So, Mom and I go to Columbus Ohio quite a few times a year to shop. Our favorite stores are the Ohio Thrift Stores. We find all kinds of stuff up there…clothes, games, shoes, purses…most of it are name brand and there are a couple of things that usually have the tags still on them.
Well, during one of our trips a couple of months ago, we went into Kroger’s to pick up some lunch. They had a “Super Detox Salad” on sale for 99 cents a pound. It really looked delicious. I tried it and it was really good. So I asked the guy if he knew the ingredients. He somehow printed me off a copy of it from the scales they weigh the deli food on (I was intrigued, I know nothing about those scales except that they can weight food and not print off ingredients). I came home and looked up different recipes and I was shocked to see how many people had already heard of detox salad. I was a bit bummed. So I went and gathered my favorite ingredients.
The only thing I cannot match in the Kroger’s kind, is the dressing they use on theirs but that is quite alright with me because I like homemade dressings. So, I made my own.
So, here is the list of what I purchased.
1 head of cauliflower
1 head broccoli
1 red onion
Package of carrots
Pack of Sunflower Seeds
Bunch of Kale
Head of Red Cabbage
Our Mega Ninja gets used daily around here. I had to shred all of these things in the Ninja. I added about 4 broccoli forets in the Ninja, the same with the caulifower, and 2 handfuls of kale, and 1/3 of the red cabbage. I only used half of the onion too. No one else will eat this in my house (Mom will occasionally eat some) so I didn’t want to make a suitcase full of detox salad.
Kroger’s had golden raisins in theirs and I opted out of putting raisins in mine. I typically do not eat raisins but I do in their salad. I then got the single serve cup for the Ninja for the dressing. I added 1 avocado, 1 drop of lemon, lime, and ginger essential oil. I poured in a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar, some black pepper, and a packet of Stevia. I then added maybe 1/4 cup of water. I blended well.
It was a very different tasting dressing for me. I only added 2 tablespoons to my salad but it actually complimented my salad very well. Like I said, I want to tweak it some more because it is a little more tart than I prefer but it was pretty good. It reminds me of baby alien poop….
So, there ya have it…the best salad in the world.
- Heather Carnes