Waldorf Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Vegan
No Gluten
Kid Friendly
Vegetarian
No Dairy

Title: Waldorf Salad
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Prep time: 10 minute

Cook time: 0 minutes 

Total time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 people 

I have always loved waldorf salads. It was the creamy mayonnaise sauce that made it for me. When I learned of the green goddess dressing that contains green herbs, chives and garlic I was sold. I put my own flare on the dressing and made sure I had the grapes and the walnuts, and that was it. The most delicious, nourishing and satisfying salad.

Ingredients

1 head of romaine lettuce
20 to 30 (or more) grapes, halved
1/2 cup walnuts, crushed
Dressing
7-9 tbsp Parsley (no stem)
4 tbsp Cilantro (optional)
3 tbsp Mayonnaise ( or 2 tbsp greek yogurt plain and 1 tbsp evoo)
1 tbsp Water
1 garlic clove
1/2 lemon, juice
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
pinch of salt
pepper
2- 3 green onions
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp  maple syrup (optional)
Drop of water (if needed)
 
 

Instructions

  1. Clean herbs very well. Cut all the stem off, leave only the leaves.

  2. Add herbs-parsley and cilantro (if using), into blender

  3. Add into the blender mayonnaise, water, garlic, ACV, lemon, salt, pepper, green onions, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup (touch of water if needed)

  4. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

  5. Rip the Romain lettuce leafs into bite sized pieces. Add to salad spinner or colander. Clean the lettuce, dry it and add it to a big bowl.

  6. Cut grapes in half. Break the walnuts into smaller peices. Sprinkle half of the grapes and half of the walnuts on top of the lettuce in the bowl.

  7. Pour half of the dressing onto the lettuce and mix it.

  8. Add a bit more dressing if you want, and mix again.

  9. Add the remaining grapes and walnuts to the top of the salad.

  10. Sprinkle some love and serve / enjoy immediately

Saving Money:

The herbs are the most expensive, I grow mine!  Inside during the winter as well. Get the walnuts at the bulk store where you can get the exact amount that you need

Quick Tips & Tools:

Tools:
salad spinner or colander.
Big bowl. Tongs

 

Tips: 
Double the salad dressing so you can have this salad a few times. Its so delicious and nourishing.

 

When taking this for Lunch:

Put the walnuts in a separate container. Pre-cut the grapes and put in a separate container. Pre wash and chop lettuce and put in a separate container. Pre make the dressing and have in a separate container as well. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy 🙂 Bring a big bowl to mix it all together and 2 forks. And napkins.

When pairing this for dinner:
Keep it fresh. You can see from the above picture that I serve it with homemade tabouli and cauliflower curry cold salad. Both of which are refreshing and delicious.

It also goes amazing along side chicken and rice!

**Inspired by Documentary “The Magic Pill” on Netflix

Saving Time:

Make a big batch of the dressing. That would be basically washing the herbs and throwing all of it in a blender, and doubling the remaining ingredients. You can then enjoy this salad quick times for lunch or as a side to dinner.

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