Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf salad is a simple salad of apple,celery and walnuts with mayonnaise or thick yogurt. The salad was first made at the Waldorf Hotel in the 1890's and is quiet popular. It is usually served an a light meal or appetizer. I have adapted the salad recipe from Simply recipes to make my simple salad.I had never thought much about the apple -mayo combo,but the mixed flavoured salad was a hit at home and the taste was much better than expected.

Apple: 1 cored and chopped
Celery: 1/2 cup sliced
Walnuts:1/2 cup toasted
Raisins:1/4 cups
Mayonnaise: 2+ tbsp
Lemon Juice:1 tbsp
Salt & Pepper: as per taste

In a bowl, mix together mayo and lemon juice.Add salt,pepper as per taste.Mix in the apple,walnuts,raisins and celery.Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Surely appetizing salad. The after taste leaves you wanting more,I feel. Lettuce balances the entire taste and you are left feeling fresh.I used eggless mayo.You can also use thick yogurt instead for a healthier or low fat version. I used only little mayo or about 2 tbsp plus and got a light coating of the dressing on the items.Feel free to use more to make it look creamy and taste mayo-ish.The salad is very appetizing thats for sure.

Update on 18-jan-11: The salad is also my first entry to Only Salads at Chef & Her Kitchen and event by Foodelicious .


Unknown said...

yum yum yummmy my favoutate salad looks so inviting dear.

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely salad n name...Hey why dont u send this entry to my event naa..:)
chk my blog for further details..

Priya Suresh said...

Great looking salad, love fruits & nuts in salads..

Bombay Foodie said...

This is my favorite salad. I love the combination of celery, apples and walnuts!

Cham said...

With fruit and veggie- i am ready to dig at anytime, sounds good!

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