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Apple Endive Waldorf Salad Recipe. All Variations

The Waldorf part of a Waldorf Salad signals the presence of apples, celery, and nuts.

Besides the above constant trademarks, there’s so much you can do with a Waldorf salad, including a main-course Waldorf Salad so let’s start with my favorite, then take it places! Passover: Adjust the dressing ingredients using what you have on hand.

Excerpted from  my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 2 gala or other fragrant apples, unpeeled, diced small
  • 4 ribs celery, peeled and sliced very thin
  • ½ small red onion, minced
  • Optional: 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, cashews, or pecans, toasted and chopped coarse
  • 1 cup remoulade dressing (recipe at the bottom)

Remoulade dressing:

This is an intensely flavored sauce with a robustness that is a good match for grated celery root, endives, watercress, as well as cold meats. It uses just a little fat and packs a great punch at a lower caloric cost.

  • ⅓ cup low-fat mayonnaise (if mayo is a problem, substitute ⅓ cup silken tofu plus 1/4 cup olive oil)
  • ⅓ cup milk or dairy-free milk, low-fat OK, a little more if needed
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup prepared white horseradish (or 2 tablespoons wasabi diluted in a little cold water)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Thin with a little more milk if necessary to make a creamy sauce. Makes about 2 cups. Store refrigerated in a glass jar.

Instructions

Place all salad ingredients in a bowl, adding the nuts just before serving so they don’t lose their crunch. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Makes 8 servings.

Variations: Play with the possibilities and enjoy an exciting Waldorf Salad each time.

  • Add shredded romaine, thinly sliced endive or fennel or grated celery root (in this
    case, make a little more dressing as the salad will get bulkier).
  • Throw in some freshly grated Parmesan
  • Substitute other kinds of nuts: pistachios, peanuts, almonds, pine, etc.
  • Turn the salad into a main course by adding some diced cooked salmon or sliced poached chicken breast or diced natural (no nitrites) smoked turkey or both.
  • Throw in some diced avocado.
  • Throw in some frozen corn, thawed.
  • Throw in some cooked brown rice, or any cooked grain you might have on hand.
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