Waldorf Salad

With Honey Crisp Apples and seedless red grapes in our shopping cart it made me think of Waldorf Salad. Instead of using a mayonnaise dressing I made a sauce with cashew nuts.

Ingredients in the cashew sauce were:

  • cashews (soaked in water a few hours)
  • lemon juice
  • nutritional yeast
  • agave nectar
  • onion powder
  • garlic paste
  • turmeric
  • black pepper
  • pink salt
  • mustard powder
  • water as needed
  • canola oil
  • grape seed oil

The seasonings were used in very small amounts (pinches). All of the ingredients other than the oils were first blended very smooth, then the oils were drizzled in as blending continued. This made a smooth sauce and not a thick mayo consistency.

waldorf salad


Ingredients in the salad were:

  • Pickled Pink Onions
  • celery
  • parsley
  • toasted walnuts
  • dates
  • goji berries
  • red seedless grapes
  • Honey Crisp Apples
  • jalapeños (I used flash frozen home grown)

waldorf salad

waldorf salad

waldorf salad

waldorf salad

waldorf salad


I almost forgot to add the jalapeños.

waldorf salad

waldorf salad

waldorf salad



 


9 thoughts on “Waldorf Salad

    1. Haha, jalapeños are indeed a staple in my diet. I enjoy them for their flavor more than for the heat, although I don’t mind that either. I always clean them out thoroughly and most of the time they are as mild as a sweet pepper. But then maybe you avoid them since they are in the nightshade family?

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      1. We just never got into using them, we originally began making mild chilli by using the canned beans in chilli sauce and then when I had skin and joint problems I gave up nightshades. Our son is like you, we keep a jar of chilli flakes because every time you serve anything up he wants chilli in/on it!

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  1. Jalapenos in Waldorf salad! That’s a new one! I actually happened to pick up a jar of pickled jalapenos a couple days ago. I wonder how that would be hehe. The cashew sauce sounds amazing as well…!

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      1. Ah, interesting! I’ve always been tempted to buy fresh jalapenos, but assumed that they might be much hotter than pickled ones. I should go for it then!

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      2. Good tip about the seeds! I’ve learned time and time again the hard way that even within the same batch of chilies, each one varies in hotness. Eat one and it’s sweet and mild, so then you confidently eat the second one in a single bite…and then the panic strikes hehe

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