Detoxing salads

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Try our selection of salads to help cleanse your body, and ensure that your digestive system works well.

By: Ntwenhle Gcabashe

Cabbage and carrot Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

  • 1 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • Handful fresh watercress
  • 1 cup lentils, cooked

Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) honey
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Arrange salad ingredients on a platter.
  2. For dressing, whisk ingredients in a jug.
  3. Drizzle over salad.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

 


Green salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

  • Handful baby spinach
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 green apple, sliced
  • ½ cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup canned chick peas, drained

Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  1. Arrange ingredients on a salad platter.
  2. For dressing, whisk ingredients in a jug. Add salt and pepper to season.
  3. Drizzle over salad.
  4. Add salt and pepper to season, and serve

 


Asparagus and tomato salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2–3

  • Handful fresh asparagus, roasted
  • 1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • Handful fresh watercress
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper


Dressing

  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Arrange salad ingredients on a platter.
  2. In a jug, whisk dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad
  3. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

 


Beetroot salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2–3

  • 3 small beetroots, cooked and sliced
  • 3 radishes, sliced
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • ½ fresh mango, sliced
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, grilled


Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon granadilla pulp
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Arrange salad ingredients on a platter.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle over salad. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

 


Citrus and couscous salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2–3

  • 1 large orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 2 cups couscous, cooked
  • ½ cup fresh green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) ???
  • ½ cup mango, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Arrange ingredients on a platter.
  2. For dressing, blend all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Drizzle over salad, and serve.

Turmeric rice salad

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 2 handful spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 1 red apple, chopped
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 salmon steaks, grilled and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium high.
  2. Fry onions and garlic until soft.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (cook for how long?). Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

 


Mixed fruit salad

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2–3

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halves
  • 1 cup baby carrots, halved
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful fresh mints
  • 2 large naartjies, halved
  1. Arrange ingredients on a salad platter, and serve.

Avocado and radish salad

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

  • 1 large avocado, halved
  • 1 cup fresh radishes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups micro salad leaves
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Arrange ingredients on a salad platter.
  2. Drizzle with lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.