Recipe by Penny
"This traditional salad is delicious, and you can vary the ingredients to your preference. Try adding diced, roasted chicken to make this salad a meal!"
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apples -- peeled, cored, and chopped
thinly sliced celery
I looked at several Waldorf salad recipes before I settled on this one, based on other reviews. I wanted to find a recipe I could throw all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey into!
It's very good, I added a little more lemon juice to counter the sugar sweetness (a good idea is to chop the apples first and then drench them in the lemon juice to keep them from browning!), and where folks had either grapes or raisins, I used Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries) to complete the whole leftover turkey-with-cranberries, apples and celery experience!
There is no need for salt, lemon juice, or sugar. Cut up the apples last and immediately mix the mayonnaise in. It will do the same thing the lemon juice does (keep the apples from browning). The salt and sugar just baffle me entirely. Walnuts and apples provide plenty of sweetness.
It's your standard basic Waldorf Salad recipe. Easy, delicious, nutritious ... even tastier if you add cooked chicken to it. Grapes and/or raisins are another variation, but I don't often use them.
Good variations would be using plain yogurt instead of mayo. Slightly different flavor (a little sweeter, for those that want that) and lower fat.
I took the advice of other reviewers and tossed the diced apples in the lemon juice first in the bowl and I needed to add more to coat them. I used Miracle Whip Light instead of Mayo and it was delicious, though I needed more than called for of this too, basically just put in enough to coat everything. Sunmaid makes a bag of raisens called "mixed raisens", they are huge and extremely plump and moist and were simply perfect for this salad. I also added diced chicken to make this a dinner salad and I served it on sandwhich croissants. It was a huge hit with my guests, everyone just loved it!
This is a perfect traditional waldorf salad recipe. Very good on its own, but I was trying to recreate a salad they have at a deli near my house "tropical waldorf salad" so I started with this as a base and added mandarin oranges, a little pineapple, cranberries and some coconut and it came out perfect. Great either way! Thanks
A very good Waldorf salad recipe. I didn't peel the apples, I toasted the walnuts, and instead of raisins, I used 1/2 cup dried cranberries. I added the walnuts just before serving so they would stay crisp.
This is good, a solid 4 stars, but it could be better. First, there is too much dressing. The apples and walnuts kind of swim in it. I'd decrease the mayo to about 1/3 cup, and add an extra apple. The amount of walnuts is fine, but make sure they're chopped very small or they taste a little bitter. The celery is a fabulous addition, adds great crunch, and the recipe could actually use just a little more than it calls for. The raisins I'm undecided on. I didn't like them at first, but they're growing on me. With or without, this recipe is a good one. By tweaking it a little, and using very crisp apples, this is a five star recipe. Thanks!
I USE THIS WHEN I CATER BUT I ALSO ADD SOME FROZEN OJ
I omitted the celery, kept all the other ingredients the same. I used both red delicious and golden delicious apples; also used both golden and dark raisins; this made for a more colorful salad. Excellent recipe, everyone loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Waldorf Salad II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 190
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