Easy to make and packed with flavor, nothing beats a Waldorf salad. One simple swap and you can enjoy this classic as part of your Paleo diet.
What is a Waldorf?
A Waldorf salad is truly an American classic. Created in 1896 at the Waldorf hotel in New York City, generations have enjoyed this light, crisp salad. The original Waldorf contained apples, celery, and grapes dressed in mayonnaise and served on a bed of lettuce. Though not originally included, nuts – most commonly walnuts – were considered a key ingredient to the salad by 1928, when the recipe first appeared in a published cookbook.
Lucky for us, the only thing not Paleo about a Waldorf is the mayo. One simple swap and voila! Ready to eat. And even better, Paleo mayo recipes are easy to make. Just check out mine if you don’t believe me.
Change up the Waldorf
Just because it’s a classic, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t change it up. Salads are one of our favorite dishes because you can make them with anything you want! Consider some of these additions to make this Paleo Waldorf salad your own classic:
Add some chicken or turkey for protein
Try adding dried fruits when grapes aren’t in season
Replace celery with cauliflower
Add honey to the mayo dressing for a slightly sweeter salad