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Detox Food: Apple and Cabbage Salad

Detox Deliciously: Apple and Cabbage Salad

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.

Apple and Cabbage Salad

From Cook Yourself Sexy by Candice Kumai

Detox Food: Apple and Cabbage Salad


  1. 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
  1. 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


  1. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, thinly slice the cabbage, apple, and red onion to resemble extremely fine confetti; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the walnuts and raisins. Toss gently to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
  4. Top the salad with the dressing. Using salad tongs, mix until evenly dressed.

Serves 4

Nutritional information per serving: calories 278, protein 9 g, fiber 9 g.

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