original waldorf salad

a recipe by
Shirley Murtagh
Winnipeg, MB

This recipe is from the "Company's Coming Salad Cookbook by Jean Pare" with my own additions to it. A great summer salad or starter salad to go with a chicken dinner. A quote from Jean Pare: "Although the original salad of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel is reported not to contain walnuts. It has become a natural ingredient." I think the addition of grapes has been used in some variations of this salad as well. I have made this salad and it was well received. Hopefully you will like it too. Enjoy!

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For original waldorf salad

  • 1 cup peeled apple, diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (this is in recipe but i leave it out)
  • red/green grapes halved (not listed in recipe, my addition) optional
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise /salad dressing
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

How To Make original waldorf salad

  • 1
    Put apples, celery, grapes and walnuts (if using) into a bowl)
  • 2
    Add mayonnaise/salad dressing , and lemon juice immediately to prevent apples from darkening. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • 3
    Place butter lettuce on individual plates. (not in recipe my addition to this salad)
  • 4
    Place the salad on the lettuce.
  • 5
    Serve.
  • 6
    Serves 4
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