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Rainbow Detox Salad

Chopped salads are a favourite in our households because they are quick and easy to make and most importantly delicious. This is a salad that often appeals to salad resistant kid and also toddlers because it’s texture is very different to eating the vegetables in their whole form. My daughter actually calls this ‘baby food’ salad because I often gave it to them when they were little (before they loved whole salads like they do now).

Why is it healthy?
Broccoli and cauliflower both belong to the family of vegetables known as brassicas. They possess compounds that support both phases of liver detoxification (including the specific enzyme systems that processes known carcinogens).

Carrot, garlic, avocado, parsley, coriander also support liver detoxification pathways. Pomegranate is a rich source of antioxidants. The fats in the avocado and tahini are anti-inflammatory and help to support the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

Makes enough for 4 side servings

1 heaped cup of raw cauliflower florets and stems
1 heaped cup of raw broccoli florets and stems
1 large raw carrot, roughly chopped
Large handful of parsley or coriander leaves
½ pomegranate seeds (can sub raisins, craisens or fresh grapes), see method below for tips on removing the seeds from the pomegranate very easily

1 small clove of garlic
½ avocado flesh
1 tablespoon tahini, hulled
Good pinch of sea salt
Black pepper to taste
Juice ½ lime
1 tablespoon sweetener (rice malt syrup or honey), optional
¼ cup water (approx.)


  1. Place the broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, parsley or coriander in a food processor and pulse until just chopped. In the Thermomix I use the turbo pulse button in short bursts. Please watch the consistency closely as you go (over-processing can result in a detox juice rather than salad)! Set aside.
  2. You could also chop/grate by hand, obviously a bit more labour intensive.
  3. Now make your dressing. Personally, I don’t bother to rinse my processor to make the dressing. Mix all of the ingredients (except the water) together until combined (Thermomix 5-10 seconds, speed 4). Now add the water gradually until you get a thick consistency that can be drizzled over the chopped salad.
  4. Top with pomegranate seeds. The easiest way to remove the seeds is to cut the fruit in half, holding the cut side facing down in your palm. Bang the skin side of the fruit with a large metal spoon, the seeds should just fall out leaving the white pith behind.
  5. Toss and serve immediately.

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Rainbow salad

  • Tobi

    This is seriously scrumptious! I wasn’t sure if I would like it as I would never eat broccoli or cauliflower raw (I even like to toast / fry off cauliflower rice) but I ended up eating half this recipe myself for lunch. And felt a quite cleansed after eating it : ) You really know how to make whole foods taste amazing, your flavour combinations make every dish sing. Thank you for generously sharing and converting me.

    • I missed this comment 5 months ago – sorry!! Thanks for your compliment, thrilled you like it G x

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