Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad

Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad

I love this salad so much that I had to share it again since it’s in my menu for the week!

Was my mom the only mom that made us eat a salad before EVERY dinner?

My mom would make them with iceberg lettuce, cottage cheese, sunflower seeds and raisins. I hated them growing up and I was embarrassed every time friends came over for dinner ( why couldn’t we have Little Ceasers like everyone else) but now I’m am a salad guru.

I love salads and I eat them all the time with whatever leftovers and fruits and veggies that are in the house.

What did you use to hate to eat as a child but now you love?

Yields 5 of 1 Cup Servings


  • 1/2 Cauliflower -shredded, or small chopped
  • 4 Kale leaves, thin chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley – fresh leaves, small chopped
  • 2-3 Carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds (unsalted) – other nuts are great too
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Craisins
  • 1 Broccoli – 1 head, shredded or small chopped

Detox Salad Dressing:

  • 1 Tbls minced Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano(dried, or 1 tbsp fresh leaves)
  • 1­-2 Lemons juiced (or lime, about 3 tbsp juice and 1/2 tsp zest)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1­-2 tsp Honey


  1. Make Dressing: In a bowl, whisk and emulsify olive oil, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp salt, honey, oregano, ginger (if using) and black pepper. Taste and adjust salt. Set aside.
  2. Chop all the veggies very small and add to a big bowl.Top with nuts, poppy seeds and all of the dressing.
  3. Toss well until everything is coated in dressing (it will be very lite coating). Transfer to plates and serve.

For better flavor: Allow to refrigerate for 1­2 hours so that dressing blends in and enhance the flavor of salad.