The Ultimate Detox Salad Recipe
This is a delicious main dish salad that can be thrown together in minutes and is so good for you too. The cilantro and parsley are both heavy metal detoxifiers which aid in removing mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum and other heavy metals which are found in our everyday environment.
A great salad to eat when you want to lighten things up as there are no isolated oils, only the fat from the seeds and the avocado. I prefer to eat my fats in whole form as much as possible, they are much easier to digest. For a nice change, add warmed leftover quinoa or brown rice if you have it on hand.
Serves 2 to 4
1 1/2 cups cilantro (large handful)
1 1/2 cups parsley (large handful)
1 1/2 cups romaine hearts (large handful)
1 to 1-1/2 cups sunflower or buckwheat sprouts (chopped), optional
2 green onions, chopped finely
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 to 2 tsp Umeboshi vinegar (note this wonderful vinegar is salty so don’t be tempted to use too much) or use apple cider vinegar instead
1 avocado, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp kelp or dulse flakes
A few drops of liquid stevia to sweeten (or add 1 tsp maple syrup instead)
1/2 to 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped (or replace with red pepper)
1/2 to 1 cup chickpeas
2 tbsp of raw or freshly toasted pumpkin seeds
Mix all ingredients together except tomatoes, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds. Massage avocado into the greens with your hands, distributing as evenly as possible. Add tomatoes or peppers and lightly distribute with a fork. Sprinkle chickpeas and pumpkin seeds on top. Taste ad season with salt and pepper to taste. For a nice variation, add leftover quinoa or brown rice. Enjoy.
Image via: Cathy Russell