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Apple Carrot Waldorf Salad

A brightened up modern twist to a classic waldorf salad. Sweet firm Honeycrisp Apples, crunchy carrots, celery and yogurt replaces *most* of the mayonnaise. Original Recipe created by Lanie Smith (published 2014.)

THEN:

A traditional old-fashioned Waldorf salad is composed of  apples, mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, celery, broken nuts, and dark raisins.

The Waldorf salad was created in the late 1800s at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, New York City. It was served at a charity ball held in honor of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896. The original recipe consisted of only apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Over the years, other ingredients have been added.

NOW: The Twist. 

Apples

1. Today we are twisting up the classic salad by replacing the traditional Granny Smith Apple with the now famed Honeycrisp Apple. (Oh my heart belongs to the sweetness of Honeycrisp) (update 2023: I’m in love with the Gold Ambrosia Apple now 🙂 )

Honeycrisp apples were first produced in 1960 when the macoun and honeygold apple were cross-pollinated in a University of Minnesota breeding program, but it wasn’t until 1991 that the apple was made available to the consumer.

Raisins

2. I’m also bringing in golden raisins instead of dark ones for a more vibrant color.
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