Kale and Red Cabbage Detox Slaw

I am always weary of anything labeled "detox". What does that even mean? If I drank a bottle of poison, then ate this salad would I be cured? Is that a little dramatic? Lol, ya I guess. This salad is clean and pure. Raw vegetables. Nothing touches heat. A dressing containing apple cider vinegar, a great cleanser, and olive oil. Protein and healthy fats from pumpkin and sunflower seed. I am guessing that is as cleansing as it gets? 

Kale and Red Cabbage Detox Slaw

2 cups raw kale
2 cups red cabbage
1 large carrot or 6-7 baby carrots
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup red or green onion
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste

Chop kale and cabbage into thin slices and add to a bowl. Grate or very thinly slice your carrots and add to bowl. Finely slice red onion and chop parsley, and add to bowl along with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. 

In a smaller bowl add vinegar, oil, mustard and salt and pepper. Whisk until emulsified and pour over slaw. Toss to coat. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour to allow flavor to combine. 

This is also super easy to make into an Asian slaw, which I did the second time I made it. Add some red peppers and sesame seeds. For the dressing use sesame oil, ginger, rice vinegar and a little soy sauce. It is a great way to continue to reap the benefits of such a healthy salad, but have a totally new flavor!


  1. Awesome salad! So colorful and filling. I make a lot of thigns from you terrific blog, so thanks for sharing these recipes with great photos, too. You can see my version of this salad here: http://tfagerness.livejournal.com/18766.html

  2. Thanks tfagerness! I checked out your blog, you are a cooking monster! So many yummy looking dishes! I am glad you like everything :)


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