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A simple recipe without some of the frills you sometimes find in a Waldorf salad -- but really delicious. I like this version better than any I've had. The proportions of ingredients are just right.

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Paula5 June 11, 2003

This is exactly how my grandmother made waldorf salad...if she could afford it she would also add grapes...this is comfort food with lovely memories of my grandmothers kitchen. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

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Lazy Chef 2 February 28, 2009

I read many different recipes and settled on this one because of its simplicity. I was skeptical that such a basic list of ingredients could work, but I figured if the flavor wasn't right I could always adjust and add the other (some questionable!) items that many of the other recipes suggested (mini marshmallows...pineapple...banana...yogurt...dried fruit...sugar...splenda...etc.). I was amazed at how simple, perfect, fresh, and tasty this recipe came out. I did use 1Tb lemon juice on my diced apple to keep it from browning as I wasn't sure mayo would do the trick on its own. And since I do like sweetness, but didn't want to add sugar or artificial sweetener, I did add 1 cup grapes, halved. Bottom line: If you are looking for a very easy, very delicious, simple and traditional Waldorf salad, this is it!

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blueberry2 June 26, 2013

YUM-A-Liscious! Made with organic apples and celery. I have not had this in years. It is such a good fall salad. I added about a tsp of lemon juice just for the zing! Thanks so much for posting this and reminding us of simple goodness!

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WildWaysPaige October 20, 2008

This is a delightful salad with a wonderful combination of flavours. I think the key to this salad is simply to use the freshest possible ingredients, (preferably organic) and it will turn out fabulous and far superior to any other Waldorf versions with dressings and spices and what have you.

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Perfectionist cook January 26, 2008

As simple as it gets and the ingredients are in just the right proportion. I seasoned lightly with a little salt. Thanks for a good classic recipe.

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EmmaTaylor March 29, 2004

Had forgotten how good a simple Waldorf salad can be! I drizzled about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over the apples when I added the mayo to cut the thickness of the mayo. Dh already called for the leftovers in his lunch-pail tomorrow.

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mickie49 March 11, 2004

I used this as a base recipe. I added some vanilla lite yogurt and a dash of lemon juice to the mayo. I used pecans instead of walnuts. I also added grapes, marshmallows, and dried cranberries to it. Turned out very tasty,

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Vicky D August 01, 2011

I like the simplicity of this recipe. It is very easy to put together and is also very delicious. i added a little Greek yogurt to the mayonnaise and also added some dried red currants. I am serving this dish with dinner tonight (our son and family are coming over) but DH & I could not resist sampling it at lunch time. Thanks Darlene, for such a nice recipe.

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MrsJ December 26, 2008

It doesn't get much easier or better than this recipe. Mom fixed it for Thanksgiving this year and we all devoured it. The combination of flavors and textures are really good.

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Sherrybeth November 27, 2007
Old Time Waldorf Salad