Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad

Paleo carb-free broccoli detox salad loaded with crunchy broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and carrots, coated in a lemony ginger-oregano dressing.

Every ingredient in this salad is so refreshing, crunchy and delicious that you won't believe your are on a salad detox diet!

Starting Monday with this healthy salad making me very happy. I love when I can bring something veggie-packed to share with you guys. I have been eating  this Broccoli Detox salad as part of a low-carb detox diet regime lately. So, I thought why not share this recipe with you too?!

The best part of this salad? You can make it once and eat for 2-3 days without any of the veggie getting boring, wilted or soggy! Now, that's an awesome benefit of eating robust veggies raw - broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and even kale stand well to the dressings or marination. Actually, even taste better the next day. 

A "summer detox" without hassle of standing in kitchen or chopping veggies! Tell me about it!! :-)

PS: I usually make this salad on Sunday and eat for lunch up-to Tuesday.<...

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 5 of 1 Cup Servings Serves: 3
Notes: No. of servings depends on serving size.

Ingredients

    Broccoli Cauliflower Detox Salad

  • 1/2 Cauliflower (shredded, or small chopped)
  • 3-4 Kale (leaves, thin 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)

Directions

  • 1. Detox Salad Dressing - In a bowl, whisk and emulsify olive oil, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp salt, honey, oregano, ginger (if using) and black pepper. Taste and adjust salt. Set aside.
  • 2. Blanch Almonds - Bring 2 cups of water to rolling boil. Add raw almonds and boil for 1 minute. In meantime, in a bowl, add ice and water. Remove boiled almonds from water and add to ice cold water to stop cooking. Peel off skin and set aside.
  • 3. Chop all the veggies very small and add to a big bowl.Top with blanched almonds, poppy seeds and all of the dressing.
  • 4. Toss well until everything is coated in dressing (it will be very lite coating). Transfer to plates and serve.

Savita's Notes:

Is Salad Vegan? It can be vegan. Just replace honey with maple syrup.

Paleo Diet: sweetened dried cranberries are not paleo. I have used unsweetened natural dried cranberries for this salad. If you can't find same, use fresh pomegranate seeds.

For better flavor: Allow to refrigerate for 1-2 hours so that dressing blends in and enhance the flavor of salad.

PS: If not using blanched almonds, use pumpkin seeds or raw walnuts.

Add a tablespoon of fresh root turmeric for additional detox and purification benefits.

Disclaimer: I'm not a dietitian or doctor. For any health restrictions or special medical needs, please consult your doctor.
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9 comment(s)

Had your detox salad tonight and it is fabulous I used Pim seeds and walnuts instead of the cranberries and almonds and added some tumeric fantastic planing on having it more often thanks for sharing
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