I understand that life can be super busy, so I created a salad recipe that is easy peasy to make or to find at an open salad bar. For folks who have time to cook, some of these ingredients can be batched cooked (roasted beats, carrots, and Brussels sprouts).
I have also included a citrus dressing that you can make in larger quantities for future use too. The citrus dressing combines its sour flavor with the bitter flavors from the salad; flavors that stimulate the liver and gallbladder to work while adding a punch to your tastebuds!
To understand more on why I included these ingredients in a detox salad, click here for an article I wrote on foods, herbs, and spices to help your liver support you more. .
These ratios ca serve around 2-3 people
2 cup of sliced kale or collard greens
1/2 part of an apple diced in 1/4 inches
2 cups of arugula or parsley
6 radishes thinly sliced
1/4 cup of roasted and sliced steamed beets, carrots, onions, and/or Brussels sprouts
2-3 kumquats; a 1/2 of a blood orange or lemon thinly sliced for the topping is optional
4 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp of sea salt or to taste
2 freshly squeezed lemons
1/2 clove of crushed garlic (if you wait 10 minutes, you will enjoy the peak of allicin activation)
- Mix salad ingredients (with the exception of the kumquats) in a serving bowl.
- Mix the citrus dressing in a small cup.
- Pour the dressing onto the salad and mix them together, until all of the leaves are covered with the dressing.
- Top the mixed salad with slices of kumquats, blood oranges, or lemons.
Lastly, a diet filled with a diverse amount of whole foods - like the ingredients in these types of salads - can help your liver function like a well oiled machine. Basically, what you eat matters! Without the appropriate ingredients, your liver can become inflamed, scarred, and lead to congestion in not only your liver, but your gallbladder and the rest of your digestive system - why it is important to include foods and herbs I have mentioned in this salad and in a previous post.
I hope you enjoy this salad and how it feels to feed yourself these nourishing ingredients!