Waldorf Salad

Recipe inspired by the book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night. “

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning—— “

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Waldorf Salad

Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, The Great Gatsby, Vegetarian
Servings 12 wraps


  • 6 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sweet apples cored and chopped
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes sliced in half (or 1/4 cup of raisins)
  • 1 cup celery thinly sliced
  • 1 cup slightly toasted walnuts chopped
  • 3 cups roasted chicken chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 head of Butter lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt. Add the apple, grapes, walnuts and celery to the bowl.
  2. Toss until evenly coated, refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve 1/2 cup of salad on each butter lettuce leaf.

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