This classic waldorf salad recipe resembles the original one created at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City in the 1890's.
That salad contained apples, celery and mayonnaise, a combination that has been the base of many different versions over the past 100 years.
There are many ways to build this tasty salad, I have made a basic one with a few extra ingredients and slightly different dressing.
For this version I have added the most popular ingredients to the original recipe: walnuts and grapes.
I also mixed the mayonnaise with yogurt and a little lemon juice to mellow out the strong taste of the mayonnaise.
1 apple-cored and cut into 1" cubes
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
Cut up apple, celery, grapes and add to salad bowl. Add walnut pieces as well.
Mix dressing in a small bowl. If you are using juice from a real lemon grate some of the rind and add it to the mix. If you are using lemon juice from a bottle skip this ingredient.
Add dressing to bowl and toss salad well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
You can use different nuts such as pecans or hazelnuts instead of walnuts. You could also use all 3 together.
The same goes for the grapes: Raisins, Cranberries, and Currants are good substitutions.
The dressing can be made with a 50/50 mix of any 2 of these: sour cream, yogurt and mayonnaise.
The lemon juice can be replaced with any citrus juice or a little apple cider vinegar.
For a diabetic version of this salad check out this recipe at www.easy-diabetic-recipes.com.
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