Crunchy Detox Salad


Ready for some salad love?  This Crunchy Detox Salad is an ultra simple recipe both for the salad and its dressing.  It’s made with fresh, local and organic ingredients that are crisp and bursting with flavor.  


The inspiration for this colorful salad comes from the Whole Foods Market near my house.  Lately they’ve been serving a really awesome chopped detox salad that I buy quite often.   In fact, I buy it so often that I thought maybe I should just try to recreate it at home. This Crunchy Detox Salad is my riff on things.  This is one of my favorite detox salad recipes!!

This detox salad is loaded with broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, carrots , raisins and sunflower seeds. Where I switched things up just a bit was I added a fistful of chopped roasted almonds (who doesn’t love more crunch), some purple cabbage, celery, and I add honey and ginger to the lemon in my vinaigrette. The key to this 3 ingredient vinaigrette is to let it sit in the fridge for about an hour (longer if you have the time) before tossing it with the salad. Oh my goodness….the flavor of this vinaigrette after it’s been in the fridge for a bit is so good, you’ll want to drink it!


Besides being beautiful, delicious, and fun to eat …..the vegetables in this chopped salad contain nutrients and phytochemicals which stimulate the enzymes in your liver to turn toxins into something our bodies can eliminate easily.  Besides eliminating the bad, regular detoxing helps to strengthen our immune system functioning and to fight off infection.


Detoxing restores balance to our body’s systems to help them function properly.  Everybody can benefit from giving a boost to our body’s detox system.  The upside to it is you might find that you feel more energetic and full of vitality.  It’s a win-win!



~ Deb

Crunchy Detox Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ready for some salad love? This is an ultra simple recipe both for the salad and its dressing. It’s made with fresh, local and organic ingredients that are crisp and bursting with flavor.


  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup red cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh parsley
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup organic raisins
For the Vinaigrette
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons clover honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Either chop the ingredients using a good sharp knife, or toss them individually in a food processor and quickly process until they're finely chopped.
  2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss with the vinaigrette.
For the Vinaigrette
  1. Place the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a jar with a lid.  Place the lid on the jar and shake the ingredients.  Or place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to incorporate well.  Best if refrigerated for up to an hour before use.

16 Responses to “Crunchy Detox Salad”

  1. Mel — June 20, 2016 @ 6:14 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! I know what I want for dinner now 🙂 Thanks for sharing your yummy and healthy recipe!

  2. Jenn — January 9, 2017 @ 1:15 am (#)

    Made this and it was great! It has all of those veggies my kids will eat cold and they loved it. I did add some cranberries and ran out of honey so I used coconut sugar in the dressing and it was really good. Thanks for sharing!

    • Deborah — January 12, 2017 @ 5:07 am (#)

      Hi Jenn!! I’m so glad your family loved it! It’s one of my favorites!! Thank you for letting me know…I’ll have to try it with the coconut sugar next! 🙂

  3. Traci — January 22, 2017 @ 5:07 pm (#)

    Just made this salad and its delicious! Its very similar to a popular salad made by Farm Boy, a local grocery chain. Much cheaper though to make it at home. I, too, added dried cranberries and a little apple cider vinegar to the dressing. THANK YOU!

    • Deborah — January 23, 2017 @ 8:01 am (#)

      I’m so glad you like it Traci! Thank you for letting me know!! It’s one of my favorites!

  4. Kelli — April 18, 2017 @ 4:01 pm (#)

    Just made this and it’s delicious!! Love the crunch! I didn’t have almonds so I used a little more of the sunflower seed. I’ll be making this a lot!

  5. Claire — May 1, 2017 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    This is so delicious! I didn’t have sunflower seeds, so I used pepitas.
    The only issue is I didn’t see the amount of raisins in the ingredient list, so I just sprinkled some on top!
    Thank you! I will definitely make this again.

    • Deborah — May 5, 2017 @ 5:05 am (#)

      Hi Claire! I’m so glad you liked the salad!! I just fixed the recipe (thank you for letting me know)!

  6. Robin Scaro — May 15, 2017 @ 12:30 am (#)

    Can’t wait to make this this week!

    • Deborah — May 15, 2017 @ 5:01 am (#)

      Thank you Robin! I hope you love it like I do!! It’s one of my most Pinned recipes!

  7. Jen — July 5, 2017 @ 3:45 am (#)

    THis was a big hit at a 4th of July potluck today. Thanks for the recipe! I omitted the cauliflower (only because I didn’t have any) and it still tasted great. Lots of crunch! Will definitely be making again, and am lookin going forward to eating the leftovers for lunch this week. 🙂

    • Deborah — July 6, 2017 @ 5:33 am (#)

      Thank you so much for letting me know, Jen!! That’s awesome!! I’m so glad it was a hit!!

  8. Christina — August 31, 2017 @ 3:35 am (#)

    Hi!  I made this and it was fantastic.  I omitted the cauliflower because I didn’t have it on hand and used a mixture of sunflower seeds, pepitas, and dried cranberries.  I LOVE the crunch (I always make a point to put something crunchy in my salads) and my husband loved EVERYTHING in this salad which is basically a miracle.  The dressing was fantastic and I ended up using the dressing on other salads as well as as mixed with some Greek yogurt to top a really yummy bean burger.  Thanks for a recipe that will go into regular rotation!

    • Deborah — August 31, 2017 @ 6:04 am (#)

      Hi Christina!! This made my day!! I’m so glad that you and your husband both like it!! It’s one of my favorites!!

  9. Donna — October 7, 2017 @ 2:55 pm (#)

    Fabulous!  I used Agave instead of Honey and a bought the cauliflower already in little pieces.  Best salad ever!

    • Deborah — October 11, 2017 @ 4:04 am (#)

      Thank you Donna! I’m so glad you like it!!

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