Waldorf Salad

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf Salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel of the Waldorf Astoria.

The original recipe consisted only of diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added later to this now American classic.

Some prefer their Waldorf salad made with yogurt, instead of mayo. Having had this salad both ways, I prefer the mayo, but feel free to substitute yogurt for the mayo if that’s your desire.

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp
    mayonnaise (or yogurt)
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1
    red apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red seedless grapes, halved, optional
  • 1/4 c
    raisins, optional
  • 1/2 c
    celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c
    slightly toasted walnuts, chopped
  • ·
    lettuce

How to Make Waldorf Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise (or yogurt) and the lemon juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper.
  2. Mix in the apple, celery, grapes, and walnuts. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce.

Printable Recipe Card

About Waldorf Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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