From the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to your lunch
|Waldorf Salad was created in 1896 by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel (dining room manager) of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Containing only apples, celery and mayonnaise on a bed of lettuce, it was an instant hit. Chopped walnuts were later added to the recipe, and subsequent variations included grapes. You can update this old-fashioned favorite of the “ladies who lunch” by adding tuna, which gives it universal appeal. Here’s a quick recipe from StarKist. Prep Time: 10 Minutes. Serves 2.
1. In a large bowl, toss together apples and lemon juice. Add celery, raisins, walnuts and tuna; toss gently.
2. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, and cinnamon; blend well. Pour dressing over apple-tuna mixture; toss gently to coat.
3. Serve over greens.