Cathy's Waldorf Salad
My mom made this often, but she used a whole lot more mayonnaise than I do. I always called it Waldorf salad, but the traditional version of that salad does not actually use bananas. I like the bananas, they add a little touch of sweetness and creaminess in contrast to the otherwise crunchy ingredients. If you want to be fancy you can serve this on a piece of lettuce, but we do not always have fresh lettuce available in the Roadtrek. It is ok without the celery, but I like that extra crunch.
1 stalk celery
lime or lemon juice
good quality Hungarian paprika
Core and slice the apple. Cut the banana in half lengthwise and slice. Cut celery stalk in half lengthwise and slice. Pour a little lemon or lime (I use Key Lime juice when available) over the apples and bananas and mix to completely coat. This prevents browning and adds a slight tart edge. Add sliced celery, chopped nuts and a small amount of mayonnaise just barely enough to give everything a thin coating. Put into serving dishes and sprinkle with a small amount of Hungarian Paprika. Serve chilled.
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