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How to make Waldorf salad, easy and delicious recipe

Although it sounds like something very sophisticated, the Waldorf salad is a very easy recipe, tasty and with a crispy touch that makes it delicious. Thanks to its combination of ingredients it is perfect to serve something special, but it is so easy to make that you could prepare it daily.

The elegant name of this salad is due to the place where it was designed: the Waldorf hotel in New York. The recipe dates from 1893 and since then it has been varying and adapting to current tastes. This version of the Waldorf salad is very simple to make, with ingredients that we all have at home and has the mayonnaise as a main dressing, although it is also possible to make it with yogurt sauce.

If you want to know how to make Waldorf salad and enjoy a light and rich dish, read on.

Ingredients for making Waldorf salad

    1 small lettuce
    2 sour apples (Granny Smith type)
    100 g of raisins
    100 g peeled walnuts
    2 celery sticks
    200 g of mayonnaise (approximately)
    2 or 3 tablespoons lemon juice

How to make Waldorf Salad

    Start by preparing the dressing. To do this, mix the mayonnaise with mustard, part of the lemon juice, a tad of salt and pepper. Remove all the ingredients until the result is homogeneous. Reservation.

    On the other hand, wash and chop the celery. Also wash, peel and cut the apples. In both cases make small pieces so that in each bite you can taste all the ingredients. Lightly sprinkle the apples with part of the lemon juice so that they do not oxidize and, if you want, reserve a piece to decorate your Waldorf salad.

     Chop the nuts also into small pieces.

    Pour these ingredients into a large bowl and mix them with raisins.

    Add the mayonnaise dressing you had reserved and mix all the ingredients.

    Wash and chop the lettuce. Drain it a little to remove excess moisture. Ideally, use a device that centrifuges the leaves, but you can also leave it resting in a drainer.
    Serve the lettuce mixed with the mayonnaise sauce. Correct the salt point and serve it. You can decorate it as you like.

Tips for making Waldorf Salad

    So that the lettuce leaves are very crispy let them soak for about 15 minutes or so in cold water to which you will have added some ice cubes and a splash of lemon juice. Then don't forget to drain it well.
    If you can use homemade mayonnaise instead of packaging, much better. We already know that things made at home are much better.

How to make your own mayonnaise

If you want to make the mayonnaise at home, here I give you some small indications for you to prepare.

These are the ingredients to make it:

    300 g sunflower oil (olive if you want it to have a more intense taste)
    2 eggs size M
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 pinch of salt

To make the mayonnaise pour the egg and lemon juice in a tall bowl. Mix them a little. Place the blender inside the bowl and, while batting, add the oil little by little, in the form of thread. Finally correct the salt point.