December 17, 2012

My Christmas Waldorf Salad

With a big jar of pecan nuts in my pantry in preparation for Christmas baking and left-over roast chicken sitting in the fridge, my mind started concocting an idea for a delicious salad. With some crisp celery and green grapes as possible accompaniments, I started to think of the classic Waldorf salad. 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 create the classic salad dish.

My Waldorf salad has a Christmas touch, with chopped pecans, sliced grapes, shredded roast chicken and amazing vegan soy mayonnaise. It's the perfect lunch recipe to make for friends at this time of the year (or any for that fact!).

My Christmas Waldorf Salad


  • Shredded roast chicken, use as much as you have or like
  • 4 sticks to celery, chopped into small pieces
  • 8 green grapes, halved
  • 1 handful of pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a baby cos lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 handful of mung beans
  • 1 handful of snow pea sprouts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan mayonnaise
  1. Get a big salad bowl and pop in all your salad ingredients, chicken, nuts and mayonnaise and mix together.
  2. Enjoy!

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