Waldorf Salad for Two!
| June 28, 2016
In Cooking for One or Two, Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Waldorf Chicken Salad for Two
Cooking for two is always challenging. How do you take your favorite recipes and trim them down to just two servings? If you’re like me, you’re much more accustomed to doubling and tripling your favorites for a crowd.
It may seem like simple math: just divide by two or three. But it doesn’t always work that way. Most “large ingredients” such as protein, vegetable, etc. can be simply cut in half or a third; but a little more finesse is needed for sauces, dressings and seasonings. Otherwise, you may find your finished meal either dry or sopping wet.
My best advice is to mix gradually when self-adjusting a recipe. Yes, it can take longer, but adding by tablespoon or even teaspoon at a time can help you build until it is just right. It’s easier to add than to take away. If you’ve ever tried to reclaim mayonnaise after adding too much atop your ingredients, you know what I’m talking about.
No special math skills needed for today’s recipe, though. It is already adjusted for two servings. If you are cooking for one, leftovers are delicious for up to two days, so don’t fret. This is one recipe you will gladly have that second helping tomorrow for lunch. Enjoy!
Waldorf Chicken Salad for Two
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