Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Waldorf Salad

The only good recipe that came out of the new ones I made this Christmas is this tweaked version of Waldorf Salad from the Epicurious website. The key here is to let the salad sit in the fridge overnight so that the flavours meld well.

This salad is a great refreshing contrast to lots of rich and fatty food that is often served during the holiday seasons. I highly recommend this one folks especially with the Sweet Spicy Pecans that adds a bit of crunch and strong flavour.

Waldorf Salad

1 1/3 cups very thinly sliced celery
1 1/3 cups red seedless grapes - cut in half
4 Golden Delicious apples - cored (not peeled) and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
2/3 cups dried cranberries
1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp sour cream or plain full-fat yoghurt
1 tsp sugar
  1. Put dried cranberries in a heatproof bowl and pour the boiling water on top. Let soak until soft - about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a big bowl. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add all the other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. Chill in the fridge overnight.
  5. Serve on a bed of lettuce and with a sprinkling of Sweet Spicy Pecans on top.