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.