Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/ Wonderful Machine; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
26 Mins
Total Time
26 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salad)

The nuttiness of the steel-cut oats adds a great twist to traditional Waldorf Salad. Rinsing the oats removes excess starch on the outside of the grains, preventing them from becoming too sticky.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine oats, 1 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 7 minutes (do not stir) or until liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Place oats in a medium bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Combine walnuts, honey, and red pepper in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 4 minutes or until nuts are fragrant and honey is slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, vinegar, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add dressing, apple, radicchio, and grapes to oats; toss well. Place 1 1/2 cups oat mixture on each of 4 plates, and top each serving with about 3 tablespoons walnut mixture and 2 tablespoons blue cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

Yummy

ncchick11
August 31, 2015
I enjoyed this even more on day 2 when the oats softened up a bit more.  My only huge complaint is - yikes the calories for 1 cup!!??  But I will make this again.  I think if I were to serve it to guests, I'd replace the radicchio with bagged chopped cabbage and then serve it using the radicchio as a cup on the plate to hold it.  It would be very pretty that way.

"Ceege's Review"

tbarwell
March 14, 2015
I love steel cut oats and eat them almost daily for breakfast as an oatmeal dish.  I haven't tried this dish yet but look forward to it.  However, I cannot imagine the oats being cooked enough in just 7 minutes.  Will this be enough time to get the oats to chewable stage? 

ajvinande's Review

mermaidenseas
August 23, 2014
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sukeedog's Review

daneanp
March 22, 2014
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Foodporncess's Review

CookingCrazy
October 29, 2011
This is my new favorite breakfast. It's hearty enough to hold me to lunch. I just cut the portion size a little and don't eat it on the arugula.

ncchick11's Review

sukeedog
October 10, 2011
Substituted feta since I'm not a blue cheese fan and it was perfect!

mermaidenseas's Review

clnr42
September 05, 2011
I made this for a party this weekend, and it got RAVE reviews from the party guests. I sent out the recipe to several people after the party! Everyone was amazed at the combination of steel-cut oats with a waldorf salad. So nutty, flavorful, and healthy! And it was the first time I had used steel-cut oats and am now so excited to introduce this into our food repertoire! Such a great alternate to rice, quinoa and couscous. Thanks for the great recipe, CL!

tbarwell's Review

ajvinande
August 25, 2011
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clnr42's Review

rosielucchesini
August 25, 2011
I made this exactly as written and it was wonderful. I cooked it last night and put it in the fridge for lunch today - just kept the cheese and walnuts separate. It held up great. The oats are quite chewy - I liked them that way, but I could see making this with other grains as well (quinoa or brown rice, maybe) if you don't.

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Foodporncess
August 22, 2011
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