This Waldorf Salad is slightly different from the original in that I used mayonnaise and sour cream to make the dressing. Normally it would be made with just mayonnaise. The addition of sour cream adds a lightness to the dressing that pairs beautifully with the fruit. You could also use yogurt instead of the sour cream. This is a texture rich salad. The creamy light tasting dressing combined with the crispy apples, celery and nuts make your mouth very happy! It gets to savor and chew all that deliciousness. A classic Waldorf Salad is made with either raisins or dates. I chose to use dried cranberries to add a little more zing for my taste buds. The lemon juice in the salad paired wonderfully with all the ingredients and brightened the flavor. I could have sat and eaten the entire bowl! I hope you enjoy this terrific salad as much as I do! Enjoy!
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Waldorf Salad With A Twist
4 medium apples, cored and cubed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries ( use can use raisins or dates)
1 stalk celery , chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar
1. Core, peel and cubed your apples. Place in a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice. set a side.
2. In another large bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream and sugar. Mix till well incorporated. Add the nuts, celery, dried cranberries and apples. Fold together and chill until your ready to serve.