Saturday, September 4, 2010

Waldorf Sandwich

I just made this today. It was delicious. I've always loved Waldorf salad but I've never made the stuff at home. I've come up with a couple of short cuts. This is the no mixing version. I also used a mandolin slicer for the apple. It is much faster, easier and uses less energy than a regular knife. If you rinse it off right away there is also minimal cleanup.

A Mandoline Slicer by Oxo

serves 1

1/4 apple I like Braeburn or Fuji but use your fav
6-8 green grapes
1T chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 - 1/2c deli chicken salad ( I just used Willow Tree; it's not organic but it doesn't have any chemicals in it like the other deli salads)
GF tortilla wrap, bun or bread
1c of bagged spring lettuce mix

Mayo on the bread/wrap. Add lettuce. Layer on the chicken salad. Sprinkle on nuts. Cut gapes in half and press into salad. Slice apple with mandolin right onto sandwich. Break larger pieces in half if using a wrap. Roll up or add top piece of bread.

Variations on a theme:
You can also add raisins or crasins. Just sprinkle on before pressing the grapes in.

Just because the salad comes from the deli does NOT mean it is made there. Chain supermarkets order commercial ready made salad that comes in tubs and cartons and are loaded with all of the usual preservatives and chemicals. Always ask if the salads are made on the premises. You might be surprised to find out just how few delis make their own stuff.

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