Port and apple waldorf


This salad was first created over a century ago. It may seem old fashioned and not look too exciting, but the sweet crunchy salad combined with the pork make for a refreshing summer meal. You may just be surprised. Try using different coloured apples and grapes.

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

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  • ½ cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 red apples, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 sticks celery, cut into matchsticks
  • 20 seedless grapes, halved
  • 400g cooked pork, shredded and warmed
  • 4 handfuls mixed lettuce (optional)


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice from apples
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons white condiment (white balsamic vinegar)
  • ½ teaspoon hot English mustard

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Coat the pecans with maple syrup and toast under high grill for a few minutes. Allow to cool on a plate (so they don’t stick), then chop roughly.

Place the lemon juice in a salad bowl and add chopped apples (this will stop them from going brown). Give a quick toss to make sure all the apples are coated then add celery and grapes.

Strain the lemon juice from the apples, mix with remaining dressing ingredients in a jar and shake until combined.
Taste and adjust to your liking. Add more mustard if needed. Pour over apple and celery mix and toss together.
Add pork and toss again.

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As published in Peninsula Kids – Spring 2018


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