• Published on Mar 8, 2014
  • Serve " WALDORF SALAD" as a scrumptious appetizer or a light meal. This apple, celery & walnut, dressed in mayonnaise, dish was first presented at the New York City famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the late 1800's. American's & the BIG APPLE are still eating it today. Click on "Show more" below for this recipe...
    15 minutes to make
    1-2 apples, red-skinned, sweet & crunchy
    1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half (substitute w/ 1/4 cup raisins)
    1/2 cup walnuts, slightly toasted (substitute w/ pecans or almonds)
    3 tablespoons mayonnaise (substitute w/ yogurt or sour cream)
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper
    Fresh Lettuce
    In a large mixing bowl add diced apples and toss with fresh lemon juice. Add celery, grapes, salt and pepper. Toss until well combine. Add mayonnaise. Toss until apple mixture is coated well.
    Add nuts (right before serving) to WALDORF SALAD, toss well, and serve on a bed of lettuce.
    Serves 4
    TIPS: Store salad in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 day.
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Comments • 44

  • Andrew Smith
    Andrew Smith 2 months ago

    Why would anyone want mayonnaise on fruit?! Why would anyone want nuts in a salad?! They don't go together at all.

  • Suedeifel
    Suedeifel 3 months ago +3

    I tried to make this but was fresh out of waldorfs :(

  • Marie caplinger2
    Marie caplinger2 6 months ago

    Ty so much for doing this salad.its my favorite salad and now I can make it myself ty so much....... marie

  • Heli-Crew HGS
    Heli-Crew HGS 7 months ago

    I like to add a quarter cup of grated ass candles.

  • sandra valani
    sandra valani 8 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your enchantinG lil salad idea!!! I am sooooo looookinG forward to makinG this yummy Goodness!!!!

  • Brendan Hayden
    Brendan Hayden 8 months ago

    I think we won out of Waldorf lol

  • Anne Calayag sunga
    Anne Calayag sunga 10 months ago

    what if there's no walnut available what can be a good substitute for it?

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  10 months ago

      Hi Anne!! You may substitute walnuts with almonds in the WALDORF SALAD recipe!! ENJOY, my friend!! -Deronda :)

  • Rosie Cooks
    Rosie Cooks Year ago +1

    Great presentation, but you're breathing hard as if you are making the salad on a treadmill. Looks delicious though.

  • lionharehart
    lionharehart Year ago +1

    Wow! The first time I had this was at grad night at the Biltmore Hotel. Thanks for sharing. Great video editing too, or are you a natural? Seems like it.

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  Year ago +2

      AWESOME, millions of thanks, & you're very welcome...Lionharehart!! Not sure if it's my editing, or a natural, either!! Forever ENJOY your WALDORF SALAD, my friend!! -Deronda :)

  • Neoma Kruk
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  • Melody Covel
    Melody Covel Year ago +2

    I made this delicious salad to bring to Thanksgiving dinner! It’s fantastic! I will make it again! I doubled the recipe and it was more than enough for everyone!

  • Kit Richardson
    Kit Richardson Year ago +5

    Celery apples walnuts grapes! There’s only one way to make the salad! And don’t forget the mayonnaise sauce!!!

  • Anamika Jana
    Anamika Jana Year ago +1


  • Angelina Suazo
    Angelina Suazo Year ago +7

    I like this version of Waldolf salad, because it is comfortably just like the original. (celery, apples, grapes, raisins, chopped walnuts, mayonnaise, or vanilla flavored yogurt) But I don't put salt and pepper in mine. But I just wanted to compliment you, because I watched a chef's video of Waldolf salad, before yours, and it was scary! This guy really acted like he thought he was right about everything, and he actually altered the original recipe, to customize it, passing it off as though it was the ONLY way to do it! Boy, the "professional" chefs must really let it go to their heads, when they think they can reinvent recipes, and be arrogent about it.
    Miss Deronda, I do use a little bit more mayonnaise, or substitute vanilla yogurt than you do though, because I like it more moist.
    But I'm still basicly on your side, in agreement with how you do it. You and I were taught old-school right. ☺

    • Peter LaChapelle
      Peter LaChapelle 2 months ago

      I agree. I saw the same video. It was the strangest Waldorf salad I had ever seen.

  • Ryan Alpha Wolf
    Ryan Alpha Wolf 2 years ago +1

    Waldorf Astoria use Granny Smith apples. Pecans are a fine substitute according to a chef at Waldorf Astoria Hotel. They actually use a combination of yoghurt and sour cream now. I want some of this now. Great served with pork chops or pan fried chicken.

  • StaceySharee
    StaceySharee 2 years ago +1

    I make a version of this with vegan mayo, so good!

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  2 years ago +1

      AWESOME...Stacey!! Thanks for sharing!! ENJOY your way, always!! -Deronda :)

  • Duane Duty
    Duane Duty 2 years ago

    This Comments Though😂😂😂😂😂

  • SOO'K
    SOO'K 2 years ago

    use celery root, never actual cerlery and use seedless grapes very good

  • cynthia gonzalez
    cynthia gonzalez 2 years ago +1

    Can i put madarin oranges from a can inn this? Will it ruin the flavor?

    • boo boo
      boo boo 3 months ago

      I think that sounds great

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  2 years ago +1

      Hi Cynthia!! I've never added the oranges to this WALDORF SALAD!! -Deronda :)

  • stlqt09
    stlqt09 2 years ago +1

    Good stuff YUMMM!!!

  • veronicats100
    veronicats100 3 years ago +1

    What are diced sized pieces?

    • stlqt09
      stlqt09 2 years ago +1

      cut the apple into bite- sized pieces

  • sulaco33
    sulaco33 3 years ago

    Your recipe, albeit fine, is not so classic. I think that the original Waldorf-Astoria salad used celery root, not celery stalks. And that makes some difference, don't you think? Besides, the celery and apples should rather be julienned, although some people might prefer the texture of cubed fruit.

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  3 years ago +4

      +sulaco33 You said, "I think" in your above comment that the original Waldorf-Astoria salad used celery root, not celery stalks. I know the original Waldorf-Astoria salad used cubed fruit and celery stalks!! Julia Childs introduced us to julienned...long after the Waldorf Salad was created. Although, ENJOY however you like!! -Deronda :)

  • Ikebana Boothe
    Ikebana Boothe 4 years ago +1

    I love this salad, fabuloso....

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  4 years ago +1

      @Ikebana Boothe Bunches if thanks...Ikebana!! ENJOY!! -Deronda :)

  • Mark H
    Mark H 4 years ago

    OK, but what about serving for 8, how would i do that

    • Alberto Diaz
      Alberto Diaz 8 months ago

      Our mom, Ruth Hall made the best Waldorf salad says Greg and Kristen

    • Foods101withDeronda
      Foods101withDeronda  4 years ago +1

      Hi Joshua, I would recommend that you triple the original Waldorf Salad recipe for 8 servings!! Happy entertaining & ENJOY!! -Deronda :)

  • debmart59
    debmart59 5 years ago +9

    Gorgeous Classuc Waldorf Salad

  • Mark T
    Mark T 5 years ago +1

    Mayo on fruit seems odd but I would try this.

  • FitAngie
    FitAngie 5 years ago +1

    Awesome salad Deronda. Looks awesome I love the textures in this with the nuts.