I was pretty intrigued by the name Waldorf Salad previously because I had always thought the salad was named after someone’s last name. Well, according to Wikipedia, the name of the salad came about when it was first created for a charity event that was held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1896.
The original dish was made with just apples, celery and mayonnaise unlike today’s version. Seemed like a really simple and unassuming dish, yet it was one of the signatures that was ever created. Now, it’s pretty much a heritage recipe. 😉
Hmm, it’s kinda pointless to share a recipe that just combines apples, celery and mayonnaise. 😀 You can probably find countless (classic) recipes on that – just search on Google.
I want something more. Something different.
A Different Waldorf Salad
Give the dressing a hint of spice with the addition of aromatic curry powder. Make it healthier by substituting most of the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt. Bulk it up with some brown & red rice that are low in GI and can enhance satiety. Everything just comes together perfectly. 😉
This Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad is pretty much a meal on its own. You can make it a day in advance and pack it for next day’s lunch as it tastes just as good when chilled.
Enjoy this recipe!
- 300g cooked chicken breast meat, diced
- 1 1/2 cups cooked brown & red rice
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 apple, diced
- 50g coarsely chopped walnuts
- 50g golden raisins
- 3 sprigs parsley, chopped
- 200g light Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tbsp curry powder