Updated Waldorf Salad Cups

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A lighter take on the classic Waldorf Chicken Salad served in lettuce leaves so you can eat them with your hands instead of a fork!

A lighter take on the classic Waldorf Chicken Salad served in lettuce leaves so you can eat them with your hands instead of a fork!

These chicken salad lettuce wraps are delicious and easy to make, the chicken can easily be made ahead to pack for lunch throughout the week.

The recipe is from Andie Mitchell’s cookbook who’s not only my friend, she’s also one of the nicest and most inspiring people I’ve met (you may remember her memoir, It Was Me All Along about her incredible weight loss story, her struggle with overcoming food addiction and learning how to find self-acceptance). Well, now she came out with her first cookbook, Eating In The Middle where she shares her realistic approach to eating “mostly” healthy meals plus “sometimes” foods because life just needs dessert.

Updated Waldorf Salad Cups – a lighter take on the classic Waldorf Salad served in lettuce leaves so you can eat them with your hands instead of a fork!

The serving size is extremely generous, and I had friends over for lunch when I made this and everyone enjoyed them. I ever so slightly adapted her original recipe by cutting back on the dressing just a touch. Hope you enjoy!

How To Make Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps make a great low-carb, low calorie swap out for wheat wraps, without interfering with the flavors of the filling. A few tips when making lettuce wraps:

  • Look for lettuce leaves that are large enough to hold the filling. I like to use iceberg lettuce for larger cups. Romaine lettuce and baby romaine are also great.
  • The leaves of red leaf, butter or boston lettuce are smaller, but also wonderful.

More lettuce wrap recipes:

A lighter take on the classic Waldorf Chicken Salad served in lettuce leaves so you can eat them with your hands instead of a fork!
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Updated Waldorf Salad Cups

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341 Cals 27 Protein 18 Carbs 18 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
A lighter take on the classic Waldorf Salad served in lettuce leaves so you can eat them with your hands instead of a fork!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped, ¼-inch pieces cooked skinless boneless chicken breast (about 12 ounces)
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the bias
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 large pear, halved, cored, and sliced into ¼-inch pieces (I like Bosc or Anjou pears)
  • 3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (¾ cup)
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken, celery, parsley, cabbage, pear, and Gorgonzola, and toss well to coat all ingredients in the dressing. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • To serve, place 2 butter lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates and divide the salad among the lettuce cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 2wraps, Calories: 341kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 471mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 9
Keywords: chicken salad wraps, waldorf chicken salad

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23 comments

  1. I think the print function on this one needs to be updated, Gina.

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  3. This is delicious!! So super simple to make and have lunch made for the week.

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  5. I think the cups would work for a party too. You can put it on a platter or small plates! I think I will bring it to my next meeting

  6. I think making the cups would work great for a party too!  You can put them on a platter or small plates! I’m thinking about bringing it to my next meeting.

  7. How delicious! I love fruits. I’ll try it in summer. We can get nutrition from it. Thanks.

  8. How delicious! Like to take the taste. I’ll try it. Thanks.

  9. Looks delicious! I just preordered the cookbook. I can't wait to receive it! I have not posted before, but I love your recipes Gina and have made at least 75% of them from your cookbook and website. I also use your meal planner. Thanks for introducing me to Andie's work!

  10. Putting on the menu for Easter Dinner. Looks great.

  11. Looks amazing, can't wait to make it! Andie and Gina you are two very talented women my favorites! I have been following your blogs since the beginning! You both motivate and inspire me daily. Thanks!

  12. I am not a pear fan. Will another fruit work?

    • Waldorf salad is traditionally made with apples…so yes, apples would be a great substitute. I like Fuji apples because they are crisp & sweet…and good year round!

  13. Love your posts! This looks wonderful! I am new to WW and still trying to accurately calculate the points when I cook. I know your 8 smart points is correct, and I am only coming up with 6 per serving. Can you please tell me how you came up with 8? I think I'm sabotaging myself! Thanks!

  14. Looking forward to trying this one. I love Waldorf Salad but rarely eat since it has so much mayo in it.

    • Nonfat Greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayo…I learned that trick from Gina's Curried Chicken salad recipe! One of my favs!

  15. Is there a brand of Gorgonzola you like? I have been having trouble finding one that isn't so strong.

  16. Thank you so, so much, my friend! I love you big time and this whole post means the world to me <3 <3 xox Andie

  17. Love Waldorf Salad! I'm adding this to my list for hot summer nights (there's no AC here in Switzerland, so salads are perfect for dinner).

  18. Can you also provide a nice way to cook up the chicken breasts please? Thank you!

  19. I was totally lacking inspiration for work lunches this week. (Pb&j in my bag proves that….) Thank you!! Will make this tonight to eat for lunch for the rest of the week!