Classic Waldorf Salad


An authentic recipe for a delicious and fresh Waldorf salad, just like my grandparents used to make with apples, celery and walnuts.

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Classic Waldorf salad
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2014-07-28, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 10 minutes.

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Updated at: 01-03-2023

10 minutes 2 people Salads 395 calories p.p.
Classic Waldorf salad


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  • 3 sweet red apples
  • freshly pressed juice from 2 lemons
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 tablespoons (60 grams) of crushed walnuts
  • 2.5 tablespoons of mayonnaise or French dressing
  • Your choice of lettuce (We've used romaine lettuce)
Classic Waldorf salad ingredients
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  • Small pairing knife
  • Bowl to mix ingredients in

Classic Waldorf Salad

10 minutes 2 people Salads 395 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 5 minutes

Peel and core the sweet red apples. You can leave the skin on if you prefer. Cut the apples into small chunks and sprinkle them with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Remove tough strings from the celery and cut them into parts like half circles.

Rinse and clean the lettuce, ensuring you rid it of all the sand.  slice it into smaller parts to make it easier to eat. For this recipe, we have used nice fresh romaine lettuce.  

Classic Waldorf salad
Classic Waldorf salad

Finishing up the classic Waldorf salad – 5 minutes

Mix the apple chunks with the celery and crushed walnuts. Scoop and mix with some mayonnaise or french dressing to your liking. Enjoy your salad!

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