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Healthy Kale Detox Salad + Dressing Recipe

If you want a salad recipe that is packed with nutrients, you need to try this healthy kale detox salad! I’ve been making this kale salad for a while now and it’s absolutely delicious. Filled with vitamins like A, B6, C, K, folate, fiber, carotenoids, and manganese, kale is also an alkaline vegetable.

Studies show that eating alkaline foods can help with heart and muscle health along with reducing kidney stones. Alkaline foods are also known to cleanse the blood of harmful toxins that we acquire daily, however, you need to add them to your diet daily.

Although kale is the main ingredient in this salad, it also contains other vegetables with amazing health benefits. Continue reading after the recipe to learn more about these benefits. 

Healthy Kale Detox Salad

Healthy Kale Detox Salad + Dressing Recipe

I tried different varieties of this salad recipe and altered it by adding other nutritious vegetables like mint and onions which made it go from good to great! I totally urge you to always experiment with your recipes, you never know what magic will happen! 

Ingredients for 4 servings: Preparation time: 20 minutes

  • 2 cups of fresh kale leaves (chopped or shredded)
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets (chopped)
  • 2 cups of red cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 medium avocado (diced and thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of raw walnuts (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 a medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 10 mint leaves 
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 medium carrot (chopped or grated)

Kale Detox Salad Dressing Recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon of organic olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of whole-grain mustard
  • 1/3 cup of parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1-inch fresh ginger root (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup or organic raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

How To Make This Kale Detox Salad

To make your salad dressing, simply combine all of the salad dressing into a bowl and whisk together. Set it aside. In another bowl, add the bell pepper, cabbage, broccoli, kale, onions, green onion, carrot, sea salt, and mint.

Now add in the salad dressing and toss together until well combined. Finally, throw in the sesame seeds, walnuts, and avocados, toss lightly and serve immediately. You’re done!

Kale Detox Salad Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this salad contains 286 calories | 19.4g (24%) total fat | 2.4g (12%) saturated fat | 0% cholesterol | 323mg (14%) sodium | 24.2g (9%) total carbs | 8.8g (31%) dietary fiber | 8.4g total sugars | 9.2g protein | 15% calcium | 32% iron | 19% potassium |

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Health Benefits Of This Kale Detox Salad

Did you know that kale has 2 times more vitamin C than spinach? Yep! Just 1 cup of raw kale has over 80mg of vitamin C, that’s nearly 90% of your daily recommended intake amount.

As you may already know, vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant that helps your liver eliminate free radicals and toxins. Cabbage, bell peppers, and broccoli are also great sources of vitamin C which makes this salad a detox powerhouse!

As I mentioned above, kale and the other vegetables in this salad all contain a good amount of vitamins A, B6, C, K, folate, fiber, carotenoids, and manganese. All of these are healthy nutrients needed for your body, liver, and digestive system to function properly.

Walnuts provide extra plant-based protein while avocados, get you a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids which helps your body absorb all the nutrients from this salad. 


I really hope you try this salad recipe, if you do, make sure to let me know how you liked it in the comments below. Also, you can find me on Pinterest for more healthy recipes and detox tips. Until next time, make sure to stay awesome!

Healthy Kale Detox Salad