Recipe: Waldorf Salad
Growing up, my sister and I called Waldorf Salad “Apple Salad”. My mother often made Waldorf Salad in the summer and early fall. As an adult, this is one of my favorite recipes. I almost always have the necessary ingredients and it takes almost no time to make.
You will see a lot of variations of this salad, but I stay fairly simple. Apples, raisins, walnuts, celery (which I didn’t have this time so I skipped it). Some people add grapes or pears, but my mom never did, so I don’t either. You will need some lemon juice for the apples and mayo and sugar for the dressing
Clean and chop the apples. I keep the skin of the apples. It adds a nice texture and some nice color to the salad. Splash a tablespoon or so of lemon juice on the apples to prevent the apples from turning brown.
Plump the raisins by soaking them in some warm water for about 5 minutes. If I remember, I drop the raisins in water before I chop the apples. Make sure that you dry the raisins well after you drain them
Combine the apples, raisins and crushed walnuts. Then prep the dressing. Combine the mayo and sugar. Mix until well blended.
Add the dressing to the fruit and chill.
3 or 4 Red Delicious Apples
2/3 cup of raisins
2/3 cup of crushed walnuts
1/3 cup of mayonnaise
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs lemon juice.
Chop the apples and splash with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add raisins and walnuts. Combine mayonnaise and sugar. Add to the fruit mixture. Chill. Serve as a side or a main course.
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