Waldorf Salad

This is a salad with some history.  It’s said to have been the invention of Oscar Tshirky, who was the maitre d’hotel from the opening of the New York Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1893 until he retired in 1943.  It’s a simple, but tasty little salad that goes very well with roasted poultry.  The astringency of the walnuts plays off nicely against the mildness of the chicken or turkey, not to mention the stuffing!  This particular version is even low-fat.  While best served day-of, it will still be decent day-after.

Waldorf Salad

4 cups peeled, diced apple

1 cup diced celery (2-3 ribs)

1/2 cup diced seedless grapes

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise

1/4  cup low fat sour cream

Toss together apples, celery, grapes, and nuts.  Combine mayo and sour cream and pour over fruit.  Mix well.


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