Definition of Waldorf salad in English:

Waldorf salad


  • A salad made from apples, walnuts, celery, and mayonnaise.

    • ‘Apparently the Foreign Office were on demanding that Gleneagles serves nothing but pretzels, Waldorf salad and pumpkin pie for the entire week.’
    • ‘And I was making Waldorf salads in the college cafeteria one day, one of my five jobs working my way through school.’
    • ‘Since its creation 108 years ago, the Waldorf salad has been altered and added to.’
    • ‘Make a Waldorf salad using apples, celery, chopped walnuts and lettuce with a dressing combining 1 part whipped heavy cream to 4 parts mayonnaise.’
    • ‘American contributions such as Waldorf salad (apple, celery, and mayonnaise from 1896, and with walnuts from the 1920s) and Caesar salad had already become internationally popular in the first half of the century.’
    • ‘After a Waldorf salad was delivered with no nuts, they complained to the waitress, who called the manager, Zelda.’
    • ‘The salads came from a mountain of choices - I went for a Waldorf salad, beetroot with Greek yoghurt and pasta with curry and poppy seeds.’
    • ‘This is a Waldorf salad with fresh cranberries as well as celery.’
    • ‘On my last evening at Chinghalle, I followed my Waldorf salad and chicken parmigiana main course with a puzzling and pricey Chipwich-style ice-cream sandwich for dessert.’
    • ‘The program even features a recipe book with delicious-sounding recipes like three-bean salad, yeast rolls and chicken Waldorf salad.’


Named after the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, where it was first served.


Waldorf salad

/ˌwôlˌdôrf ˈsaləd/