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Waldorf Salad


20 min

Waldorf Salad

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20 min


6 persons




4.00 rating-star (388)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This Waldorf salad recipe is delicious, and you can vary the ingredients to your preference. Try adding diced, roasted chicken to make this salad a meal!


  • mayonnaise: 0.5 cup
  • white sugar: 1 Tbsp
  • lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • salt: 0.125 tsp
  • apples -- peeled, cored, and chopped: 3 piece
  • thinly sliced celery: 1 cup
  • chopped walnuts: 0.5 cup
  • raisins (Optional): 0.5 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a serving bowl.
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  2. Stir in apples, celery, walnuts, and raisins. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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History of the Waldorf Salad The Waldorf salad is a classic American salad that was first served in the late 1800s at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The original recipe consisted of only three ingredients: apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Over time, additional ingredients such as chopped walnuts and raisins were added, making it the delicious salad that we know and love today.

Tips and Tricks for Waldorf Salad Recipe One of the key things to keep in mind when making a Waldorf salad is to use fresh ingredients. The apples should be crisp and firm, and the celery should be thin and crispy. When chopping the apples, it's best to cut them into small pieces so that they mix well with the other ingredients. As for the nuts, you can use any kind of nut you prefer, but we recommend using chopped walnuts for their rich and buttery flavor.

When making the dressing, make sure to whisk it thoroughly so that the ingredients are well combined. If you find that the dressing is too thick, you can add a splash of milk or cream to thin it out. Also, you can adjust the sweetness of the salad by adding more or less sugar depending on your taste preference.

Tips for presenting the dish To make your Waldorf salad look as delicious as it tastes, we recommend serving it in a clear glass bowl or on a decorative platter. You can garnish the top with a sprinkle of chopped nuts or a sprig of parsley for an added touch of color. Another fun presentation idea is to serve the salad in a hollowed-out apple or a lettuce cup. This not only looks impressive, but it also makes for an easy and convenient way to serve the salad.

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