Classic Waldorf Salad
Classic Waldorf Salad
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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Rating:
3.6666667 (3 rated)
Servings:
4-6

Chef Michael Lomonaco, of New York's Porter House Bar and Grill, shares a recipe for classic Waldorf salad, the creation of which is credited to Oscar Tschirky of the original Waldorf Hotel (later the Waldorf-Astoria) in the late 1800s. The salad is quick and easy to prepare, and most of the work can be done ahead of time.

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 apples, peeled and cored
    • 1 cup celery, very thinly sliced
    • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
    • Boston lettuce leaves
    • 1/2 cup walnut halves

Preparation

1. Make the dressing by whisking  the mayo, sour cream and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl.

2. Cut the apples into a large (1/2-inch) dice and add to the dressing, tossing well to coat. Add the celery and grapes and combine well.

3. Place lettuce leaves on salad plates and a mound the apples, celery and grapes in the center.

4. Top each salad with some walnuts and serve immediately.

Make-ahead: The dressing can be made ahead of time, the fruit and celery cut in advance and the salad assembled when time to serve.

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