Easy and Elegant Waldorf Salad Is a Retro Favorite

Waldorf Salad Spoon it into lettuce cups for an elegant look! By Leah Perez Pretend your dining at The Waldorf Astoria hotel with this timeless lunch staple. Waldorf salad’s appeal lies in its simplicity and harmony of flavors. Two types of crisp apples and celery combine with toasted walnuts to create delightful crunch in every single bite. Then the ingredients are mixed together with a lemony, mayo-based dressing for a delightfully creamy touch. This refreshing salad is perfect for a variety of occasions! It’s a great addition to a picnic and an ideal light snack during tea time, but it can also serve as an elegant (and easy!) starter for at luncheons and dinner parties. One bite and you’ll see why it’s been around for more than a century! What is the origin of Waldorf salad? While there’s plenty of debate on who mixed up the very first martini or which bar created the first Juicy Lucy, the origin of this salad is well documented. This famous salad was created by Oscar Tschirky of The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City for a St. Mary’s Hospital for Children charity ball in the 1890s. The refreshing salad has stood the test of time and different variations continue to be enjoyed to this day. What does Waldorf salad contain? Originally made with just apples, celery, and mayonnaise, this recipe gets a modern spin with the addition of more fruit, a well-rounded dressing, and earthy toasted walnuts. Mayonnaise, yogurt, honey, and lemon juice make for a tangy, subtly sweet dressing that perfectly compliments the apples, grapes, celery, raisins, and walnuts that stud this scoopable salad. It is traditionally served on a bed of lettuce for added elegance. Can Waldorf salad be made in advance? While this salad is best enjoyed fresh, it is still delicious after 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Yields: 5 – 6 c. Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Ingredients 1/2 c. mayonnaise 2 tbsp. plain yogurt 1 tbsp. lemon juice, plus more to taste 1 tsp. honey 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1 medium Granny Smith apple, diced 1 medium Honey Crisp apple, diced 3 ribs celery, sliced 1 c. red seedless grapes, cut in half 3/4 c. coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 1/4 c. golden raisins (optional) Boston bibb lettuce or butter lettuce leaves, for serving Directions Step 1In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Fold in the apples, celery, grapes, walnuts, and raisins, if using. Taste the salad for lemon juice and salt, adding more as necessary. Step 2Serve chilled, spooned over lettuce leaves, if you like. Step 1In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Fold in the apples, celery, grapes, walnuts, and raisins, if using. Taste the salad for lemon juice and salt, adding more as necessary. Step 2Serve chilled, spooned over lettuce leaves, if you like. Tip: Spruce up the salad with the addition of chopped fresh parsley, mint, or basil. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Toss Southwestern Salad in Zesty Avocado Dressing Toss Together a Crunchy Radish Salad Spinach Strawberry Salad Is Ready for Spring This Spring Salad Is Ready to Go to the Potluck Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

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