Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday's the Potluck Club.-Waldorf Salad

My daughter asked me to make a Waldorf salad after are meeting with the Nutritionist. I haven't really thought of this salad in a long time. They are somewhat of a vintage dish.
Created by Oscar Tschirky of Switzerland, also known as "Oscar of the Waldorf". He worked for the Waldorf Hotel in New York City in the Late 1800's as maître d'hôtel. Developing many dishes this was one of his famous ones. Take note here he was not a chef. How ever he love to have picnics on his farm in New Paltz. Invited many chefs, family and friends to them. Later the farm became a retirement home for Chefs! It was not originally made with Nuts. They were added years later. Therefore mine does not have nuts. Although I did add that flavor to it.

Healthy Maple Waldorf Salad- Makes 8-1/2 cup servings

4 Small sweet apples( about 2 cups when diced)
1 Medium banana ( about 1cup when diced)
3 oz Sun-Maid Raisins
1 cup diced Celery
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Jif Omega-3 Creamy Peanut Butter.
1/2 cup Kraft Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Combine diced Apples, Banana, Raisin and Celery in a 2 quart serving bowl.
Mix Syrup, Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise together . Stir until smooth texture if achieved.
Fold into Fruit Mixture Gently.
Cover and Put in Refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
Mix gently before serving.

*Hints*You can add a little lemon to prevent apples from browning.
To plump raisin a little place in a glass bowl and Microwave for 20 seconds.

Copyright 2010 by "AuntieE's CookBook/MDubros"

Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 8
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 233.5

* Total Fat: 12.3 g
* Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
* Sodium: 245.4 mg
* Total Carbs: 30.8 g
* Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
* Protein: 2.5 g

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