Waldorf Salad from the cookbook NYC Vegan is a plant-based version of the classic recipe. Apples, celery, walnuts, and grapes star in this delicious remake.
I’m not much of a collector, but I really enjoy owning cookbooks. Even if I don’t make all the recipes, there’s something so enjoyable about flipping through a new cookbook, admiring the photos, and getting ideas for new dishes.
For example, I remember enjoying Waldorf Salad years ago, but I hadn’t tried a vegan version of it. In fact, it never even crossed by mind to make one.
But thanks to NYC Vegan: Iconic Recipes for a Taste of the Big Apple, here I am sharing the recipe with you!
And if you’re in the United States, you have the chance to win a copy at the end of this post.
You may be familiar with the authors Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment from their popular blog Vegan Mos. They are no strangers to creating flavorful recipes for the home cook that eliminate the need for animal products.
It’s so fun to read about the history of iconic New York dishes and the multitude of ethnic cuisines which have found a home in the City.
I’m also eyeing the Lasagna, General Tso’s Chick’n, and Israeli Salad.
And I’ll definitely be making the Waldorf Salad again!
It’s really easy to make with only eight ingredients, including salt. I love how crunchy it is from the apples and celery. The walnuts give it a hardiness, and the grapes give it a nice tang.
Waldorf Salad is perfect as a side dish or to bring to a potluck. It also makes a nice light lunch.
Before we get to the recipe for Waldorf Salad, I would love to hear what some of your favorite cookbooks are. Let me know in the comments, and be sure to enter the giveaway to win your own copy of NYC Vegan!
Now enjoy a little piece of New York City with this delicious salad!
Oscar Tschirky created this salad sometime between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel, the precursor of the now Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in Midtown East. (From NYC Vegan, copyright © 2017 by Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment. Used by permission.)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, and salt.
Stir in the apples, celery, walnuts, and grapes.
Chill until ready to serve.