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The Detox Crunch Salad

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This crunchy detox salad recipe is full of all the best, crunchy 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!

Boost your immune system with the fresh, healthy ingredients in this ultimate detox salad.

The fruit and greens in this salad are rich in health benefits, including fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. The nuts have healthy fats and help keep your blood sugar in check.

grapes, apples, pomegranate, and microgreens in a bowl
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This crunchy, healthy salad was inspired by a weekend of overconsumption. When you're in one of those places where you just desperately crave a bowl of healthy greens and real food. This is the best detox salad for when you want loads of flavor and lots of fiber!

It's got loads of greens, fruit, herbs, and nuts. It's calorie-dense food with high water content, so it will leave you feeling sated and refreshed.

It's perfect post-holiday season or any other time you need a pick-me-up salad.


Ingredient List

This recipe calls for loads of fruit and veggies - if you don't care for some of them or don't have them on hand, swap them for something else!

This rainbow of delicious ingredients includes:

  • Seedless Grapes
  • Fresh Apples (Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or any other kind you like)
  • Greens (baby spinach, baby arugula, Spring mix, or baby romaine)
  • Celery Stalks
  • Small Carrots
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Toasted Walnuts
  • Toasted Pistachios
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dried Raisins or Currants
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Optional - top with microgreens or sprouts

See the recipe card for quantities.

How to Make this Salad

  1. Combine the grapes, apples, chopped greens, celery, carrots, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, pistachios, cranberries, and raisins in a large bowl. Toss to mix.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper together in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the lemon vinaigrette dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Top with optional microgreens or sprouts.
Detox salad with fruit and greens in a large white bowl.

More Healthy Salad Recipes

These delicious recipes are full of great ingredients that you'll love.

  • Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad - this great recipe combines brussels sprouts, kale, apples, nuts, and parmesan cheese for a delicious side.
  • Savoy Cabbage Salad - you can use savoy cabbage (or green or red cabbage) for this delicious chopped salad with an Asian dressing.
  • Mediterranean Tuna Salad - a fresh green salad with bell peppers, tomatoes, and tuna.

Substitutions & Variations

Want to make some changes to this healthy meal? Here are some swaps you can make!

  • Produce - feel free to use red grapes instead of green grapes, and swap any of the other fruit you'd like. This recipe is great with oranges, red onions, green onions
  • Nuts & Seeds - you can swap the walnuts and pistachios for pecans, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.
  • Salad Dressing - you can swap the olive oil for avocado oil, the lemon juice for red wine vinegar, or add some wholegrain mustard for more flavor.
large fruit salad in a white serving bowl

Storage

You can save this salad in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container. You can store it in a mason jar if you want to take it for a work lunch.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Preparation Tips - Try to keep the fruit and vegetables chopped to the same size. This way you get a little of each flavor in every bite.

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Detox Crunch Salad

A detox salad of fruit and microgreens.

This detox crunch salad is a delicious, flavorful meal when you're craving a healthy, fresh lunch or dinner!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of seedless grapes, halved
  • 3 apples, diced (Honeycrisp or Pink Lady)
  • 2 cups roughly chopped greens
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried raisins (or currants)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the grapes, apples, chopped greens, celery, carrots, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, pistachios, cranberries, and raisins in a large bowl. Toss to mix.
  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 9gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g

Rachelle Safronetz

Friday 12th of June 2020

cAN I mix the dressing ahead of time? I just finished making it (11am) and plan to serve it around 6pm.

Emily

Friday 12th of June 2020

Not sure if I'm getting to you in time, but yes, you can mix the dressing ahead of time! :)

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