Waldorf Salad, created by Oscar Tschirky in 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, New York, in the United States of America.
- 1 large Granny Smith apple
- 1 large Red Delicious apple
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 80 g (⅓ cup or 3 oz) of raisins
- 80 g (⅓ cup or 3 oz) of chopped walnuts
- 80 g (⅓ cup or 3 oz) of chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 6 large leaves of lettuce
- 10 halved maraschino cherries
- Slice the apples into wedges, place in a bowl.
- Pour lemon juice on the apple wedges, and ensure a light coating to prevent browning.
- Plumpen the raisins by placing them in warm water for 5 minutes, drain well.
- Mix celery, raisins and walnuts into the bowl of apple wedges.
- Mix the mayonnaise and sugar together, then pour into the apple mixture, ensure a light coating on all items.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes
- Place three lettuce leaves on a large plate and three on another, place half of the mixture on each set of leaves, sprinkle 5 cherries on each salad.
Notes, tips, and variations
- Though the original salad only used apples, celery and mayonnaise; walnuts mixed in have become an integral part of the modern version of the salad and cherries are only used as a sweet addition to further the contrasts within the salad.
Instead of raisins, try using grapes to create the same sort of taste but more wholly and not as rich.