Welcome to Whole Food Wednesdays. I think I’m about to start a trend because for the third week in a row I’m going to post yet another salad recipe: The Waldorf Salad. Now I know what you’re thinking, there’s nothing exciting going on here. It may not be the most innovative creation but it is a wonderful winter salad. This salad is simple and allows all the natural flavors to come through.
So a little history lesson for you. The Waldorf Salad was developed in and around the 1890’s, but the addition of walnuts did not come until the 1930s. So, traditionally the recipe was made of apples, celery, walnuts and a mayonnaise dressing served on a bed of lettuce. All kinds of variations now exist including chicken, turkey, grapes and yogurt for the dressing. So I won’t be the first to scandalize this salad recipe said to be created by Oscar Tschirkyof New York.