Let me start by apologizing to all of you for being somewhat absent lately. With NYC Vegan coming out, Ethan and I have been rather busy touring and promoting the book. As part of the marketing for NYC Vegan there was a nice blog tour. For those of you unfamiliar with what a blog tour is, let me explain it to you: vegan bloggers are asked to share a recipe from a selected list of recipes from the book and often times will have a give away to win a copy of the book. If you’ve been following Vegan Mos for a while, you have likely seen some posts about cookbooks that are part of a blog tour. Now that the tour is over, we can share those same recipes.

To kick things off, here is the recipe for our vegan version of the classic New York City Waldorf Salad. This refreshing salad is perfect for hot and steamy summer days.

Waldorf Salad

Oscar Tschirky created this salad sometime between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel, the precursor of the now Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in Midtown East.

Serves 4

1/2 cup nondairy mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 medium Gala, Fuji, or other red sweet apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, and salt.

Stir in the apples, celery, walnuts, and grapes.

Chill until ready to serve.

(From NYC Vegan, copyright © 2017 by Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment. Used by permission. Photo by Jackie Sobon.)

If you want to eat vegan versions of classic and iconic New York City foods be sure to get a copy of NYC Vegan.