This crunchy, bitter sweet and spicy salad makes a tasty appetizer, side or addition to any meal, even brunch!
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 hotel in New York City.
Oscar Tschirky, who was the Waldorf’s maître d’hôtel and developed or inspired many of its signature dishes. The Waldorf is generally made of fresh apples, celery, grapes and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce.
Herbes salées, or fresh herbs and vegetables preserved in salt, are a traditional seasoning from Québec, and in Acadian parts of Atlantic Canada. The salted herb mixtures are used to season stews, soups and sauces etc… and can be kept in the fridge or freezer for several months.
Root vegetables are so fun and versatile. You can eat them in a stew, a soup, raw, baked, or roasted – among other ways – and make a fantastic vehicle for almost any flavour profile. Be sure to taste them before using, so you can decide on quantity of each, based on your own personal preferences. This tart makes an excellent appetizer, brunch item or lunch with a side salad. Enjoy!