m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Waldorf Salad

This is my interpretation of a traditional dish my mother was craving. Of the many recipes I looked at, it ended up closest to Crunchy Waldorf Salad.



Toast walnuts 5 minutes at 350°; let cool. Core and chop apples to bite size, and mix with lemon juice in an airtight container. Chop grapes and celery; mix all ingredients.


I used currants in place of raisins, but in traditional recipes only raisins appear, while in modern ones grapes entirely supplant the raisins.

Peter requested a substitution of allspice and clove for the cinnamon and nutmeg, which I plan to try out next time. Some recipes substitute yogurt or cream for the mayonnaise, which Peter might also appreciate.

You can add chickpeas.