Mark is out of town for the weekend on a fishing trip near Leavenworth WA so I have the whole kitchen to myself :0)  Jack and I are keeping it pretty simple tonight so I decided to make a dish that is very close to my heart- Waldorf Salad.

Classic Waldorf salad ingredients

I once made this salad when I was 9 years old (give or take) at a 4-H cooking competition…I was totally on point the entire presentation and just when I was about to wrap it up the judge asked “what are you going to do with the celery??” … Umm, I was so excited I forgot the main ingredient!!  I tell you, it scarred me for life ;0)  It gets better…I yelled “OH RATS!!!” right into the mic…so strange what we remember of our childhood.  Correct me if I am wrong mom, but I think I did walk away with a 1st Place Ribbon :0)

Super easy, even a 9 year old can do it:

  • 4-5 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 apples of your choice (I used Honey Crisp), chopped
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, sliced
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cups chopped, slightly toasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • 2-3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt, to taste
  • Lemon juice, to taste

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!!

Classic Waldorf salad