Waldorf Salad is one of the most delicious salads that can be prepared by anyone at home. This is a salad traditionally made of all fresh ingredients. Into the traditional recipe you are most likely going to find ingredients such as apples, celery and walnuts, but also mayonnaise and lettuce. This kind of salad can be both an appetizer and a light meal. Either way, there is really no way you will not love its amazingly delicious taste. And the best thing about preparing such a salad is that it will be a very simple process, but a cheap one, too.
This salad is original to the United States and it has become popular since the 1890s, when it was first created. Nowadays, there are numerous variations of this kind of salad, served all around the world. To match the light meal to your tastes, you can add into your salad ingredients such as chicken, turkey, grapes, but also various dried fruits. Yogurt can be an option to replace mayonnaise. One of the most famous variations of the meal is the Emerald Salad, which will include, for instance, oranges and lemons. The Peadorf Salad is another famous variation, including pea nuts. Well, if you plan on preparing a delicious salad at home, you will need a quick recipe that will not take more than 10 minutes to be ready. This is a classical American recipe that you just have to try.
The ingredients you will be needing for your Waldorf Salad are 1/2 cup chopped slightly toasted walnuts, 1/2 cup of red seedless grapes and the same quantity of celery, slightly sliced. You will also need a sweet apple, cored and chopped. You can either use mayonnaise or yogurt in the recipe, and when making your choice you should know that you will require three tablespoons of this ingredient. All you need for the recipe next is one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and you can add salt, pepper and lettuce, depending on your tastes. Get a medium sized ball and start by mixing the mayonnaise, or yogurt, with the lemon juice. Then, add the salt and the pepper. The next ingredients that need to be added to the mixture are the apple, celery, grapes and walnuts. The salad is ready now. You can serve it on a bed of fresh lettuce. As you can see, the only thing that will take some time is preparing the ingredients, as the salad will be ready in less than 2 minutes.