A Must-Have Vegan Waldorf Salad!
Most everyone has heard of Waldorf salad. It is a popular salad, super delicious and healthy, and today…it is VEGAN! Today’s featured chef Elizabeth Mansur, shows us how to make this delicious salad. She is an incredible inspiration, and super young and vibrant at age 70! Elizabeth is proof that a plant-based diet can help you live a long and healthy life. Now, let’s check out her awesome salad…
Who Is This Inspirational Chef?
At 70, Elizabeth is living proof that a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle pays off no matter what age you start!
Her journey as a vegetarian started years ago. She was primed and ready when the whole food plant-based movement took hold during the past decade. What a great time to be alive and well!
Elizabeth loves activities like tennis, yoga, and hikes, which keep her fit and flexible. Her passion for healthy living led her to explore ideas around whole food plant-based cooking, and she decided to take a vegan cooking course at Rouexbe culinary school in 2017. She believes the heart of the home is the kitchen… and that’s where her Lunch & Learn class was born. She hosted an intimate group of 6-8 guests in her eat-in kitchen.
Along her journey through volunteering, Elizabeth had the honor to learn from the American Cancer Society Gerson Institute and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. And she studies holistic studied at the school of healing art.
Elizabeth was able to parlay her knowledge and experience into her newfound San Diego vegan community. She created her own following to expand the awareness beyond her immediate community to both veg-curious and the restaurateurs catering to their emerging plant-based demand. One of her proudest accomplishments is repeatedly entering unknown territory by taking her meet-up followers to non-vegan restaurants as a demonstration to the restaurants on how to meet the demand of a growing plant-based society!
Back To The Waldorf Salad!
There is nothing like a good Waldorf salad! They are filled with grains, fruits, and veggies…what’s not to like? Elizabeth not only shows us how to make this delicious salad but she also shares her recipe for a delicious vegan dressing. I love a good salad, and this one hits the spot. I am posting both recipes below so you can give this a try and home if you are in the mood to eat healthily! And, if you are looking for other plant-based recipes to try please check out our archives. We have so many recipes to choose from, from all over the world. Also, be sure to watch #LunchBreakLIVE every day streaming LIVE at 12:30 pm PST on Facebook. Thanks for stopping by for lunch. Until next time…keep cookin’!
Vegan Waldorf Salad
- 1 cup cooked grain of your choice faro was mine
- 1/4 cup red onion or diced
- 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 2 apples I used honey crisp
- 1 cup seedless grapes red or green sliced in half
- 3 stalks celery diced
- 1 cup walnuts soaked
- 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries I used cranberries because I hate raisins
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 Tablespoons parsley or chopped kale
- Vegan Waldorf Dressing:
- 1/4 cup cashew mayo
- 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- Mix well and set aside to settle, it’s time for lunch!!!!
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Donna Dennison is an UnchainedTV writer, graphic designer, video editor, and IG contributor. Donna is also a creative in the film industry.