Sometimes it's pleasing to have two different kinds of apples in a Waldorf salad, if the season is right and you can get different varieties like a sweet Delicious and a tart greening. In any case, be sure the apples you use are crisp.
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Recipe Coursecold appetizer, side dish
Taste and Texturefruity, nutty
Type of Dishfruit salad
- 2 firm ripe green apples
- 1 firm ripe red apple
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup sliced celery
- ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1½ teaspoons honey (optional)
- Iceberg or Bibb lettuce leaves
Core and quarter the apples (leave the skin on unless it is tough) and slice thin. Put in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice to coat. Add the celery and walnuts. Cover and chill. Mix the mayonnaise and honey (if you like a little sweetness in the dressing) together until smooth, add to the apple mixture, and toss. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
Cranberry Waldorf Salad:
Reduce mayonnaise to about ¼ cup and mix with ½ cup whole-berry cranberry sauce. Omit the honey. Add to the apple mixture and toss.
1979, 1990, 1996 Fannie Farmer Cookbook Corporation