I’ve been wanting to make this salad for a long time but I kept thinking I needed a special occasion. Perhaps it is the title — Waldorf Astoria Salad. I decided to treat myself to it today, especially since I have some salad dressing left from Monday’s 1906 style dinner. I even have all the other ingredients something that has also stopped me this year. The recipe was contributed by L. M. Crothers to the 1906 Berlin Cook Book.
I decided to make just half of the salad. I used a Spy apple since it is a nice sour variety. It took just half the apple to get a cup of cubed apple. I didn’t bother peeling the apple as I thought the red colour would be nice. I cut two stalks of celery for 1 cup of chopped celery. Half a cup of chopped walnuts finished the ingredients. I stirred in a tablespoon of the Dressing Made with Butter and placed a couple of spoonfuls of the salad on a lettuce leaf before sampling.
L. M. Crothers is a mystery. There are no Crothers in Waterloo Generations website and the only ones in the census for 1901 and 1911 are not close and none seem quite right. L. M Crothers must have lived in the area between the censuses. Perhaps she came into the area because of one of the factories and moved on after just a few years.
Waldorf Astoria Salad is as good as I expected. The salad dressing works well with it and it is a very refreshing winter salad. The red and green colours in the salad make it a good choice for Christmas too. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful and healthy salad.
WALDORF ASTORIA SALAD
1 pint sour apples cut in cubes, 1 pint celery cut the same, 1/2 pint English walnuts, mix with mayonnaise dressing. Serve on lettuce leaf.