Loaded Detox Salad

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Y’all know how much I love a good salad recipe. When I find one that I make over and over that’s when I know it needs to be shared. This detox salad is so fresh and loaded with tons of healthy ingredients. The recipe below makes a really large salad (it would be perfect to bring to a party/bbq/holiday meal), but Brian and I had it for dinner one night and I ate it for lunch two more times that week. You could of course cut the recipe in half, but I’m never one to turn away from leftovers and having another meal already prepared.

Homemade dressing is my favorite and SO much better tasting than anything in the stores. Plus, you know exactly what’s going into it. After weekends that may include a little too much eating/drinking, we always love starting the week with a super fresh and healthy meal. It gets me in the right mindset for the days ahead and takes care of lunch so I don’t find myself reaching for something simply because it’s quick instead of healthy.

Loaded Detox Salad
via designer bags dirty diapers

ingredients:
1 head of romaine, shredded
1 small bunch of kale, shredded
1/2 head purple cabbage, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup chickpeas

dressing:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt & pepper, to taste

directions:
Mix all salad ingredients (minus the dressing) in a large bowl. Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake to combine. Pour over salad and enjoy!

*if not eating all of the detox salad at once, add dressing individually to each salad so the leftovers don’t wilt overnight.

Enjoy!

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20 Comments

  1. March 22, 2016 / 6:39 am

    I need this! I tend to indulge a bit too much on the weekends and could use something to get back on track come Monday!

  2. March 22, 2016 / 7:13 am

    Yum! This salad looks delicious! I also love making my own dressing, and I rarely buy grocery store dressing, except ranch. Ranch dressing is my jam!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. March 22, 2016 / 8:29 am

    YUM! So many pretty colors. Perfect for summer coming up!

  4. March 22, 2016 / 8:57 am

    Looks delicious and refreshing!! Perfect for spring and summer too. 🙂

  5. March 22, 2016 / 9:00 am

    YUMMY! So deliciously yummy!

  6. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    March 22, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Oh YUM!! This sounds right up my alley! And yes, nothing beats homemade dressing!! So pretty too!!

  7. March 22, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Totally trying this…all things I enjoy and that dressing sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  8. March 22, 2016 / 10:51 am

    This looks so delicious and fresh! I will definitely be making this. Thank you for sharing!

  9. March 22, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    This looks/sounds so good. I always love Natalie’s recipes!

  10. March 22, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Omg, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. March 22, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I need to make this asap! Thanks for the recipe

  12. March 22, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    so healthy! i love this! homemade dressing is the best too, so light and refreshing

  13. March 22, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    This is going on my pin board as soon as I’m finished typing this – yum! Love salads, especially if there’s some detox benefit to it. 🙂

  14. March 22, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Yum! This is a salad I’d actually enjoy eating