The Waldorf Salad is a beloved classic that has stood the test of time. With its crisp apples, crunchy celery, juicy grapes, and creamy dressing, this salad offers a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
Whether enjoyed as a side dish or a light meal, the Classic Waldorf Salad is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling refreshed.
– 2 cups of diced apples (preferably Granny Smith or Gala) – 1 cup of seedless grapes, halved – 1 cup of diced celery – 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts – 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons of lemon juice – 1 tablespoon of honey – Salt and pepper to taste – Lettuce leaves for serving (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts. Toss gently to mix them evenly.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper until well blended. This will be the dressing for your Waldorf Salad.
Pour the dressing over the apple mixture and gently toss until all the ingredients are coated with the dressing.
Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or honey to suit your preferences.
Once the salad is well mixed and seasoned, cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
When ready to serve, you can either place the Waldorf Salad directly on a bed of lettuce leaves or serve it as is. The choice is yours!
Enjoy the Classic Waldorf Salad as a refreshing side dish or as a light and healthy lunch option.