This Grated Raw Cauliflower Detox Salad is a gluten/grain/dairy/sugar free salad with bold flavor! Paleo, vegan and whole30 compliant too!
IE: the word you’re going to hear A LOT about over the next week weeks as we shake-shake-shake off the ALL COOKIES diet that we’ve had going on the past few months and transition into a month of New Year’s Resolutions sandwiched between eating kale salads, Detox Cauliflower Mushroom Bowls and whipping up a few green smoothie recipes.
It’s the month where your gym is gonna get MEGA BUSY and everyone is going to be bettering themselves after plates piled high with scalloped sweet potatoes, easy gluten free stuffing and OTHER carb-o-rific food happenings in their real person life.
You know what I usually associate the word “detox” with though?
RABBIT FOOD. That tastes like THE GROUND.
Something I RLY RLY BADLY do NOT want to have near my mouth at any time of my life no matter how “JANUARY APPROPRIATE” it is.
I can see you looking at your meal plan, loaded with weirdo, way-too-EARTHY, whole30 salads loaded with kale, for the next week and shaking your head VRY VRY vigorously in agreement. Just wishing that your salad could come in the form of a healthy chicken cobb salad recipe because, DUH, ranch.
What is a Detox?
Are you one of those people that LOVES a good reset? You know, when you change something drastically about your life to start fresh? A lot of people tend to turn to food choices when they want to make a change, and a good way to start off developing better eating habits is by doing a detox! What is a detox, exactly? Well, the purpose of a detox is to improve your overall health by eliminating toxins that can get built up in the body. The result of a detox can range from just feeling better overall to having more energy to even noticing some weight loss. In my opinion, the purpose of a detox should always be to improve your overall health and feel good about yourself! Here on the blog, we have SO many healthy recipes that could be part of a detox- avocado smoothie bowls with cashew cream and detox cauliflower mushroom bowls, just to throw out a couple. You are going to absolutely LOVE the healthy, detox worthy, but also DELICIOUS salad I have for you today!
Detox Salad Health Benefits
Now that we’ve covered what a detox entails, it is time to introduce you to the detox recipe of your dreams… enter in spring detox salad! After a winter full of treats, let’s throw together a salad that will boost your vitamin and mineral intake, give you more energy and detox your body! Here are a few ways this salad will benefit your body:
Spinach: Spinach is a great superfood that benefits your body in so many ways. It is chock-full of vitamin E and magnesium, both of which are known to support a healthy immune system. It is low in calories, but high in vitamins A, K and folate and iron, too!
Cumin: Cumin is a fantastic spice to add to a detox salad because it adds incredible flavor AND health benefits! Cumin contains antioxidants, helps regulate blood sugar, and has disease fighting properties that can help fight bacteria.
Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a fantastic addition to this detox salad because it has antibacterial properties, aids in digestion, clears skin of toxins and fights illness!
To make your very own detox salad at home, you will only need a handful of items from your fridge and pantry. You will LOVE how simple and nourishing this list of ingredients is, and the flavor that results when you combine them! Here is everything you will need to make this salad recipe:
- Apple Juice
- Tahini Paste
- Fresh Cilantro
- Lemon Juice
- Sea Salt
- Golden Raisins
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
How to make this Detox Salad
In a food processor, add the apple juice, tahini, cilantro, mint, lemon juice and salt. Pulse until the mixture is mixed and smooth. Set aside.
Wring it Out
Place the grated carrots into a clean kitchen towel and wring out the excess water. Add the carrots to a large mixing bowl.
Add all remaining salad ingredients to the large bowl with the carrots and mix until everything is thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
Serve up your tasty and healthy salad and DEVOUR!
For the Dressing:
- 3 Tbsp Apple Juice, (not from concentrate)
- 2 Tbsp Tahini Paste
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, packed
- 1 Tbsp Mint, packed
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
For the Salad:
- 2 Cups Spinach, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 Cups Cauliflower, grated
- 1/2 Cup Carrot, grated
- 1/2 Cup Apple, diced
- 1/4 Cup Golden Raisins
- 3/4 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- pinch of Black Pepper
- Put apple juice, tahini, cilantro, mint, lemon juice and salt in a small food processor ( mine is 3 cups.)
- Pulse the ingredients, stopping to scrape the sides as necessary, until the ingredients are completely mixed. Set aside.
- Place the grated carrots in a kitchen towel and ring out as much excess water as a you can.
- Mix all salad ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Pour salad dressing over the salad. Mix until well combined
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FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 7 POINTS+: 6. OLD POINTS: 4
(per 1/2 the salad)
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