As my promise to feature more recipes in 2017, my first will be for this delicious detox salad. I know what you are probably thinking – “seriously? a salad?” but y’all this was the perfect post holidays meal. After indulging for a good two weeks, I needed something fresh, light, and healthy to get me back on track. I found the recipe via a favorite blogger of mine, Designer Bags & Dirty Diapers. This salad has so much in it that every bite tastes different and the dressing is the best part!
Impatients beware – this salad does take a lot of chopping so give yourself ample time (and patience) to get it all done.
1 Head of Romaine – Chopped Finely
1 Small Bunch Kale – Chopped Finely (I used Trader Joe’s Kale Mix with Cabbage & Brussels Sprouts in order to eliminate some chopping)
1 Cup Carrots – Chopped
1 Cup Celery – Chopped
1/2 Pint Cherry Tomatoes – Chopped
1/2 Red Onion – Diced Finely
1/2 Cucumber – Diced Finely
1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds (Trader Joe’s has the best!)
1 Can Chickpeas
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove – Minced (I use pre-minced jarred garlic found in produce section)
1/2 Lemon – Juiced
1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
Salt & Pepper
Assemble all ingredients in bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Toss salad & serve.
This salad saves pretty well – the perfect lunch!