This waldorf salad recipe is made with bite size chunks of apples, celery, grapes, and walnuts. Fold these simple ingredients in a creamy dressing and serve over bib lettuce. Enjoy as a first course or light meal.
Waldorf Salad Recipe
Often times the simplest recipes are the best tasting, and should be on the menu often!
Credit of this recipe goes Oscar Tschirky, the maitre’d of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (1893-1943). A delightful salad that has lots of crunchy textures and is quite refreshing.
This recipe has been in circulation for eons, and not as popular as it once was. When was the last time you ate a Waldorf salad? I usually pass up on mayonnaise based dressing, so it’s been years for me.
My mayonnaise aversion has run deep and frankly, I have no use for my silly, silly reasoning for keeping it off my lips anymore.
Have you also been stuck on thinking that condiments like mayonnaise is unnecessary fat? The reality?
NOT ALL FAT IS BAD FOR US!!
Come to think of it, I bet the fat from the mayonnaise will help normalize a spike in blood sugar from the fruit in the salad!
There is a time to substitute mayonnaise for Greek yogurt, but not in this Classic Waldorf Salad!
Be sure to purchase a good quality creamy and rich tasting mayo made from quality ingredients. Make sure that there isn’t extra sugar, preservatives or artificial colorings listed.
If you look closely at the ingredient list you can easily identify the better option between brands.
What Is Waldorf Salad Made Of?
Waldorf salad is made with easy to find ingredients. Gather the following;
- Apples, diced
- Grapes, sliced
- Celery, diced
- Walnuts, chopped
- Fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
What Type Of Apples Should I Purchase?
Any type of apple will be delicious in this recipe. The best apples have some juicy crunch to each bite. My favorite are one of the following;
- Red Delicious
Waldorf Salad Recipe with Fresh Crunchy Apples Over Bib Lettuce
- 1/4 cup Real mayonnaise
- 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 small red apples Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, cored and chopped
- 1 cup seedless grapes sliced in half
- 1 cup celery about 4 small stalks, sliced
- 1 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
- Bib lettuce
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
- Dice apples and fold the lemon juice over each piece in a medium bowl.
- Add to mayonnaise mix and fold in celery, grapes and walnuts.
- Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour. Serve over lettuce leaves.
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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