Waldorf Salad is a favorite around here, particularly in the fall when apples, grapes, lemons and walnuts are in season on the Grieb Ranch.
According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf Salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel of the Waldorf Astoria. – from Simply Recipes.com
The original recipe consisted only of diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added later to this now American classic. This a festive salad for Holiday get-togethers.
- 6 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 2 sweet apples, cored and chopped (Do not peel)
- 1 cup red seedless grapes, sliced in half
- 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in the apple, celery, grapes, and walnuts. Serve chilled in a serving bowl or in individual small salad dishes.