This is an old time recipe that was created around 1893 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. It is usually served on lettuce or radicchio, but I prefer to leave it out. A fun way to remember the original ingredients is the acronym CLAW – (celery, lettuce, apples & walnuts). I guess for me it would be CRAW (raisins instead of lettuce)! I just love this tasty salad in the fall when the apples are new. And, as I have said before, do not fail to toast the walnuts!
½ cup toasted Walnuts
1 large Apple, diced (2 cups)
1 cup Celery, sliced
¼ cup Raisins
¼ cup Reduced Fat (or not) Mayonnaise
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste
2 tsp. fresh Lemon Juice
- Combine apples, toasted walnuts, celery and raisins in a salad bowl.
- Mix mayonnaise, salt, pepper and lemon juice together and toss with apple-nut mixture. If dressing seems tart, add a bit of something sweet to taste.
Nutrition (with reduced fat mayonnaise): 198 Calories, 20g Carbohydrate, 14g Fat, 3g Protein