Recipe: Chai Waldorf Salad

by JJ Virgin on January 21, 2017

The first Waldorf Salad was created at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1896. It was an instant hit and soon became a classic for lunch and brunch!

The original shared some common ingredients with this recipe: juicy chunks of apple, sliced celery, and chopped nuts. However, we’ve introduced our version to the 21st century with the addition of cultured coconut milk (or full-fat Greek yogurt, if you prefer) and chai protein shake powder. They give it the protein the original recipe lacks, meaning you won’t have a carb crash after brunch ends.

Chai Waldorf Salad joins Freshly Juiced Jalapeno Bloody Mary; Individual Baked Breakfast Frittatas; and Turkey, Spinach, and Strawberry Wraps in our Classic Sunday Brunch menu.

Chai Waldorf Salad

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January 21, 2017

Chai Waldorf Salad stars in our Classic Sunday Brunch menu, but it’s a convenient and tasty way to get your protein, fruits, and veggies any time of day!

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1 and 3

  • Prep: 15 mins


2 scoops JJ Virgin Vanilla All-In-One Shake

8 oz. cultured coconut milk or full-fat plain Greek yogurt*

2 tbsp freshly ground flaxseed

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 organic apple, cut into 1/2-inch chunks*

1/2 cup celery, cut into 1/2 inch slices

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, plus 1 Tbsp to garnish


1In a medium glass bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients to make a thick dressing.

2Stir in the apple, celery, and nuts until well-coated.

3Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.

*If dairy is an issue, please substitute unsweetened cultured coconut milk. If you’re in Cycle 2 of the Sugar Impact Diet, wait to make this recipe because it contains fruit. Visit to find out more about JJ Virgin Chai Plant-Based All-In-One Protein Shake.

This recipe is part of the Classic Sunday Brunch menu, with a Freshly Juiced Jalapeño Bloody Mary; Individual Baked Breakfast Frittatas; Chai Waldorf Salad; and Turkey, Spinach, and Strawberry Wraps. Check out the Classic Sunday Brunch Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and tricks for the perfect morning brunch.

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