Alternative:Waldorf Salad

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Alternative:Waldorf Salad
Category: Salad recipes
Servings: 2 plates
Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Medium
|  Side dishes

Waldorf Salad, created by Oscar Tschirky in 1890 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, New York, in the United States of America.


  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 large Red Delicious apple
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (80g) of raisins
  • 1/3 cup (80g) of chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup (80g) of chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 6 large leaves of lettuce
  • 10 halved maraschino cherries


  1. Slice the apples into wedges, place in a bowl.
  2. Pour lemon juice on the apple wedges, and ensure a light coating to prevent browning.
  3. Plumpen the raisins by placing them in warm water for 5 minutes, drain well.
  4. Mix celery, raisins and walnuts into the bowl of apple wedges.
  5. Mix the mayonnaise and sugar together, then pour into the apple mixture, ensure a light coating on all items.
  6. Chill for at least 30 minutes
  7. Place three lettuce leaves on a large plate and three on another, place half of the mixture on each set of leaves, sprinkle 5 cherries on each salad.
  8. Serve

Notes, tips, and variations

  • Though the original salad only used apples, celery and mayonnaise; walnuts mixed in have become an integral part of the modern version of the salad and cherries are only used as a sweet addition to further the contrasts within the salad.

Instead of raisins, try using grapes to create the same sort of taste but more wholly and not as rich.