Dinner/ Lunch

Waldorf Salad

Traditional classic Waldorf Salad

The original Waldorf Salad was created in 1896 at the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Waldorf Salad was created, not by a chef, but the restaurant manager and became an instant success. Popularity of the Waldorf Salad spread and it is still a traditional favorite today. The ingredients were really simple in that original version consisting of apples, celery, salt, pepper and mayonnaise.

The Waldorf Salad remains an easy recipe but you’ll typically find a few more ingredients in most versions, such as grapes and nuts. This salad is crisp and refreshing. The natural sweetness in the fruit and the tangy flavor of the mayonnaise are a perfect pairing.

The apple is a beloved fruit and I love recipes that you can incorporate apple, besides the classic pie. I especially love autumn when the local mountain apples are in season. Luckily, there are apples to be found all year long however so we can enjoy dishes made with them whenever we want.

“Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” ~ย Henry David Thoreau

Classic Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Apples (medium to large), cored and chopped
  • 1 c Red Grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 c Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 c Chopped Pecans
  • Pinch of Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 c Mayonnaise, preferably Duke’s
  • Pecan Halves for garnish, if desired

Waldorf Salad Ingredients

Step 1: To begin, add the chopped apples, celery, grapes and chopped pecans to a mixing bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step 2: Next, add the mayonnaise to the apple mixture. Gently stir to combine all of the ingredients. Serve the salad on top a bed of fresh lettuce if desired and garnish with pecan halves.

Old Fashioned Waldorf Salad


Other Delicious Variations for Waldorf Salad

  • With raisins or dried cranberries
  • Add chicken or turkey to make it a main meal
  • Substitute yogurt for mayonnaise
  • Walnuts can be used in place of pecans

Waldorf Salad

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Apples , cored and chopped
  • 1 c Red Grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 c Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 c Chopped Pecans
  • Pinch of Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 c Mayonnaise, preferably Duke's
  • Pecan Halves for garnish, if desired
  • Fresh Lettuce, for serving

Instructions

1

To begin, add the chopped apples, celery, grapes and chopped pecans to a mixing bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

2

Next, add the mayonnaise to the apple mixture. Gently stir to combine all of the ingredients. Serve the salad on top a bed of fresh lettuce if desired and garnish with pecan halves.ย 

Waldorf Salad with Grapes

 

Shared at the Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

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