Waldorf Salad

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

  • About

This salad of apple and celery, now a classic, was created in the late 1890s by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.



  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) water
  • 55


The Salad

Place the water, sugar and whole pecans in a saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for about 8–10 minutes. The syrup takes on a light colour and when the pecans are well coated, empty the contents of the saucepan onto a wire rack placed over a tray. Separate the pecans with a spatula so you don’t burn yourself. Allow to cool. Cut t