A Simple Detox Salad

This salad should be a staple in every households’ summer menu.

I love it as is with a killer dressing and a bit of protein – like my crispy tempeh (as pictured here).  But it’s also a great addition to a BBQ, in a sandwich or in a veggie burger.

It keeps really well in the fridge undressed and packs A LOT of nutrition!

We looooove a good salad that helps to cleanse and nourish.

The star players of this salad are the humble carrot and beetroot.  These are just packed with antioxidants and keep all their goodness when left raw like this.

The beta-carotene in carrots (which is converted into Vitamin A) is what gives them their vibrant hue and the benefits are plentiful, helping to protect our cells from damage, helping with our skin repair, eye health & natural cleansing in the body.

The nitrates in beetroot are known to reduce inflammation in the body and increase blood flow. Beets are also known to improve circulation, detoxify the liver and purify the bloodstream, they’re also a great energy booster.

There are plenty of variations of this salad but I LOVE the simplicity of this one.

As it is so simple, the ingredients really speak for themselves so make sure you use the freshest, organic or spray-free vegetables where possible.

Ingredients & How To:

Salad:

~ 4 medium carrots (grated)

~ 3 medium beetroots (grated)

~ 1 cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)

~ 1/2 cup coconut chips (crumbled)

~ Optional : Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries

Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

Dressing:

~ 1/2 cup flax seed oil

~ 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

~ 2 tbsp unhulled tahini

~ 1/2 lemon squeezed

~ 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

~ Pinch of pink rock salt

Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously until a smooth consistency, if it’s too thick, add a little hot water or olive oil to thin it out.

Pour the dressing over the salad and then combine together using your (clean) hands or salad servers.

Serve this with some crispy tempeh on top or whatever your tummy desires.

If you make a version of this yourself, we’d love to see your creations!

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Enjoy ! Xo