Thursday, 20 February 2014

Waldorf salad | Kukskitchen

It is my son's 5th birthday today and I thought why not share something that he made. Presented below is a Waldorf Salad that he made during is holidays as part of his School project. They all had to decide on a recipe, buy ingredients, prepare, write the ingredients and method and take a picture of their creation and take them all to school. We decided on this salad as it was easy to make and write and delicious to eat. It ticks the healthy box too. So off we went. We did a bit of research as to how and where it was first prepared etc. He had just recovered from chicken pox then. I think you can still see the scars if you look carefully. He was ever so excited to do this project still. :D

According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf Salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel of the Waldorf Astoria. The original recipe consisted only of diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added later to this now American classic. Some prefer their Waldorf salad made with yogurt, instead of mayo.

A few things before we start: 
  • The original recipe calls for mayonnaise, but we used full fat thick greek yogurt and it was delicious.
  • You can substitute grapes with 1/4 cup of raisins.

Waldorf Salad Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves 2.


Slightly toasted walnuts - 1/2 cup
Celery, thinly sliced - 1/2 cup
Red seedless grapes, sliced - 1/2 cup
Sweet apple, cored and chopped- 1
Mayonnaise - 3 tbsp
Fresh lemon juice - 1 tbsp


  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise (or yogurt) and the lemon juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. Mix in the apple, celery, grapes, and walnuts. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce. 

Recipe by Sherin Deepu of KuksKitchen 

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  1. wow happy birthday to your son :) and such an inviting salad made by him !!

  2. this is nice..definitely on my to do list next tim e we have guests over. thanks for sharing dear.

  3. Happy Birthday Kutta :) Healthy and inviting salad dear !!

  4. That's pretty neat! Happy Birthday to your awesome little son :)

  5. mind blowing clicks.. looks too yummy:)

  6. Happy B'day wishes to your son and great salad recipe hearing it for the first time......lovely clicks.. tooo

  7. I'm not a salad fan..but this is my fav...your clicks r so inviting.. God bless your Son..

  8. thanks u dearies. :D Pls do try and send me pictures or link me on google plus or facebook.

  9. Happy birthday wishes mone.


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An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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