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3 Post-Holiday Detox Salads: Lose Those Extra Pounds!

A healthy salad is the go-to meal for anyone who's trying to detox and lose post-holiday pounds. Thankfully, there are many salad recipes that are not only rich in fibre, but are also very delicious - you wouldn't feel like you're detoxing at all!

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Seriously Delicious Detox Salad

Detox Salad Recipe with Carrot Ginger Dressing

If you like your salad colorful, you'll surely love this Seriously Delicious Detox Salad recipe from Gimme Some Oven. A lovely combination of kale, broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, almonds, and aromatics, this salad boasts of a rich texture and an even richer palate profile.

Detox Salad Recipe with Carrot Ginger Dressing

"This easy Detox Salad recipe is made with a rainbow of delicious ingredients that you can feel great about enjoying!  Plus, it’s topped with my favorite Japanese Ginger Carrot Dressing."

Ingredients:
DETOX SALAD INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 cups finely-chopped* kale leaves
  • 2 cups finely-chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cups finely-chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick (shredded) carrots
  • 1 cup roughly-chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup thinly-sliced green onions
  • 1 avocado, peeled pitted and diced
  • 1 batch Carrot Ginger Dressing (see below)
CARROT-GINGER DRESSING INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly-chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil (or any mild-flavored cooking oil)
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or your desired sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon white (shiro) miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad

broccoli cauliflower detox salad

This Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad recipe from Chef de Home is a great salad to start your 2018 with. This is basically a filling salad with lots of antioxidants coming from a power combo of cauliflower, broccoli, kale, carrots, almonds and cranberry. The detox salad dressing tastes fresh and full of citrus goodness.

broccoli cauliflower detox salad

"Due to high in fibre, it is a very filling salad. I mean, eat 1-1.5 cups for lunch without feeling hungry anytime sooner.  The crunch of broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, then refreshing lemon, oregano, parsley never lets me think I'm eating a detox salad."

Ingredients:
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Detox Salad
  • 1/2 Cauliflower (shredded, or small chopped)
  • 3-4 Kale (leaves, thinly chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley (fresh leaves, small chopped)
  • 2-3 Carrots (shredded)
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds (raw, blanched, and peeled)
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp Cranberries (naturally dried, unsweetened, or use fresh pomegranate seeds)
  • 1 Broccoli (head, shredded or small chopped)
Detox Salad Dressing:
  • 1 inch Ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano (dried, or 1 tbsp fresh leaves)
  • 1-2 Lemon (or lime, about 3 tbsp juice and 1/2 tsp zest)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Honey (only use raw natural honey)

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:

Want to make sure your fruits and vegetables are thoroughly clean before putting them on your salad? Dissolve a tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl of water and use this to rinse your produce.

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