Classic Waldorf Salads

8 stalks crisp celery
2 rosy-skinned dessert apples lemon juice
? cup/50g/2oz walnuts
6 tbsp/90ml good mayonnaise
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Serves 2 - 4
If the celery is not crisp, immerse it in ice-cold water. It will soon freshen up. Pat dry and slice.
Core the apples but do not peel - the pink skin will give colour contrast to the salad. Slice and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discolouring.
Toss all the ingredients in the mayonnaise and season well.

This salad also tastes good with blue cheese dressing. Blend the mayonnaise with I tbsp blue cheese before adding to the salad.