|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||New York|
|Created by||Oscar Tschirky|
|Main ingredients||Apples, celery, mayonnaise, walnuts, grapes|
|Variations||Poultry, dried fruit (raisins, dates), yogurt dressing, zest of citrus|
The name comes from the fact that the Waldorf salad was first created for a charity ball given in honor of the St. Mary's Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Oscar Tschirky, who was the Waldorf's maître d'hôtel, and who developed or inspired many of its signature dishes, is widely credited with creating the recipe. In 1896, the salad appeared in The Cook Book by "Oscar of the Waldorf".
In popular culture
Other ingredients, such as chicken, turkey, and dried fruit (e.g. dates or raisins) are sometimes added. Updated versions of the salad sometimes change the dressing to a seasoned mayonnaise or a yogurt dressing. A variation known as an "Emerald Salad" replaces celery with cauliflower. The modern Waldorf salad also may include the zest of oranges and lemons.
- Fruit salad
- List of fruit dishes
- List of regional dishes of the United States
- List of salads
- "Waldorf Salad" (Fawlty Towers)
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