After heavy eating or big meals, I like making a big batch of this lentil detox salad. When I posted the ingredients to this salad on Instagram the feedback was incredible! So many of you made it and loved it. Now, I’ve documented it here so you can refer back to this recipe over and over again! If you haven’t tried it, it is a must!
I call it a detox salad because it contains a very detoxifying herb called cilantro. There’s actually no lettuce in this salad – the cilantro makes up all the greens. Cilantro can help the body rid itself of heavy metals, reduce water weight, is a cancer fighter and can improve memory with its brain protecting vitamins and minerals. It’s an herb I like to incorporate in juices, in soups but especially salads like this one.
This is also a salad you can enjoy warm or make ahead of time and store in the fridge for a few days – just remember to chop the avocado later right before serving.
I forgot to take a finished photo of the salad, but you can see the final version below in a video!
Watch me make this salad live in my kitchen:
I filmed this video in my kitchen using the free Periscope App that is available for smartphones. I love this app, because I can turn it on at the spur of the moment and share my life with you in real time live! You can follow me here and if you already have the app on your phone, my user name is “thefoodbabe”. Be sure to turn on notifications, so you’ll know I am live and you can be part of the chat.
Note: If don’t want to use cilantro, try arugula, parsley or kale instead.
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
- 2 tsp of curry powder (or more if you like it spicy)
- 2 tsp of honey
- juice of one lime
- 2 red peppers diced
- 8 ounces of sprouted lentils cooked
- 1 bunch of cilantro chopped (about 3-4 cups)
- 2 tbsp of raisins or dried currants
- 1 avocado diced
- Mix together dressing in a large bowl, add together the other ingredients (except avocado) and mix well.
- Serve immediately or store in fridge up to 3 days.
- Top with avocado before serving.
If you know someone who loves to eat salads or who needs a little detox in their life, please share this recipe and video with them!
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