The salad was first created between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. It was the maitre d'hotel who created this recipe. The salad became so popular that Cole Porter featured it in his song "You're the Top".
This a version of the original salad. Everyone seems so anxious for the warm weather to come, yours truly included! This is a cool, crisp, salad, perfect for your first BBQ.
- 6 cups white cabbage, cored and chopped (or shredded, whatever you prefer)
- 2 Granny Smith Apples, cut into julienne strips, plus apple slices for garnish
- 2 ribs of celery, sliced thinly diagonally
- l/2 cup walnuts
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste