I love New York City in the Spring! The hustle and bustle of the crowds, the sights and colors…so exciting! My husband and I like to have a drink in the Waldorf-Astoria lounges – either the Bull & Bear or Peacock Alley…so elegant and absolutely lovely. For today’s post I’m sharing a take on a special salad that was created back in the 1890s by the maître d’hôtel Waldorf, Oscar Tschirky. This delightful salad has diced apples, thinly sliced celery, crunchy walnuts and is mixed with a mayonnaise-based sauce. I add a handful of seedless black grapes and wrap it up in Boston lettuce leaves for a light lunch…truly delicious!
Waldorf Salad Wraps
2 Gala Apples
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
small bunch of seedless black grapes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8-10 Boston lettuce leaves
Gather your ingredients. Dice the apples and slice the grapes in half. In a mixing bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar & salt. Add the diced apples, celery, walnuts and grapes. Toss to combine.
Layer two or three Boston lettuce leaves on each plate. Scoop some Waldorf Salad on each leaf.
Feast your eyes on those lovely fruits!
Wrap up each Boston lettuce leaf and take a bite!