Post Thanksgiving. Detox Salad. Print Recipe Print Recipe

How are those leftovers from Thanksgiving treating you?

Still feeling like you want to want to live off green juice and lettuce? Yeah me too.

After a week of vacation, drinking wine and eating amazing food, it’s time to clean out the fridge and stock up on vegetables and whole foods.

Who’s with me?

Confession. I bought the pre-cut bags of assorted vegetables from Trader Joes. Dumped the bag into the food processor. Pulsed a few times and voila!


You feel healthy just looking at this, don’t you?

Mix in the sweetness and there you go. One SUPER healthy salad.

. . . If you have a hard time eating raw vegetables, which I sometimes do, you can heat it up in a skillet. Helps break it down a bit.


Detox Shredded Vegetable Salad

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[adapted from Oh She Glows]


  • 1 head of cauliflower, stems removed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 large head of broccoli [or two small], stems removed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 6-7 large carrots [or 12=15 baby carrots], shredded or chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup fresh oranges, chopped into small 1/2″ bites
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar for added sweetness [or maple syrup if preferred]
  • Optional: 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds or 1/2 cup currants


In small batches, add broccoli, cauliflower and carrots to your food processor and pulse until everything is shredded to desired consistency. Repeat until all veggies are chopped.

Place shredded veggies into a large bowl. Mix in parsley and lemon juice. Add sunflower seeds, raisins, and oranges until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Before serving, drizzle a little agave nectar over salad [1-2 tablespoons per serving].


*gluten-free *dairy-free


The first time I made this salad, I added pomegranate seeds and it was delicious!

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  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    OK, this looks deeeeeelicious! Love the little Anthro bowls, too!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I’ll take the salad.

    And your bowls! LOVE THEM!

  • Bev Weidner

    This. Looks. Incredible. I might grow a cape eating this.

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    This looks amazing! 😀

  • carly {carlyklock}

    I’m with you! This is so simple, and it looks sooo good.

  • Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    You are right- I feel healthy just looking at this!! And I would never think I could eat those veggies raw, but pulsed like that, they look fabulous! Can’t wait to make this!

  • Hinna

    This looks like the detox salad I’ve seen at the Whole Foods Salad bar. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Lisa @ Life in Green

    Perfect! My body can’t get enough veggies since my overindulgent Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Pretty. Good. Food.

    Sounds perfect! Love the name 😉 it’s so appropriate!

  • Jennifer Slattery

    Looks yummy! Why have I never thought of using the food processor instead spending ages, it seems like, chopping up all my raw veggies! Genius!

  • Maria

    I could eat this every day!

  • Alisa’s Garden

    Looks so delicious! Love the photos, too!

  • Rebecca – A Daily Something

    Mmmm the raisins make this look so good. Nice bowls, too!!

  • Katie

    Oh heavens! Putting all of that in the food processor is genius! I love you for this – you just opened up a whole new world of salads for me.

  • Ashley’s Always Entertaining

    Quinoa is one of my absolutely favorite foods! This is the perfect dish to make you feel less guilty about all one’s holiday eats!

  • Ashley’s Always Entertaining

    Veggies – Veggies – Veggies! Does not get better than to easy the overeating guilt!

  • Tel

    It was absolutely delicious!

  • samantha

    LOVED this! Modified it slightly by omitting the oranges and raisins, adding scallions and chickpeas. Threw it over TJ’s steamed lentils with a bit of tzatziki mixed in.

  • carpoolqueen

    I made this for lunch today and really enjoyed it – and I’m not vegan, gf, or anything remotely health-conscious. I subbed craisins for raisins and drizzled with a smidge of olive oil. Great recipe.