Waldorf Salad

I have been asked to make the Waldorf salad for our recent family gathering. At first, I was hesitant to make it, since I was questioning the combination of the ingredients. A mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and mayonnaise didn’t sound appealing to me. However, I was open-minded and decided to give it a try. The salad was fairly easy to make. And the taste was surprisingly crunchy and yummy. I think all of us were a bit surprised since it was so good. Though, we couldn’t agree on the exact ingredients that supposed to be in the salad. My friend thought that Waldorf salad should include pineapple, while my other friend mentioned raisins. There are so many variations to this salad, and even I could not stick to the original recipe and replaced the walnuts with pecans. And of course, I omitted the salt and black pepper.

Preparation time: ~10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS: ~6 servings

  • Apples – 2 medium, cored and chopped
  • Lemon – 1/2 small
  • Red seedless grapes – 1 cup, sliced in half
  • Celery – 1 cup, sliced
  • Pecans – 1 cup, chopped
  • Mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon


Add the chopped apples to the bowl, and sprinkle half of the lemon (without the lemon seeds) on the apples. Mix well. This step is necessary to prevent oxidation of the apples. Add grapes and celery into the bowl and mix well. Add pecans and mayonnaise and mix.

C’est tout!

8 thoughts on “Waldorf Salad

  1. I must admit I’m not a fan of mayo (I think I actually have a mayo phobia!) but the rest of this salad sounds yum, I like the variety of ingredients so I’m glad it worked out well. Hope you had a lovely family gathering. Hopefully you won’t be as hesitant to make this one again in future as it went down so well 😊
    Caz xx

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    1. I grew up with Russian recipes, and there in every traditional salad, mayo is a must. I not sure why, but perhaps it was the only available dressing at the time. So I am okay with mayo. Thank you, Caz! I don’t have a big family in Canada, so it is always lovely to get together. Kisses, Svet.

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  2. I remember the first time I tried a waldorf salad, I was surprised that it tasted as good as it did. Like you, I wasn’t at all sure those ingredients went together so well. I’ll have to try your recipe for it now!

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  3. I shared your hesitation about waldorf salad, Svet! 😀 The combination of ingredients to me sounded odd, at best. Thankfully, my experience mirrors yours! I must say, your salad looks absolutely amazing!

    I love your change from walnuts to pecans. Yum! I bet that really gave this recipe a delicious twist!

    Thank you for sharing your take on this classic recipe, Svet. Next time I make waldorf salad, I’ll be making it the way you did. You’re the best! 😉 I pray you and your family are well. ♥

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Holly! I like to alternate with the kind of nuts I keep in the house, so I always have either pecans or walnuts. And I am a bit flexible with my cooking and can replace or substitute one ingredient by a similar other. Thank you, we are doing well. It was a busy time now for me that my kids headed back to school, and I had to do lots of reading to review all their new procedures. I hope you and your family are well too. Have a good evening. Kisses, Svet

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