium oxalate, with low salicylate options!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 199.56 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • If using frozen cherries, plan a little ahead. You’ll want to thaw them until just slightly frosty in the fridge.   
    You can pull the slightly frosty cherries out of the fridge and put them on the counter while you prepare the rest of the salad. (15-20 minutes on the counter will be fine for histamine levels.)  
    That should be enough time to get them to the right consistency and keep histamine levels low, too. If you leave them in the fridge overnight, the histamine levels will rise more. 
  • In a medium bowl, make the creamy dressing by combining coconut cream, salt, and, if tolerated, lemon juice.  
  • I use an apple corer to core the apples. I find it wastes less of the apple this way. You can just use a knife if you prefer.  
    Core the apples then dice them. 
  • If using fresh cherries, remove stems. Cut in half and remove seeds.  
    If you are using frozen cherries, cut them in half if they are whole.  
  • Slice celery into small, thin pieces.
  • Do a rough chop of the pecans.
  • Add the diced apples, chopped celery, halved cherries, and pecans to the dressing. 
  • Stir until combined. 
  • Choose how you want to serve. If you’re going traditional, lay down some clean, fresh lettuce leaves on a plate. Then, scoop the salad right on top of the lettuce leaves. 

Notes

You can also add chicken to this recipe for variety. Just add some cooked, chopped chicken breast to the salad ingredients.  Use my lowest histamine chicken recipe from here. 
For low salicylate option:  
  • use grass-fed, organic cream, whipped instead of coconut cream 
  • use only peeled golden or red delicious apples 
  • use peeled soft pears in place of cherries (stick with Bartlett or Bosc for low oxalate)
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Low Histamine Waldorf Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
199.56
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
 
5.1
g
32
%
Potassium
 
248.37
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
17.93
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3.26
g
14
%
Protein
 
2.51
g
5
%
Vitamin A
 
170.53
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
7.39
mg
9
%
Calcium
 
28.76
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grain free, low histamine, low lectin, low salicylate option, medium oxalate