Detox Apple Salad
1 red U.S. Gala apple*, cored and sliced
1 green U.S. Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apple, cored and sliced
4 cups (1 L) baby spinach
2 cups (500 mL) chopped white radicchio or regular radicchio
1 cup (250 mL) shredded red cabbage
1 cup (250 mL) shredded Brussels sprouts
½ cup (125 mL) crumbled blue cheese
1 avocado, chopped
Apple Cider Rosemary Vinaigrette:
½ cup (125 mL) olive oil
⅓ cup (75 mL) apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped rosemary
1 large clove garlic, grated or minced
1 tsp (5 mL) pepper
½ tsp (2 mL) kosher or sea salt
This colourful, crunchy salad is loaded with nutritious, whole foods to help you recalibrate your eating habits and feel good from the inside out.
- In a large bowl or deep platter, toss together apple slices, spinach, radicchio, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Top with blue cheese and avocado.
- In a mason jar, place olive oil, vinegar, honey, Dijon, rosemary, garlic, pepper and salt. Secure lid and shake for 5 seconds or until emulsified. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad to serve.
Tip: Any leftover dressing makes a flavourful marinade for beef, chicken, pork or firm tofu.
* Other varieties, such as Honeycrisp, Fuji, Empire, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Braeburn, McIntosh, Cripps Pink and Red Rome will work equally well.
PER SERVING (1/6th recipe**): 240 calories, 17 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 9 g sugars, 4 g protein. %DV: 9% calcium, 7% iron, 4% vitamin A, 24% vitamin C.
**Assume only 50% of dressing used and leftovers used for another purpose.