Walnuts are indeed wonderful. As are apples. And celery. Well, of course lots of other foods as well, but this combo has been on my mind and was evidently on the mind of the clever person who put them all together in Waldorf salad. Why stop there? Why stop with Waldorf salad? Why stop at all except for sheer exhaustion? That’s my usual M.O. anyhow until Little Sis says, “But what are you going to do to relax?” She gets a certain tone when she says this – sheesh! As if she’s one to talk 😉 Sometimes I call her to let her know I am just sitting or reading or doing something calm and still. Hmmm. Haven’t done that in awhile….
At any rate – I got a bee in my bonnet about that Waldorf combo and thought it should be explored in other avenues. I was thinking about Waldorf chili, but I wasn’t in the mood and was unsure about walnuts and tomato (please correct me if I’m wrong!), so I just decided to saute the Waldorf combo with some other lovely vegetables and my favorite spice cumin and it was a hit.
So I give you,
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 sweet onion (med – large)
3 large ribs celery
2 – 3 cloves garlic (I used 2 large cloves)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
3 -4 cups fresh spinach
1 large apple, cubed (I did not peel)
1 cup walnuts
1 cup peas (I used frozen)
2 – 3 red potatoes (optional)
– Chop and mince your onion and garlic respectively (and respectfully)
– Chop your celery (not mine)
If using potatoes (I made once with and once without – nice either way) slice thinly and add at this point until tender
Add salt and spinach until the spinach is wilted
Add apple, walnuts and peas to warm.
Serve. We did not use rice or other grain, although you could. I just wanted all that vegetabl-y goodness all by itself!
Have a wonderful Waldorf day and please share your own wonderful ways with walnuts!