the great gatsby waldorf salad

apple buttlermilk mint bleu cheese walnut salad

The Great Gatsby Waldorf Salad will sweep you back into an era of opulence. But, wait! You’re here now! Amazingly, no may! Really!

Waldorf Salad with Apples

This  the Great Gatsby waldorf salad recipe hits on all cylinders! Holidays. Check!  Apple season. Check!  Anytime good eats. Check check!  

Dressing for Apple Salad

Since I’m a blue lover, have to have some crunch in a bite, and just get happy with a burst of juice. I’ve included some of my favorite healthy ingredients.

And, you’re going to be using my blue cheese dressing recipe for this salad. No mayo! 

Waldorf Salad Ingredients

Perfect with a piece of grilled meat or seafood, this ‘salad’ could masquerade as a dessert.

While traditional ingredients are in this salad. I’ve added some unexpected ones! 

Healthy Waldorf Salad

No kidding, it’s that perfectly designed! It’d be a ‘European’ like after dinner treat.

Modern Waldorf Salad

And don’t forget the wine, espresso, after-dinner drink, and, oh yes!  Chocolate!

apple buttlermilk mint bleu cheese walnut salad

the great gatsby waldorf salad

Yield: 6 folks


  • 3 large crisp apples, cut into pieces
  • 1 large lemon—juice only
  • 1 ½ cups sliced celery
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup California walnuts, roughly broken into pieces
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 Tbl. honey
  • 2 Tbl. lemon thyme (just the small leaves)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk mint bleu cheese dressing—click here for recipe
  • 1/3 cup bleu cheese crumbles
  • Fresh lemon thyme sprigs


  1. In a mixing bowl, toss the apple pieces in the lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. Add the celery, salt, walnuts, and toss.
  2. In a small bowl, drizzle the pomegranate with the honey and coat them all well. Add to the mixture along with the thyme and toss well, but gently.
  3. Drizzle on the bleu cheese dressing and fold into the mixture. Refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with bleu cheese crumbles and a sprig of lemon thyme.

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apple buttlermilk mint bleu cheese walnut salad

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  1. What type of dressing can be substituted for the blue cheese dressing?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not a fan of blue cheese dressing. What can you substitute with this beautiful salad?

  3. Wow, what a great sounding salad! This sounds so delicious and full of flavor…can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Thank you, luv, for visiting!…it’s really one of my very favorites…almost like a dessert…you could of course sub out the pomegranante when not in season xox

    2. Always excited to see you here in the kitchen w/me, Jodee! Thank you, luv xo

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