Monday, October 18, 2010

Waldorf Salad - Try #1

Wen had Waldorf Salad on the cruise and really liked it.
I only have a small bite, but it's good.
Since Waldorf Salad uses easy ingredients, I've decided to make it.

This salad got its name from the luxurious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Invented in 1896 not by a chef but by the maître d'hôtel Oscar Tschirky, the Waldorf salad was an instant success.

I searched the internet and found an easy recipe.
This is going to be my Try #1.

Waldorf Salad Recipe


* 1/2 cup chopped, slightly toasted walnuts
* 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
* 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, sliced (or a 1/4 cup of raisins)
* 1 sweet apple, cored and chopped
* 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
* 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
* Salt
* Pepper
* Lettuce


In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise (or yogurt) and the lemon juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. Mix in the apple, celery, grapes, and walnuts. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce.

Serves 2.

From Simple Recipes


I've made one salad with celery for Wen and one salad without celery for myself.
The taste of this salad is different from the one I had on the cruise.
Comparing to the one from cruise, this one is:
- more sour
- more sauce
Also, I think the one from cruise doesn't have pepper.

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