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Waldorf Salad

TasteNY logoThis recipe is from The Culinary Institute of America’s Gourmet Meals in Minutes cookbook. Learn all about New York State apples in our video with Chef Mark Ainsworth. Watch CIA Chef Bill Briwa's video on how to prepare and cut apples.



Waldorf Salad recipe by The Culinary Institute of America and Taste NY



Makes 8 Servings

  • 2 Red Delicious apples
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup celery hearts, medium dice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, roughly chopped


  1. Core and dice the apples.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice ad season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in the apples, celery, and walnuts.
  3. The salad is ready to serve now or it may be held, covered, under refrigeration for up to 8 hours. This salad should be made the same day it is to be served.

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