What is Waldorf Salad
Waldorf was created in the late 1800’s at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NY for a charity ball and was still being served before they closed it for reconstruction. The salad always has apples and celery with a mayonnaise based dressing. Some add grapes or chicken. You can tweak Waldorf salad based on your preferences, but I think it should have raisins, walnuts and celery along with the apples.
What’s in the DRESSING for Waldorf salad
The dressing is so simple with just three ingredients: mayonnaise, sugar and lemon juice. Choose your favorite mayonnaise, (Hellmans for me) and add just a little lemon juice and sugar to your taste. I like less dressing, just enough to coat the apples. The lemon juice will keep your apples from turning brown so you can make this earlier in the day. It will still be good for at least 24 hours, but I think it’s best eaten the same day, as the apples tend to get a little mushy after 24 hours.
HOW do you make apple Waldorf Salad
Which APPLES should you use for classic Waldorf Salad
If you aren’t in the mood for an apple salad, then one of these might sound good
- Get your veggies with Corn and Cucumber Salad
- Simple but delicious Burrata with Oranges
- Feeling fruity, try Tequila Lime Blueberry Salad
- Broccoli Salad will go with any meal you are preparing
Can’t get enough APPLES, here are some more recipes
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- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- pinch salt
- 4-5 apples cored and diced
- ½ cup celery thinly chopped
- 1 cup walnuts toasted
- 1 cup raisins
- In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Add remaining ingredients and chill until ready to serve.