Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The Waldorf Salad was created in 1893 by the Maitre D of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Mainstay of the salad is apple, celery, and mayonaise. Other added additions are red or green grapes, raisins, chicken, turkey, even yogurt in place of mayonaise. I personally am not a huge mayonaise fan, so I woud opt for yogurt instead, but it does seem that mayonaise is the tradition.
This recipe seems to be a bit more appropriate for lunch, then a dinner salad. I am not including chicken in mine, but I do think the chicken turns it into more of a meal by adding the protein. Ingregients:

1/2 cup walnuts .75
1/2 cup celery .25
1 medium apple(any kind) diced .30
1/2 cup red or green grapes .30
1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt(kim is partial to greek yogurt).45
1/2 tsp lemon .05
Half a head of lettuce devided on four plates to create a "bed" for the salad.50

Combine yogurt and lemon(to be used for dressing)
toss first four ingredients together in a bowl, add dressing and mix well
serve on beds of lettuce

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