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Apple Celery Salad with Popcorn Seasoning

20 minutes total

Makes 4 - 6 servings
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The apple and celery salad debuted in New York at the Waldorf Astoria in 1893...

and while the hotel’s been closed for conversion to condos, its eponymous salad lives on. Originally made with just apples, celery, and mayo and served on lettuce, “Waldorf salad” now appears on menus with ingredients ranging from grilled chicken to blue cheese.

Inspired by the simplicity of the original, this version uses readily available winter produce, a handful of pantry staples, and a simple vinaigrette enriched with a dollop of mayo. While you can stop there and still have a very tasty salad, a spicy salt blend meant for popcorn adds even more flavor.

What you'll need


For the shopping list


apples (a mix of red and green is nice), cored and sliced


celery stalks, preferably the inner stalks with leaves, finely chopped


golf-ball sized shallot, finely chopped

1/4 - 1/2 cup of

walnuts, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup of

flat leaf parsley, chopped

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$8 - Netarts Bay - Oregon

Diaspora Turmeric Popcorn Seasoning

$16 - Gossen Island - Norway

Sea Salt Flakes


From the kitchen

Large Mixing Bowl

Cutting Board

Chef's Knife

Measuring Spoons

From our shop

"While celery's ribs provide both flavor and crunch, the pale green leaves hiding inside are the best part."

~ Jim Dixon, founder Wellspent and Real Good Food

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Combine the apples, celery, shallot, walnuts, and parsley in a bowl. Mix in 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, then add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and toss well.

Step 2

Stir in the popcorn seasoning, and taste before adding any additional salt.

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Diaspora Turmeric Popcorn Seasoning

Jacobsen Salt Co. + Diaspora Co.Netarts Bay - Oregon
Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar

Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar

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Olive Oil

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