Most salads are named after their ingredients. This one is named after the place of its creation, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. It has been over a century since its creation, yet it remains as popular as ever. It is not counted among America's classic salads and was initially made by just apples, celery and mayonnaise. However, now chopped peanuts are also added. Some diet conscious people replace mayo with yogurt since it doesn't make any great change in taste. It remains amazing like ever. Follow our step by step to Waldorf Salad and cheer for good old times.
Serving size: 4 person
Preparation time: ten minutes (no cooking required)
Utensils needed: Salad bowl, spoon and Salad platter.
- 2 sweet apples
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (slightly toasted will be best)
- 1/2 cup celery (sliced)
- 1 cup seedless grapes (raisins will also do)
- 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper according to taste (freshly ground pepper will be best)
- Lettuce for serving
Rinse the apples with water and peel the skin off. Chop them first into quarters and then reduce them to bite sized pieces. Put these apples into a large bowl and add the celery, peanuts and grapes.You can replace the peanuts with walnuts.
In another bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to this. Mix well so that you get an even taste.
Pour the mayonnaise mixture on the apples mix. Stir properly to mix all the ingredients well. Check for salt and pepper. If you want it to be more tangy, add some more lemon juice. For serving, put two lettuce leaves on each plate and put a spoonful of the dessert on each leaf. A great side dish that is going to make your meal truly great is ready to be served!