Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Waldorf Salad Coleslaw

A Waldorf Salad is traditionally made with fresh apples, celery and walnuts, dressed with mayonnaise and served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer.

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
In a large bowl, stir together the cabbage, apple strips, celery and walnuts.  In a smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, oil and the vinegar until the dressing is smooth and combined.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well.  Chill, covered for 2 hours.
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  1. That looks amazing. It must e great with green apples.

  2. This looks wonderful! I love salads with apples... my favorite! what a lovely recipe.

  3. Hi Patti, thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe today on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday! What a great addition . . . so fresh and good for all of us! I hope all is well with you and your new biz, sweetie! Take care and hope to see you again next week if you like. Hugs, Roz


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