apple buttlermilk mint bleu cheese walnut salad

the great gatsby waldorf salad

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This  the great gatsby waldorf salad recipe hits on all cylinders! Holidays~~check!  Apple season~check!  Anytime good eats~check check!  Since I’m a bleu 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.

Perfect with a piece of grilled meat or seafood, this ‘salad’ could masquerade as a dessert~~no kidding, it’s that perfectly designed! It’d be a ‘European’ like after dinner treat~~and don’t forget the wine, espresso, after-dinner drink, and, oh yes!  Chocolate!

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle on the bleu cheese dressing and fold into the mixture. Refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with bleu cheese crumbles and a sprig of lemon thyme.
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apple buttlermilk mint bleu cheese walnut salad


  1. 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!

    • 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

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

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