Printer icon

Waldorf Salad Recipe

The Waldorf salad was first created at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. It’s simple and light, so it goes well with a heavier main course. It features raw apples, celery, and walnuts mixed with mayonnaise.

Waldorf salad served

The crunch and sweetness of the walnuts and apples really bring an interesting texture. The mayonnaise is often substituted for yogurt and fresh grapes as well as cooked chicken or turkey is often added.

Feel free to add your own touch to it. I’ve also seen it with hard-boiled eggs. I think bacon would also be a good idea. When isn’t bacon a good idea?

It’s a nice and simple recipe to fall back on when you lack ideas for something everyone will love, and that doesn’t require fancy ingredients. The best time to make it is around the end of the summer when the local fresh apples are cheap and plentiful.

Waldorf Salad Recipe

Prep: 5 min Serves: 4

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Mix the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a large bowl and season to taste.
  2. Add the walnuts, celery, apples, green onions as well as grapes, and chicken (if using) and mix it all together.
  3. Serve the salad on a bed of romaine lettuce.
Waldorf salad recipe
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Waldorf Salad Recipe

A simple salad that will please everybody with its crunch and sweetness. Waldorf salads are originally made with mayonnaise, apples and walnuts.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken, mayo, waldorf salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 544kcal
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • Leftover chicken optional
  • 1 cup grapes optional, fresh
  • 2 red apples cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 tbsp homemade Paleo mayonnaise
  • Romaine lettuce leaves for serving
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a large bowl and season to taste.
    8 tbsp homemade Paleo mayonnaise, 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Add the walnuts, celery, apples, green onions as well as grapes, and chicken (if using) and mix it all together.
    1 cup walnuts, 1 cup celery, Leftover chicken, 1 cup grapes, 2 red apples, 1/4 cup green onions, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve the salad on a bed of romaine lettuce.
    Romaine lettuce leaves for serving

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg