The Waldrof salad is a classic salad that can almost never be missing from the menu of any celebration that likes good food . It is a very popular recipe because of how easy it is to prepare and because of how delicious and good “equipment” it makes with most of the dishes that accompany it.

This salad was first created in 1893 in the famous New York hotel, Hotel Waldorf, and was part of the menu offered by the hotel. When it was part of the recipes of the creator’s book, it became really famous and three years later it was already part of the dishes at all parties and from there it began to be known all over the world.

The Waldrof salad recipe is very simple and originally it consists of only three ingredients that are: mayonnaise, apple and celery , and it underwent very rapid adaptations in which walnuts, lettuce, raisins, pine nuts, and even a flavored version were added with mustard.

This healthy and fresh salad is so versatile that everyone puts their own touch on it when preparing it. And that is why on this occasion, our recipe acquires a sweet and intense touch with the addition of honey and cardamom, a spice that will give this salad an intense flavor, an exquisite aroma and energy for your body.

Waldrof salad garnished with cardamom and honey


  • 1 red apple, cored and diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup of fresh walnuts

For the dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon of pure honey
  • ½ tsp. ground cardamom
  • salt and pepper
  • lettuce to serve


Combine the mayonnaise, honey, and cardamom. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix with pieces of apples, grapes, celery and walnuts. For a healthier salad, try including homemade mayonnaise in this recipe , it is much more delicious and contains no preservatives.
It is classically served in lettuce cups. And to enjoy.
What are your variations on your salad? Share your ideas and experience.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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