Sunday, September 28, 2014

Waldorf Salad (with a twist)








I received lots of hits on  the Instagram photo of this salad, which was a last minute addition to our Rosh Hashana table this year.  It was popular enough in our home this week that Eli ate the leftovers and I made another bowl for the second night of the holiday.

Waldorf Salad is something many of us suffered through making in "Home Ec" class in high school - too much mayonnaise made for a yuck factor. This version is just as simple, but updated, dried cranberries instead of raisins and much less mayonnaise than the original.


Ingredients are approximate, adjust it to your liking. You'll have enough to serve 6-8 as part of a mezza course.

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl, cover and chill for at least an hour before serving:

4-6 apples, peeled, cored and diced (I used Honey Crisp and Jazz, but use any apple you like)
1-2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 c finely chopped walnuts
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/4- 1/3 cup mayonnaise , mixed with approximately 1/4 tsp curry powder (if you don't think it's creamy enough, add a bit more mayo).

That's it!