WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD – Waldorf salad is a classic created all the way back in the 1890’s when a maitr d’ at the Waldorf Hotel in NYC mixed equal parts apple and celery together with mayonnaise. The Waldorf salad we know today usually has walnuts and often times grapes added atop a bed of lettuce.
I don’t know about you but apples and walnuts are one of my favorite combos. Throw some chicken into the mix and I can make a meal out of it. Or a party.
I’m not a big fan of celery so I only added a little, chopped so small I hardly knew it was there. If you can’t even stand that much you can substitute with chopped red onion.
I mixed lemon juice and a touch of honey into the mayo to make the dressing. You can substitute Greek yogurt if you like or do half mayo – half yogurt.
You can eat it as is, on a green salad, stuffed into pitas, on crackle bread, flat bread or with crackers.
When you pull out the crackers it’s definitely party time.
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1 cup seedless grapes, cut in half
- 1 cup diced apples
- ½ cup diced celery
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 - 2 teaspoons honey
- salt and pepper
- Add the chicken, grapes, apples, celery and walnuts to a medium bowl.
- In a small bowl whisk the mayo, lemon juice and honey together. Taste and add more lemon or honey if needed.
- Add the dressing to the bowl and gently toss. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Serve at room temperature or chilled on a green salad, stuffed into pitas, on flatbread or crackers or made into a sandwich on sliced bread or a roll.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g