This simple salad has been a popular classic since the late 19th century. It was first served by what was then the Waldorf Hotel and is today the Hotel Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue. If you are pressed for time, you can substitute shop-bought mayonnaise for home-made in this recipe, but the extra effort is really well worth it. Promise.
To make the mayonnaise, combine the egg yolk, mustard, vinegar and
For the salad, peel the celeriac and apples and slice into thin julienne strips. This is best done using a mandolin with julienne attachment. Immediately transfer to a bowl and combine with the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the mayonnaise with the yoghurt and honey. Divide the Waldorf salad among plates and serve with the mayonnaise, caramelised nuts and chopped chives.
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