The past week has gone by in a complete blur. After spending four days out at a music festival, followed by a quick week of finishing up my summer class I have definitely been feeling a little sluggish and unhealthy. We've definitely been living it up here, but a bit of detox couldn't hurt either!
At our end of the year barbecue, one of my coworkers brought a wonderful raw, chopped salad that he called a "detox salad". I had never heard of it before, but a quick search led me to this recipe from Oh She Glows, which gave me just enough guidance to riff off of. It seems the original is a riff off of a Whole Foods recipe, so I felt pretty empowered to take liberties and use the veggies from our CSA share. The result is super light, crunchy and definitely healthy. I feel a little bit like a superhero eating this salad!
Prep Time: 20 minutes Wait Time: 60 minutes Difficulty: Easy
1/2 head cabbage
small bunch kale
2 medium carrots
4-5 salad turnips (or radishes)
2 small beets
1/2 cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbsp chopped basil
3 limes or lemons
Using a food processor, shred the carrots, turnips, beets and cabbage.
Remove the woody ribs from the bottom of the kale. Feel free to leave some of the center ribs though. Chop the kale first into fine slices, then cross chop it so it is very fine.
Mix, mix, mix...
Add the basil and juice of the citrus. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least one hour and enjoy!
Feel free to substitute any veggies in that you want. The important detox properties come from the raw kale, but really any raw veggies are going to be great here. Just make sure that the nuts and dried fruits make it in. They make all the difference.