Waldorf salad

28 Aug


waldorf salad

I first learned of the existence of Waldorf salad from Fawlty Towers. Like Basil, I had no idea what it was:

Customer: “Could you make me a Waldorf salad?”
Basil: “Waldorf salad. I think we’re just out of Waldorfs.”

But by the end of the episode – unlike Basil – I was pretty clear on how to make one:

Customer: “No! No cheese! It’s celery, apples, walnuts, grapes!”
Basil: “Right!”
Customer: “In mayonnaise!”
Basil: “Right!”

My preference is to dress the salad very lightly, then stretch the dressing even further by tossing it through the lettuce after serving.

Waldorf salad
(serves 2)

  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 stalk of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 Tb mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • lettuce, to serve
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the apple, grapes, celery and walnuts.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season to taste.
  3. Toss the salad with the dressing. Arrange over lettuce leaves to serve.

waldorf salad

5 Responses to “Waldorf salad”

  1. Henrietta Watson August 28, 2017 at 7:41 am #

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

    • Andrea August 28, 2017 at 9:21 am #

      Thank you!

  2. Margo August 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Like you, I came to this salad late in life. The ingredients had always sounded a little strange to me. In the dead of winter is when I now really appreciate this bright crisp salad.

    • Andrea August 28, 2017 at 7:02 pm #

      That’s a good point…:)

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