This time of the year is a perfect time to give the body a clean slate, but detox mode isn't defined by a diet of lemons and maple syrup. Candice Kumai of Top Chef fame began developing this recipe on her search for a healthier version of fat-laden coleslaw. What Kumai ended up creating was a detox and diuretic salad that stands strong on its own. Apples at the peak of their season marry with the dynamic duo of red and Savoy cabbage, combining for a fibre-filled meal that aids in digestion. The addition of fennel seeds adds to the fibre factor, plus a kick of cayenne boosts your metabolism. Keep reading for this Spring detox salad recipe.
- 1/2 head Savoy cabbage
1/2 head red cabbage
1 Fuji apple or similar
1/4 red onion
1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/2 cup golden raisins
- For the dressing:
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup Greek non-fat yoghurt
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Using a mandoline or sharp knife, thinly slice the cabbage, apple, and red onion to resemble extremely fine confetti; transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the walnuts and raisins. Toss gently to combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
- Top the salad with the dressing. Using salad tongs, mix until evenly dressed.
Nutritional information per serving: calories 278, protein 9 g, fiber 9 g.