and while the hotel’s been closed for conversion to condos, its eponymous salad lives on. Originally made with just apples, celery, and mayo and served on lettuce, “Waldorf salad” now appears on menus with ingredients ranging from grilled chicken to blue cheese.
Inspired by the simplicity of the original, this version uses readily available winter produce, a handful of pantry staples, and a simple vinaigrette enriched with a dollop of mayo. While you can stop there and still have a very tasty salad, a spicy salt blend meant for popcorn adds even more flavor.
For the shopping list
apples (a mix of red and green is nice), cored and sliced
celery stalks, preferably the inner stalks with leaves, finely chopped
golf-ball sized shallot, finely chopped
walnuts, coarsely chopped
flat leaf parsley, chopped
From the kitchen
Large Mixing Bowl
From our shop
Combine the apples, celery, shallot, walnuts, and parsley in a bowl. Mix in 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, then add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and toss well.
Stir in the popcorn seasoning, and taste before adding any additional salt.