Are you still looking for a surprising starter for Christmas or Easter? Or any other occasion? Then try this skyscraper-like variation on the classic Waldorf salad. The same ingredients but a different architecture: Waldorf towers. Proof your skills in building this tower and keeping it stable until all plates are on the table 😉
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About Waldorf salad
A Waldorf salad is named after the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. It was first served in 1896 on a charity ball for children. After that, it appeared in the cookbook “Oscar of the Waldorf“. Oscar Tschirky, the chef cook of the hotel, published it in the same year.
The original version was very simple, with only apples, celery and mayonnaise. The nuts appeared first in a cookbook in 1928, “The rector cook book”. Over time more and more variations were created, with other ingredients, like raisins and smoked chicken or turkey..
In the 1970s the recipe became world famous thanks to the hilarious British series “Fawlty Towers” with John Cleese.
A salad is not just a salad. Then please also check these surprising ideas for salads to start your meal:
- chicory and arugula salad with blood sausage.
- apple-potato salad.
- watermelon strawberry salad.
- chicory salad with autumn fruits
- asparagus strawberry salad
- tasty lukewarm chickpea salad
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.