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New Age Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad got its name from the Waldorf  Hotel in NYC.  It was very famous in the early 20th century when salad was a block of iceberg lettuce with Thousand Island (Russian) dressing and maybe a tomato garnish.  I’ve created, based on recipes in the Ultrametabolism Cookbook, and others I’ve seen, a mayo-less and somewhat healthier Waldorf salad.  You can experiment with fresh herbs, I especially like tarragon in this one, it goes very well with the fennel, which gives it a sweet flavor, with a crunch similar to celery. Ingredients: 3 apples, diced – I use gala, but you can use any firm fleshed apple, I don’t peel 1 bulb fennel, diced 3 stalks celery hearts, diced (the lighter, less bitter inside stalks of a celery bunch) 1 cup toasted walnut pieces (just pop in a pan and toast until they begin to brown, set aside) ½ cucumber, preferably english, peeled, seeded and chopped 2 Shallots, grated or diced very, very fine 2 handfuls of golden raisins (optional) Dressing: ¼ cup walnut oil* ~ …