By Laura B. Weiss
Just because fresh greens and veggies aren’t’ readily available in the winter months is no reason to stop eating salad. Try some of these easy winter salad recipes from my latest NPR post, including this one for an updated version of that classic, the Waldorf Salad.
Not Your Aunt Zelda’s Waldorf Salad
I updated this classic recipe for “Apple, Celery and Nut Salad (Waldorf)” from The Settlement Cookbook, compiled by Mrs. Simon Kander (25th Edition, 1943). You may certainly opt for making the traditional dish, but I prefer the lighter, half-yogurt dressing and the additional adornments of beans and cumin.
Laura B. Weiss for NPR
Makes 4 servings
1 cup celery or two large stalks, cut lengthwise into pieces.
2 apples, cored and sliced (peeled or unpeeled)
1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup walnut meats, broken into pieces
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoons cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper
Mix together the celery, apple, garbanzo beans and walnuts. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and yogurt, then add the lemon juice, cumin, salt, cayenne and black pepper and mix well. Gently fold the dressing into the celery mixture. Spoon onto a bed of arugula. Serve chilled.