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Detox Kale Salad Recipe

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From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we’re detoxing from a 4-hour Grey’s Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing a habit can be a positive way to wipe the slate clean.

Adding a nutrient-rich salad to your diet is a great way of giving your body a break from processed foods. While cinnamon rolls certainly have their role in life (get it? Role?), a detox salad helps your body replenish its vitamin levels. But let’s take a step back. What about this salad make it a “detox” salad? So glad you asked!

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Kale, cabbage, bell pepper, parsley, broccoli, and carrots are chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which help cleanse your system and prevent disease. They are also filled with vitamins and minerals, which help refuel, and heal your body.

The avocados and walnuts in this salad provide a balance of healthy fats and protein, making this a wonderful salad to eat as an entrée. Putting all of these vibrant ingredients together results in an immune-boosting power salad, which keeps you energized and satisfied.

Truth: I eat salads like this regularly, even when I’m not looking to detox. While I was writing my cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!, I grew accustomed to eating kale salad almost every day, and even began craving it! Because salads only require a few minutes to prepare and can cover all of my nutritional needs, they are my go-to for lunch almost every day.

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Not only is this salad healthful, but it also tastes great! The key to a winning salad is variety of ingredients, flavor, and texture. The crisp vegetables with the creamy avocado, crunchy walnuts, and zesty dressing hits all the bases, which makes this a praise-worthy meal. Plus, this salad saves well in the refrigerator, making it a wonderful make-ahead meal to have as leftovers during the week.

In need of a detox? Or how about just a really great salad? Here you go!

Now that’s a salad! It might even pair great with our detox soup recipe. Perhaps you’d like to try Julie’s chia seed pudding for dessert?

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Detox Kale Salad Recipe

Julia Mueller
Detox kale salad gives your body the nutrients and antioxidants it needs to detox your system. And what a delicious way to do it!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 417.24 kcal


  • 0.33 Grapeseed Oil
  • 0.5 Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 1 Fresh Ginger Peeled and grated
  • 2 Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2 Pure Maple Syrup Optional
  • 0.25 Salt Or to taste
  • 2 Dinosaur Kale Tightly packed and thinly sliced
  • 2 Red Cabbage Thinly sliced
  • 2 Broccoli Florets
  • 2 Carrot Peeled and grated
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 Avocado Peeled and diced
  • 0.5 Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 1 Walnuts
  • 1 Sesame Seeds


  • Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing (or put everything in a small blender and blend) and set aside until ready to use.
  • Add the kale, cabbage, broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots to a large serving bowl.
  • Pour desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss until everything is coated.
  • Add the parsley, diced avocado, sesame seeds and walnuts and toss again.
  • Serve as an entrée salad or as a side salad to your favorite meal.


Calories: 417.24kcalCarbohydrates: 19.33gProtein: 6.58gFat: 36.32gSaturated Fat: 3.66gTrans Fat: 8.36gSodium: 363.04mgFiber: 9.08gSugar: 4.58g
Keyword Dinners, Dressings, Easy, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Lunches, No Cook, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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