Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Detox Raw Vegetable Salad

This salad is the complete antithesis of all the candy hearts and Valentine's chocolates you might be enjoying this week!  I've seen similar recipes all over the Internet and it is usually called "Detox Salad."  Maybe you need a detox from leftover Christmas candy, from the future Valentine's candy or maybe you just want to eat healthy.

Whatever your reason, choosing to eat this salad is a delicious experience in healthy, raw foods.

Somehow, by chopping all the vegetables into little pieces and mixing them with parsley, lemon juice, sunflower seeds and raisins (but use any unsweetened dried fruit you like), greatly improves their flavor.

I am not a huge raw cauliflower and broccoli fan...but I can eat this salad with a huge smile on my face.

Full disclosure:  the Sweet Pea boys weren't huge fans, but I will keep on trying!

Detox Raw Vegetable Salad

2 broccoli crowns (about 4 cups), roughly chopped
2 cups cauliflower (about half a head), roughly chopped
5 large carrots, sliced
2 cups (packed) kale
1/2 cup (packed) parsley
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups raisins
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (can omit)
juice of 1 large lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Using your food processor, process the broccoli until it looks like this:

Empty into a large bowl and repeat with the cauliflower, carrot, kale and parsley, adding each to the large bowl:

Stir well and add the sunflower seeds, raisins, oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper:

Serve as a side dish or as a very healthy snack.  Did you know all the good things these ingredients do for your body??  Revel in your good health choice!

Makes about 10 cups.

Life is sweet,


Anonymous said...

Hi ~ just wondering how long this keeps, as I'm sure I'll be the only one in the house eating it! Looks great; can't wait to try it. Thanks for another great recipe.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I kept it in the fridge for about 5 days. Then I froze the rest--and it worked pretty well!