Classic Waldorf Salad

Gary Hancq


This is a refreshing Treat. Said to have originated at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1893.

It's a time worn favorite of many, and always a winner at our Table.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min


  • 1/2 c
    english walnuts chopped coarsley
  • 1/4 c
    celery chopped medium fine size of raisins
  • 1/2 c
    raisins dark preferred
  • 1
    sweet apple red traditional i like granny smith
  • 2 Tbsp
    hellman's mayo heaping
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice or real lemon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • dash(es)
    salt (optional)

How to Make Classic Waldorf Salad


  1. Cut apple in quarters then remove core and dice small to medium coarse. I leave the peel on apple.
  2. Chop Celery to size of raisins or slightly larger. Chop English Walnuts medium coarse.
  3. Place all in bowl and add Mayo, Lemon Juice and Sugar. Dash of Salt (Optional). Toss and mix all gently.
  4. Add a little additional Mayo and Sugar if you wish. Sprinkle with a few additional Raisins if you wish. Serve. Enjoy.
  5. Note: 1/3 cup Red Seedless Grapes, halved and then quartered, could be added.

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About Classic Waldorf Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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