Thursday, October 30, 2008

Waldorf with a Twist

We had some nice Fuji apples in the fridge but not enough for a pie or a tart, so instead I had the idea to make apple salad. I didn't want a heavy, honest-to-the-recipe Waldorf salad but I did want some sweet and savory crunch.

I diced the apples, some celery and fennel, mixed that all together with some raisins.

All that sweetness needed something to keep it from being cloying, so I added a full lemon's worth of juice and the zest from half the lemon to a very little mayo and stirred them together. Also added a handful of walnut pieces for the nutty bitterness, two green onions, sliced, and a lot of fresh thyme from the garden to slide it over to the savory side. Toss and tumble.

All in all, we were pleased with this twist on the Waldorf.

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2 Comments:

Blogger dancingmorgan mouse said...

Sounds great - we had Waldorf on Tuesday, I make a dressing out of yoghurt & lemon juice because I’m trying to be a bit healthy after our recent decadence, I love all the crunch of a Waldorf!

Thursday, October 30, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Morgan, good idea to use yogurt - wish I had thought of that! You're right, it's the crunch that pleases.

Friday, October 31, 2008  

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