The Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad

This ultimate antioxidant detox salad has every color in the rainbow, is very nutrient-dense, incredibly delicious, and whole-food nutritious.

Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad - Finished

Do you ever have days where you have eaten too many bad things? Me too! When that happens, I feel sluggish and tired. It is my body’s way of telling me I need to eat better.

This detox salad is chocked full of whole foods. If you’re making this salad, use fruits and veggies that are in season. The food will be at its prime in terms of nutrients and budget. If there are items below that you do not have or are not in season, it’s okay. Just eliminate that item or swap it out for something else. Have fun making this salad, and use the fruits and vegetables you enjoy.

Salad Ingredients

The ingredients are flexible. I typically aim to buy what is in season or what I have on hand in my pantry. To make the salad as pictured, I used:

  • Almonds
  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli crowns
  • Carrots
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Red cabbage
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pomegranate

Dressing Ingredients

  • Fresh-squeezed lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh ginger
  • Agave nectar
Ultimate Detox Salad Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rough chop kale, broccoli, parsley, and red cabbage.
  2. For a finely chopped salad, use the food processor on the chop setting. I recommend working in small batches.
  3. Mix the salad dressing ingredients together.
  4. Toss the salad dressing into the base of the salad.
  5. Assemble the top of your salad. I like to do this in zones that create a dramatic look and give it that “wow” factor.
Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad - Rough Chop
Rough Chop
Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad - After using the Food Processor
Fine chop using the Food Processor

Benefits by Ingredient

Item Color Benefit
Red CabbageRedOne pomegranate gives you about 28 mg of vitamin C, almost 50 percent of your recommended intake. Pomegranate is also rich in vitamins B and C, potassium, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
PomegranateRedOne-half cup can give you up to 73% of vitamin A. Carrots are also an excellent vitamin C and fiber source.
CarrotsOrange Rich in vitamin C, fiber, and smaller amounts of vitamin A, calcium, and iron.
Opal AppleYellowKale is among the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet. Kale is rich in antioxidants and packed with vitamins A (206%), K (684%), C (134%), and B6 (9%), especially folate. It has a fair amount of protein and iron and has more vitamin C than other leafy greens. It is also high in fiber and has more calcium, gram for gram, than a cup of milk. Researchers have even found that the phytochemicals in Kale may inhibit cancer cell growth.
LemonYellow Rich in B vitamins and vitamin K with good C, E, and potassium content.
KaleGreenOne cup of broccoli contains 134% vitamin C and 116% vitamin D. A valuable source of carotenoids with antioxidant properties capable of preventing and reducing risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
BroccoliGreenA good source of vitamins A, B, C, and K, and the minerals iron, potassium, and copper.
ParsleyGreenParsley has antifungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. It is also used as a pallet cleanser and digestive aid.
AvocadoGreenContains folate, magnesium, and insoluble fiber.
Blueberry’sBlueExcellent source of antioxidants, vitamins C and K, manganese, copper, and fiber.
GingerIt is a great source of amino acids, dietary fiber, vitamin B, vitamin E, and minerals such as copper, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc.
Garbanzo BeansIt contains folate, magnesium, and insoluble fiber.
AlmondsOunce for ounce, almonds are higher in fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin, and niacin than any other tree nut. Rich in vitamin E, magnesium, riboflavin, calcium, and potassium.
Sunflower SeedsGreat source of amino acids, dietary fiber, vitamin B, vitamin E, and minerals such as copper, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc.
Olive OilSource of omega-3 fatty acids, high antioxidant, anti-cancer agents (such as squalene and terpenoids).
Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad - Finished

The Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad

This ultimate antioxidant detox salad has every color in the rainbow, is very nutrient-dense, incredibly delicious, and whole-food nutritious.
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 4 cups kale
  • 4 broccoli crowns
  • red cabbage
  • 1 parsley bunch
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1 apple (opal if available)
  • ¼ cup almonds (sliced)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ avocado (diced)

Dressing

  • ½ fresh-squeezed lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ ginger knob
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar

Instructions

  • Mix the lemon, olive oil, ginger, and agave nectar and set aside. This is your dressing.
    1/2 fresh-squeezed lemon, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 ginger knob, 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • Rough cut the kale, broccoli, red cabbage, and parsley.
    4 cups kale, 4 broccoli crowns, 1/3 red cabbage, 1 parsley bunch
  • Placed the rough cut items in a food processor, using the chop setting to create small pieces.
  • Take the small processed pieces and toss them with the dressing. This is your salad base.
  • Arrange the other items on top of your salad base to create a dramatic-looking salad.
    1/2 cup pomegranate, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1 cup garbanzo beans, 1 apple (opal if available), 1/4 cup almonds (sliced), 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1/2 avocado (diced)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Antioxidant Detox Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
465
Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Sodium
 
183
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
64
g
21
%
Fiber
 
19
g
79
%
Sugar
 
24
g
27
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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