Waldorf Salad takes on new ways with substitutes (1957)
By Cecily Brownstone; Casper Morning Star (Wyoming) – January 10, 1957
Waldorf salad — featuring apples, celery and mayonnaise served on lettuce — has been a favorite ever since it was introduced into the American cuisine dozens of years ago. But nowadays, the salad has taken on new ways.
In the following recipe, for instance, a dressing of oil, vinegar and spices is substituted for the mayonnaise because crisp rich bacon is included in the main ingredients.
New Waldorf Salad recipe
Ingredients: 1 envelope old-fashioned garlic salad or French dressing mix, cider vinegar, water salad oil, 1/4 pound bacon, 1/2 of a medium-sized head lettuce, 1 cup diced unpeeled red apple, 1/2 cup diced celery, salt.
Method: Combine the salad dressing mix, cider vinegar, water and salad oil as directed on envelope. Cook bacon until crisp. drain and’ crumble. Shred lettuce into a bowl. or tear into bite-size pieces. Add apple, celery, crumbled cooked be- con and enough of the salad dressing to moisten; toss, adding salt to taste. Serve at once. Makes 4 small servings. Store remaining salad dressing in refrigerator.
MORE: Classic Waldorf Salad recipe
1. Adding walnuts to the basic Waldorf Salad mixture — apples, celery and mayonnaise — has been going on for so many years that it has ceased to be a liberty!
2. Adding diced cooked ham or smoked tongue is a way of making basic Waldorf Salad hearty for a lunch or Sunday night supper main course. Nice menu when preceded by split-pea soup and croutons.
3. Pitted fresh dates, cut into slivers with the kitchen scissors, are. sometimes added to basic Waldorf Salad. This is good served as a dessert salad.
4. Waldorf Salad may be made in molded form. Lemon flavored gelatin is spiked with a little vinegar and the apple and celery are folded in when the gelatin mixture has been chilled and is slightly thickened. When the salad is unmolded it should be served on‘ greens with mayonnaise. Salted nuts are a pleasant accompaniment.
5. Swiss or mild cheddar cheese may be finely diced and added. to the basic mixture.
6. Fresh pear is sometimes peeled and diced and used to supplement the apple. Or tidbits of canned pineapple may be used instead of the pear.
7. Even diced cooked potatoes have been added to the basic mixture for Waldorf Salad. For this combination sour cream, if available, may be mixed with the mayonnaise for the salad. For extra seasoning in this combination, dill is a good choice.
8. Shredded green cabbage may be added to the basic Waldorf Salad mixture.
9. Raisins have been known to be added to this salad. If this is your pleasure. wash the raisins in very hot water and drain well before using whole or chopped.
10. Leftover turkey or chicken white meat may be cut into thin strips and added to the basic Waldorf Salad mixture.
Make your salad ritzier: Tossed Waldorf Salad recipe (1982)
4 red apples, unpared
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped Diamond walnuts
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Core apples; dice two of them. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine with walnuts and celery. Serve on 6 individual lettuce-lined plates. Slice remaining apples. Arrange them around each serving. Top with mayonnaise.