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Toying with a Waldorf Salad?

Natural Kids: Toying with a Waldorf Salad?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Toying with a Waldorf Salad?

Ever heard of Waldorf Salad? Since we have many members on the NaturalKids team who make Waldorf inspired toys I figured we definitely need this recipe on our blog. The original Waldorf Salad was invented by a chef of Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. It has lots of things in it that kids love. It's pretty much a fruit salad. Just leave out the nuts if you have people in the family who have nut allergies.

"According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf Salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d'hôtel of the Waldorf Astoria. The original recipe consisted only of diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added later to this now American classic."

Some people prefer their Waldorf salad made with yogurt, instead of mayo. I am definitely a great fan of the yogurt version. It's lighter and healthier!

Crocheted Apple by Fairtradefamily


  • 1 1/2  tart crisp apples (red and green mixed makes the salad look pretty)
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh red grapes cut into halves
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Greek fat free yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • fresh lettuce or greens such as Romaine or Bib Lettuce
How to make it?

Chop Walnuts lightly and toast them in a pan. Whisk yogurt and lemon juice together. Add a tad of sugar. Core apples making sure to remove all the seeds. Cut apples into small bite sized pieces. Wash celery stalks and slice thinly; add walnuts and grapes.  Serve on a bed of lettuce in a pretty bowl.

YIELDS: 5 to 6 servings

Pocket Baby in Apple Dress by GermanDolls



Blogger Julie said...

Yum! I love waldorf salad but have never made it myself. I'll have to give your recipe a shot.

August 16, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine said...

Waldorf sallad is excellent. Good idea to post a recipe and the picture certainly made me wanna make one for the weekend! The walnuts and apples make for such a tasty combination in this sallad.

August 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

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