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The Detox Crunch Salad

The Detox Crunch Salad

This detox crunch salad recipe is full of all the best ingredients - grapes, apples, carrots, walnuts, pomegranate seeds, cranberries and more. It's a delicious, flavorful meal when you're craving a healthy, fresh lunch or dinner!

Detox Crunch Salad. A vegan salad full of grapes, apples, celery, pistachios, pomegranates, walnuts, and carrots. | This Healthy Table

This crunchy, healthy salad was inspired by a weekend of overconsumption. Part of my previous job was to plan big events, and I was in the midst of one that was a doozy - it consisted of several lunches and dinners over a 3 day period, and I found myself overeating incredibly rich, catered hotel food. At first, it's fun, and then you think, oh dear, please do not present me with another fried shrimp or crab rangoon - because I will eat it, and then feel terrible!

After running the final event, I willed myself to order the healthiest thing the hotel offered - which was a 'detox' salad. It inspired my Detox Crunch Salad in that it got its crunch from apples and celery. It got me thinking about a salad I could make for the post-holiday season, when we're all perhaps feeling a little uncomfortably full and trying to forget the exact number of cookies we consumed. 

Detox Crunch Salad. A vegan salad full of grapes, apples, celery, pistachios, pomegranates, walnuts, and carrots. | This Healthy Table

I hope you enjoy this healthy, detox crunch salad! It's just what I needed this week!


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The Detox Crunch Salad
This detox crunch salad is a delicious, flavorful meal when you're craving a healthy, fresh lunch or dinner!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups seedless grapes, halved
  • 3 apples, diced (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 2 cups roughly chopped greens (I used baby romaine)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 small carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried currants (or raisins)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt & pepper
Instructions
1. Combine all the ingredients from grapes to currants in a large bowl.2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper together in a small bowl.3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Makes 4 servings

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