Waldorf Salad. This healthy vegan waldorf salad recipe is a staple! It’s easy to make, full of fiber, nutrients and tastes great!
A Waldorf salad is a salad generally made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts, dressed in Vegan mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or a light meal.The salad was first created between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City (the precursor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which came into being with the merger of the Waldorf with the adjacent Astoria Hotel, opened in 1897). Oscar Tschirky, who was the Waldorf’s maître d’hôtel and developed or inspired many of its signature dishes, is widely credited with creating the recipe. In 1896, Waldorf Salad appeared in The Cook Book by “Oscar of the Waldorf”; the original recipe did not contain nuts, but they had been added by the time the recipe appeared in The Rector Cook Book in 1928.
Other ingredients, such as grapes, and dried fruit (e.g. dates or raisins) are sometimes added. Updated versions of the salad sometimes change the dressing to a seasoned vegan mayonnaise t dressing. A variation known as an Emerald Salad replaces celery with cauliflower. The salad also may include zest of oranges and lemons.