Waldorf Salad Recipe

Traditional Salad with a Twist

Favorite Restaurant Salad Recipe

The Waldorf Salad Recipe was originally from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. And the original version did not have walnuts.

This restaurant salad recipe does because that's the way my customers prefer it.

For over two decades my small town American-style family restaurant has "tested" thousands of recipes with customers (guests). I kept only the recipes that overwhelmingly won their approval.

The recipes on the website have been "tested" (tasted) and approved by restaurant customers. They are all real restaurant recipes and favorite restaurant recipes.

Waldorf Salad Recipe

Famous Restaurant Salad Recipe

Preparation time: about 25 minutes. Salad recipe serves 8-10.



  • 1 bunch of celery, thinly sliced
  • 6 apples, chopped or sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash white pepper



  • Mix apples, celery and walnuts
  • Whip the cream to the soft stage and fold in mayonnaise with a spoon and add salt and white pepper
  • Add the dressing to the salad just before serving, adding only enough to moisten well
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top for enhanced flavor, texture and eye appeal


A long- time favorite restaurant salad recipe!

There you have it!

Enjoy your Restaurant Salad and the company of those you share it with!


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