June 5, 2013

The World’s Most Craveable Salad

Detox Quinoa SaladThis spring I was lucky enough to host a detox workshop for a group of ladies in Santa Monica, California.  I had been playing with a new mint/daikonradish/carrot combination in my own salad bowls and knew I had to share!


So, I present to you without further ado, my creation – The World’s Most Craveable Salad!  Not only is it super satisfying and insanely delicious, it’s a detox salad too!  Daikon radishes have numerous health benefits like aiding in weight loss and cancer prevention, as well as being an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial food.  It’s also great for digestion, as well as bone, skin, and respiratory health.  Micro greens also come packed with vital nutrients that add a punch to this salad (check out more info on the benefits of sprouts in my Your Bella Life article).  And let’s not forget how powerful cayenne pepper is with its incredible ability to lower cholesterol, aid in circulation, and help regulate blood pressure.  I hope you love this salad as much as I do.  For a lighter version try swapping out the quinoa for mesclun greens or baby kale.


Detox Quinoa Salad



2 cups cooked quinoa

1 daikon radish, grated

2-4 carrots, grated

½ -1 cup micro greens

1/2 bunch mint leaves, roughly chopped or torn (the best part!)

1 avocado, diced

Handful of raw sunflower seeds

Juice of 1 lemon, preferably Meyer

Drizzle of olive oil

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Pinch of cayenne pepper



Combine all ingredients and serve!

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