Simple Detox Salad

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are officially over people are jumping on the detox train. I'm not a huge fan of juice detoxes because it's important for our bodies to still get all the fiber and nutrients from real food.

Plus I still like to eat food. Have you ever seen a happy person on the third day of their juice cleanse? I haven't. That's why this salad is perfect because  it's an easy recipe that detoxes, fills you up and will keep you happy.

Cauliflower is one of the best detoxers for our body. The celery, carrots, walnuts and onions also play a big role in removing toxins from our bodies and rebuilding our immune systems from all the holiday partying. You can customize this in a variety of different ways.

Add in other veggies or seasonings, switch the nuts and more. I also think raisins or white beans would be delicious in this dish.

Easy Detox Salad Recipe

This salad was inspired by a salad on the salad bar at Whole Foods Markets. It's a broccoli and cauliflower base detox salad that is amazing! If you see it, I definitely suggest trying it.

If you're looking for more detoxing recipes – check out this 2 day detox. It's easy, you can still eat real food and you'll feel amazing after just two days! No angry starvation mood swings like a juice cleanse can leave you feeling. Also get more detoxing recipes here.


Detox Salad

Please use all organic ingredients when possible!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Megan Lawson


  • 2 1/2 cups Cauliflower pulsed like rice
  • 1 cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 cup Celery chopped
  • 1 cup Walnuts chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup Onions
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 3-4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Pulse a small head of cauliflower in the food processor. You want it to be a rice like texture. Make sure to not over pulse. A small head should measure out to 2 1/2 cups - more or less is fine.
  • Then either chop the carrots, celery and onion or you can pulse each of them in a food processor to get them finely chopped. It's much easier to do it that way to me.
  • In a large bowl mix everything together. You can add other things like raisins, currants or different veggies you might like. Enjoy!

Benefits of this recipe: 

  1. Helps detoxify and remove free radicals and toxins from the body.
  2. Assists in improving liver function. 
  3. Great source of essential vitamins and nutrients.
  4. Packed with antioxidants and cancer-fighting properties. 
  5. Improves heart health and kidney function.

















  • Liz Berg says:

    What a delicious salad! And a bonus that it helps detoxify!! How'd you know I needed that???

  • What a great combo of veggies. This would be a super healthy replacement for coleslaw!

  • Jenni says:

    This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • This sounds like the perfect use for the cauliflower sitting in my fridge! Thanks Meg!

  • Diane says:

    This looks so yummy. Perfect anytime of year!

  • Rhonda Patterson says:

    How long does this keep

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Depending on how old the cauliflower is that you use, I'd keep it for 3-5 days. It's so good though it might be eaten before then! :)

  • Lisa says:

    What but would be a good substitute for the walnuts, I'm allergic too them.

    • Megan Lawson Evans says:

      Cashews or almonds would work if you're not allergic to all nuts. If so you could try pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Just watch the measurements.

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