Waldorf salad

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 272
  • Protein: 4
  • Fats: 24
  • Carbohydrates: 8

    Waldorf salad is a very simple and extremely quick dish. And even more than reasonable in terms of ingredients. However, there’s only a few of them: nuts, celery, apple, mayonnaise and spices. Waldorf salad recipe which offers HozOBoz you has a lot of different variations, but we will focus on the classic and authentic version of this unpretentious yet fascinating dish.

    The story behind the salad:

    Classic «Waldorf» salad includes, as we mentioned above, fresh apples, celery, walnuts, mayonnaise and spices. This salad was created roughly between the 1893 and 1892 in «Waldorf Hotel», New York. This hotel was the predecessor of the well-known «Waldorf Astoria», which arose from the merger of the aforementioned «Waldorf Hotel» with adjoining hotel «Astoria», and opened in 1897. But, let’s get back to the «Waldorf Hotel» the maitre d’hotel of which was someone called Oscar Cirka.

    Oscar inspired hotel chefs to create many dishes for «Waldorf Hotel» menu and some recipes were designed by himself. In 1896 the "Waldorf" salad recipe appeared in a cookbook released by Oscar. By the way, he added nuts in the recipe later, and in 1928 he appeared with a recipe that is familiar to all of us. This salad has become so popular, so fond of the public that the legendary Cole Porter mentioned it in his song «You're The Top» released in 1934.

    There are many varieties of Waldorf today. For instance, it may include ingredients such as chicken, turkey, grapes, raisins, lemon peel, orange peel, all kinds of dried fruits. Optionally, the salad may be dressed with mayonnaise and yogurt or sour cream. Moreover, there is even a so-called Emerald Waldorf, in which celery is substituted with cauliflower. The original recipe implies walnuts but they can be easily replaced by other types of nuts. Now, Waldorf salad is a classic dish which is served all over the world in almost every self-respecting restaurant.

    Health benefits of the salad

    Seeing components salad "Waldorf", no one can doubt whether it’s healthy or not. Apple, celery root and nuts have such an amount of nutrients that eating a salad at least every other day, you can avoid many health problems. Let's start with the celery. It is truly an indispensable product! It is difficult to find a decent alternative because its composition is unique: vitamins A, group PP, B, K, C, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, folic acid and manganese. Celery contains oils and acids essential for the human body. So rich composition can not give the slightest reason for any doubt whether this product is healthy or not.

    Now, let’s move to apples. There’s no wonder that even in ancient times it  was said that those who eat an apple at least once a day will always be full of health and strength. Energy is also provided by walnut because it contains vegetable protein. Walnuts save the organism in case of avitaminosis or the shortage in the body of iron and cobalt salts. Potassium and magnesium contained in walnut are useful against anemia. Walnuts are useful against diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys. These nuts are can provide a preventive care for anemia, atherosclerosis and diseases of the cardiovascular system.

    Ingredients for Waldorf salad:

    • 1 celery root
    • 2 apples (preferably sour)
    • 2/3 cup of walnut (peeled)
    • ½ cup of mayonnaise
    • 2/3 tsp of salt
    • 1/3 tsp of ground black pepper

    The preparation process

    1. First peel the nuts.

      Have the nuts peeled.

    2. Then peel the celery root.

      Get celery root ready for further use.

    3. Now we need to cut celery into thin strips. This can be best done with a slicer. If you don't have one, it does not matter so much, just chop celery as thin as possible with a knife.

      Cut the celery into thin strips.

    4. Peel the apple and cut into strips, as well as celery. Our chef used slicer directly over the bowl so that the apple fell straight to the sliced celery.

      Cut apples into strips the same as celery to make the salad look organically.

    5. In a bowl with apple and celery, add some chopped walnuts.

      Put some chopped walnuts in a bowl.

    6. Season with salt and pepper, then with mayonnaise. It is desirable, of course, that mayonnaise is homemade. Remember that you may use sour cream or natural yogurt. Mix.

      Now the salad should be seasoned with spice and dressed with home-made mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt.

    7. We spread salad in a salad bowl and serve.

      Ready salad can be spread on plates and served.

    Today you had the opportunity to make sure that the cooking Waldorf salad -is a simple thing, you also learned that to the mentioned ingredients can always be supplemented with\ grapes or dried fruits. Well, HozOboz has acquainted you with an interesting history and origin of the famous salad with its classic recipe as well as with its healthy features. We’re looking forward to your letters with original recipes.

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