Waldorf salad, oddly enough, was invented not by a chef or restaurateur, but by the Waldorf's hotel maître d', Oscar Tschirky. Created to honor the hotel's 1893 opening, this salad is served with countless variations. This recipe is a simple but appealing combination of apples and celery pieces.—Marcy Goldman-Posluns, Chicago Tribune
- 2 apples (preferably 1 tart, 1 sweet apple)
- 1 Cup celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/4 Cup (about) mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
- Lettuce leaves, optional
Step 1: Peel and core 2 apples (preferably 1 tart, 1 sweet apple). Chop into 1/2-inch dice.
Step 2: In a bowl, combine 1 cup celery (cut into 1/2-inch pieces) with the chopped apple. Toss with (about) 1/4 cup mayonnaise (preferably homemade). Serve on a bed of lettuce, if desired.