Chef Michael Lomonaco, of New York's Porter House Bar and Grill, shares a recipe for classic Waldorf salad, the creation of which is credited to Oscar Tschirky of the original Waldorf Hotel (later the Waldorf-Astoria) in the late 1800s. The salad is quick and easy to prepare, and most of the work can be done ahead of time.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 apples, peeled and cored
- 1 cup celery, very thinly sliced
- 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
- Boston lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup walnut halves
1. Make the dressing by whisking the mayo, sour cream and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl.
2. Cut the apples into a large (1/2-inch) dice and add to the dressing, tossing well to coat. Add the celery and grapes and combine well.
3. Place lettuce leaves on salad plates and a mound the apples, celery and grapes in the center.
4. Top each salad with some walnuts and serve immediately.
Make-ahead: The dressing can be made ahead of time, the fruit and celery cut in advance and the salad assembled when time to serve.