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The Original Waldorf Salad

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The Original Waldorf Salad
The Original Waldorf SaladNathan Congleton / TODAY
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe apple
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • Chef notes

    The Waldorf Astoria is closing but you can make its famous salad with this classic recipe.

    Later versions of the salad commonly added chopped walnuts. If you'd like, toss 1/4 cup of them in with the celery and apple.

    Preparation

    Peel apple and cut into halves. Remove core and slice halves into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Reserve 4 slices. Cut remaining slices into thin strips.

    In a medium bowl, mix celery, mayonnaise and apple strips; season with salt and pepper to taste. Plate the mixture over lettuce and top with reserved apple slices.