Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

A little early for a spring greens and radish sprout salad—but how about this old classic as a transition from root vegetables into spring salads? The classic Waldorf Salad was indeed first introduced at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, in 1893—by the famous, Swiss-born maître d’hôtel, “Oscar of the Waldorf”. The simple salad was a popular counterpoint to the extravagant dinner excesses of The Gilded Age. Crisp apples and celery, toasted walnuts and a little lemony mayonnaise—a simple gift from The Gilded Age.

INGREDIENTS
• 2 red-skinned apples, cored and chopped
• 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
• 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted in skillet and chopped
• 6 tblsp mayonnaise
• 1 tblsp lemon juice
• Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine apples, celery and walnuts, then mix with dressing. Serve immediately. 4 servings

The Kitchen Hive

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