Waldorf Cabbage Salad

I came across a vintage recipe for Waldorf Salad made with cabbage (!) and the publisher’s own jarred coleslaw dressing.


I loved the concept – except for the jarred dressing bit. My mom’s Waldorf salads were made with apples and walnuts and grapes, and always served in little footed compotes, but, no lettuce, and certainly no cabbage.

Anywho, I set off to try it.

Though, of course, with my own dressing.

•1/3 cup mayonnaise
•1 tbsp sugar
•1 tbsp lemon juice
•1 tsp vinegar
•1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper

•3 cups shredded cabbage
•1 apple, cored and diced
•1/2 cup diced celery
•1/2 cup chopped walnuts
•1/4 cup diced red onion

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, then toss with the shredded cabbage in a large bowl and set aside to rest for ten minutes or so.

Add the apple, celery, walnuts, and onion; toss to mix, then cover and stash in the fridge until ready to serve.

A very nice salad, and…

kinda surprisingly (to me, anyway), it feels very “Spring-like.”

So, skip the grapes and the raisins, add red onion and cabbage, and, of course…

make your own dressing.

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