Main Course

Waldorf Salad

January 10, 2015

The New Year is here and if you’re anything like me you may want to kick it off with a good dose of Healthy Living.

I’m doing just that and starting 2015 with #SaladWeek!

These won’t be your typical lettuce and ranch concoctions, but rather a series of fresh, flavor-rich, gourmet salads that will excite everyones palletes.

Kicking it off, the Waldorf Salad.

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In a medium nonstick saute pan add 1 cup of halved walnuts…

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 …1/4 cup brown sugar…

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…4 tbsp honey…

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…and 1 tbsp of salt.

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Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the sugar has melted and the walnuts are coated thoroughly in the sweet sticky mixture.

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Transfer the candied walnuts to a tray lined with parchment or wax paper and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

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Slice 1 whole Gala or Honey Crisp apple.

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Then cut those slices into batonnets which are like matchstick-like shapes.

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Put the cut apple into a mixing bowl and add a little lemon juice…

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…and olive oil. Quickly toss it all together and set aside until ready to use.

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Cut 2 endives into quartered wedges.

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Season with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil…

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…and a pinch of salt and black pepper.

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Place the seasoned endive on a very hot grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, then remove from the grill.

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Toss a handful of cut and cleaned frisee into a mixing bowl along with a few leaves of radicchio and season with olive oil…

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…lemon juice…

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…salt, and black pepper.

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Place some of the dressed frisee and radicchio onto a serving dish…

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…along with a few pieces of the grilled endive…

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…candied walnuts…

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…apple sticks…

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…a few dollops of greek yogurt…

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…some good ’ol crumbled blue cheese…

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…and a few leaves of italian parsley for a refreshing finish.

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Feel free to chop all the ingredients up and make this a “Chopped Waldorf” if you like something a bit easier, but either way, this is one of those salads that’s going down in my book as a fav. ENJOY!

Waldorf Salad

Ingredients

  • SALAD:
  • 1-2 yellow endive
  • 1 head of radicchio
  • 2 bunches of frisee
  • 2 Gala apples
  • 1-2 tbsp of blue cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • CANDIED WALNUTS:
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium nonstick saute pan add 1 cup of halved walnuts, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 4 tbsp honey, and 1 tbsp of salt.
  2. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the sugar has melted and the walnuts are coated thoroughly in the sweet sticky mixture.
  3. Transfer the candied walnuts to a tray lined with parchment or wax paper. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Slice 1 whole Gala or Honey Crisp apple and then cut those slices into batonnets which are like matchstick-like shapes. Put the cut apple into a mixing bowl and add a little lemon juice and olive oil. Quickly toss it all together and set aside until ready to use.
  5. Cut 2 endives into quartered wedges, then season with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Place the seasoned endive on a very hot grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, then remove from the grill.
  6. Toss a handful of cut and cleaned frisee into a mixing bowl along with a few leaves of radicchio and season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.
  7. Place some of the dressed frisee and radicchio onto a serving dish along with a few pieces of the grilled endive, candied walnuts, apple sticks, a few dollops of greek yogurt, some good ’ol crumbled blue cheese, and a few leaves of italian parsley for a refreshing finish.
http://www.byrontalbott.com/waldorf-salad/

 

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| Left: Pepper Grinder | Top Middle: All-Clad Bowl Set | Top Right: Boos Cutting Board |

| Bottom Middle: Glass Bowl Set | Bottom Right: All-Clad Fry Pan |

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