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'Oscar of the Waldorf' Salad

A legendary salad from one of the world's finest hotels
'Oscar of the Waldorf' Salad recipe - The Daily Meal
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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

This recipe is from ''Oscar of the Waldorf's Cookbook'' (Dover Pubns, 1973) by Oscar Tschirky, and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.

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  • 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.