Original Waldorf Salad

Original Waldorf Salad Recipe

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Shirley Murtagh


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.


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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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    1 cup peeled apple, diced
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    1 cup chopped celery
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    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (this is in recipe but i leave it out)
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    red/green grapes halved (not listed in recipe, my addition) optional
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    1/4 cup mayonnaise /salad dressing
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    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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About Original Waldorf Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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