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EVERYDAY DETOX SALAD + CITRUS GINGER DRESSING

Everyday Detox Salad is a fresh, vibrant and healthy combination of detoxifying beets, beet greens, carrots, apples, cilantro, naturally sweet raisins and protein rich hemp hearts all tossed in a flavorful citrus ginger dressing!

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And after a long weekend of trials with the last recipe, Pizza Pie + Balsamic Tomato Sauce + Roasted Vegetables, it was time to get away from heavy, carb filled foods and get into something fresh & vibrant. And this detox salad was just perfect!

Full of fresh ingredients and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this nourishing salad is a healthy way to cleanse the body, helping the liver remove unwanted toxins.

Replenish and refuel with eating nutrient dense foods, like this detox salad on a regular basis, to help keep you healthy and feeling your best!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

This nourishing detox salad includes ‘Super Food’ powers to help cleanse the liver and detox the body of daily pollutants. Your liver works hard to eliminate contaminants and these powerful ingredients help get the job done!

Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Beet with greens – Sweet, earthy flavored beets are full of antioxidants and acts as an anti-inflammatory. If you can’t find the beets with their greens, use chopped spinach, dandelion greens, even lacinato kale (aka: dinosaur or Tuscan kale) would be great as they are all detoxifying as well.
  • Apple – Sweet or sour, apples rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. There is fiber is in the skin, so eat the skin whenever possible.
  • Carrot – Sweet carrots have the ability to improve the skin, boost the immune system, optimize digestion and protect cardiovascular health.
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro is brightly flavored and can help cleanse the body of toxic metals, and is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  • Organic Raisins or Golden Raisins – Naturally sweet, raisins contain vital minerals and vitamins like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B, and C.
  • Hemp Hearts or Sesame Seeds – Full of heart healthy omegas, these seeds contain proteins, fiber and are an easy way to help detox your body, sprinkle them everywhere.
  • Lime Juice (lemon is fine too) – Lime is a tart fruit bursting with both vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Ginger – Zesty ginger root is packed with healing compounds and can help aid digestion, fight nausea and to treat cold and flu infections.

top down view of freshly make detox salad in a bowl.

How To Make Detox Salad

  • Start by making the dressing, combine the lime/lemon juice, ginger, cardamon and maple syrup together in a small bowl and set aside to let the flavors mellow and come together.
  • Julienne the beets, beet greens, apples and carrots. Place them in a large bowl with the raisins and cilantro.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss to coat. (You can also make this ahead of time and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.)
  • Serve topped with a good sprinkle of hemp hearts or sesame seeds, and some extra raisins if you like as they add a nice sweetness.

And there you have it, a delicious and nourishing salad to keep you healthy and well! This salad tastes better the longer you’re able to let it set and the flavors mingle. It’s great for making ahead and storing in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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top down view of healthy detox salad with lime ginger dressing.

If you try this nourishing salad recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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EVERYDAY DETOX SALAD

Detox Salad is super nutritious, easy, beautiful and delicious! Beets, apples, carrots and more…

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: Serves 2 - 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large beet with greens, beet julienned or grated and greens julienned
  • 1 large apple, cored and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic raisins or golden raisins
  • a few tablespoons hemp hearts or sesame seeds, to serve

Ginger Lime Dressing

  • 34 tablespoons lime juice (lemon is fine too)
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, finely grated (i used a microplane)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom, or to taste
  • 1/21 teaspoon pure maple syrup or coconut nectar, optional

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients. Set aside to let the flavors mellow and come together. Check dressing for flavor before serving.

Prepare your salad ingredients and use 3 to 4 large beet leaves (about 1 cup lightly packed) and place all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the salad ingredients, toss to coat. (You can also make this ahead of time and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.)

Serve topped with a good sprinkle of hemp hearts or sesame seeds, and some extra raisins if you like as they add a nice sweetness.

Serves 2 large portions or 4 -6 small portions.

Notes

If you don’t find beets with the greens, use spinach, dandelion greens or lacinato kale instead. Use golden beets in place of red beets to keep the color mess to a minimum.

The cardamom can be optional. If you don’t use it often, there is no need to buy this just for the salad dressing although it is delicious and you may find other uses for it either here soon, or elsewhere. If you don’t have it, you will still have a great dressing.

This salad tastes better the longer your able to let it set and let the flavors mingle. This is a great salad to make in advance and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

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11 Comments

  1. This is a fantastic salad and I felt wonderful after eating it! It was tasty, beautiful and nutrient dense. I still gave it 5 stars even though I needed to tweak the dressing for my taste, as it was a little too tart for me. I also added some kale to the salad and olive oil to the dressing. I will make this recipe again!

  2. Are the beets cooked first? Never had them raw!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      The beets are eaten raw here. They are crunchy like carrots, and earthy flavored. If you’ve never had raw beets, you’re in for a treat!

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe – it is absolutely delicious!

  4. I hate beets and think they taste like soil, but I'm trying to detox my liver so I made this and absolutely loved it. I think the ginger lime dressing really helps tame the soil taste. And cardamom is my favorite spice. People have always tried to convince me that I'd like beets if only I made them a certain way, and I always thought they were crazy–until now. I'm definitely going to put this in heavy rotation. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  5. This is quite possibly my favorite salad ever. I've taken to calling it "Beet Salad of Love and Earthy Deliciousness" – somehow "Detox Salad" just doesn't seem to do it justice. Thanks so much for this and all of your other recipes!

  6. darkhorse43 says:

    I just had flashbacks to the mushroom ale pie at Mildred's. It was the only place I went twice when I visited London in 2006.

    This salad looks heavenly. Maybe it can help con my husband into eating beets :)

  7. Beets are at the top of my list for adding to salads. I know not everyone enjoys their earthy flavor but I never tire of them!

    Your salad looks amazing and something I would enjoy. I do keep cardamom on hand as I love it in my chili recipes.

    1. They do have an earthy taste. I don't like them alone but love them in salads with sweet flavors to mask it a bit…that is until I become adjusted completely and can eat them as is. They can be an acquired taste can't they. :)

      Thank you! This salad is just delicious in my book. I'll have to try cardamom in chili…never would've thought of that! Cheers :)

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