Waldorf Salad Dressing

Looking for quintessential summer salads? One of the most popular healthy salads served in the summer is the Waldorf salad, made from apples, celery, walnuts and a creamy dressing. This fresh salad is quick, easy and inexpensive to make. Waldorf salad dressing can be made ahead of time and put on the apples, celery and walnuts just before serving for the best fresh taste and consistency.

The key to a good Waldorf salad dressing is to make sure you make a mayonnaise-based dressing that is light enough to not weigh down the salad too much. Be careful not to add too much sweetness without countering the sweet ingredients with something tart such as citrus juice or white vinegar. When mixing the salad dressing together, make sure you whisk the ingredients until the dressing is smooth and has no lumps. Use only enough dressing to coat the apples, celery and walnuts. Do not use an abundance of dressing or the salad will be too rich to be enjoyed.

Waldorf salad dressing is best if used the same day. It can keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 48 hours. It should not be added to the salad ingredients until just before serving.

Classic Waldorf Salad Dressing

Ingredients You Will Need:
½ cup mayonnaise (Make your own homemade mayonnaise for best results)
¼ cup sour cream
Juice from half a lemon
1 teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon salt

Whisk ingredients until smooth. Keep dressing refrigerated until time of use.

For a spicier Waldorf salad, try the recipe.

Cajun Waldorf Salad Dressing

Ingredients You Will Need:
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
4 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Whisk ingredients together until smooth.

For a citrusy dressing with a tart undertone, try this last Waldorf salad dressing recipe.

Simple Citrus Waldorf Salad Dressing

Ingredients You Will Need:
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Whisk ingredients together. Use immediately if possible.

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