Go Nuts Over These Waldorf Salad Recipes

The most interesting thing about waldorf salads are their fresh sweet, nutty taste. This is especailly excellent for those summer get-aways and even as an appetizer or the Christmas holidays. It has a cheery taste, certainly separate from the usual green salad with vinaigrette.

While, of course, it is always a mtter of taste, waldorf salad is highly rich in texture. Though the level of difficulty in making this salad is somewhat higher compared to tossed salads, there is still basically nothing to putting up a great appetizer such as this one. Below are some fantastic Waldorf Salad preparations that would be perfect for the coming holidays. Indulge!


2 medium red apples, cored and diced (about 2 cups diced)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Combine apples, celery, and walnuts; sprinkle with salt. Add mayonnaise and toss to coat all ingredients. Chill until ready to serve. Serve Waldorf Salad on lettuce or mixed salad greens.

Waldorf Salad serves 4.



1 (3-ounce) package lemon flavored gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 cup chopped unpeeled red delicious apples
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped walnuts


Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add cold water and chill until partially thickened. Fold in remaining ingredients, pour into individual salad molds and chill until firm. Serve on crisp lettuce with mayonnaise, if desired. This Jellied Waldorf Salad makes 4 to 6 servings.



2 cups coarsely chopped apples, about 2 medium apples
1 1/4 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
dash allspice
1 teaspoon lemon juice


To make Waldorf salad, place chopped apple, celery and walnuts in a bowl. Combine mayonnaise, sugar, allspice and lemon juice. Toss mayonnaise mixture with apple mixture. Serve waldorf salad over salad greens if desired



1 orange
2 cups diced, unpeeled apple
1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup whipped topping
salad greens or lettuce


Directions for Waldorf salad

Zest orange for the 1 teaspoon grated orange peel; peel and section orange over a bowl to catch any juices. Cut each orange section in half; reserve 1 tablespoon of the collected orange juice. In a bowl combine diced apple, orange peel, raisins, celery, walnuts, and orange pieces.

In a separate bowl, blend together mayonnaise, sugar, and reserved orange juice. Fold in whipped topping and gently stir into apple Waldorf salad mixture. Arrange salad greens on serving plates and top with Waldorf salad. Waldorf salad serves six.

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