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

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 fiber, but are also very delicious - you wouldn't feel like you're detoxing at all!


Seriously Delicious Detox Salad (Gimme Some Oven)

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. 

"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."



  • 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)


  • 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

via Seriously Delicious Detox Salad (Gimme Some Oven)


Mean Green Detox Salad (Detox Recipes) has a handful of great detox salad ideas including one that's called Mean Green Detox Salad. This salad is made with kale, flaked coconut, chickpeas, broccoli, purple cabbage, grapefruit and pomegranate. This recipe comes with a Tahini dressing that is just bursting with flavor!

"You’ll need an hour or so to prep since it takes 30 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. When completed it will serve 4. Even those who aren’t into green foods have said it tastes great and they would eat it again!"

Ingredients for Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • juice + zest from 1 lemon (use only half of the zest)
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • salt + pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Salad

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups Tuscan kale, roughly torn
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh parley + cilantro, roughly chopped
  • hemp seeds + chia seeds, for topping
  • 2 red grapefruits, segmented

Ingredients for Vegan Parmesan

  • 1/2 cup raw pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • salt, to taste

via Mean Green Detox Salad (Detox Recipes)


Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad (Chef de Home)

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.

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


  • 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)

via Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad (Chef de Home)


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. 

Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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