An everyday favorite detox salad recipe bursting with flavorful citrus fruits and leafy greens that leave taste buds fully satisfied. It is a little bit of sweet and salty and tangy all into one delicious salad cleanse!
Enjoy this immunity boosting and stunningly vibrant detox salad made with dark leafy greens, grapefruit, oranges, avocado, pistachios, and tossed in a citrus vinaigrette dressing. It is an invigorating salad cleanse to ignite energy levels and bring to the table when you need a little extra pep in your step! Change up the recipe a bit by topping this healthy salad recipe with pecans or a lean cooked fish fillet.
Detox Citrus Salad
Detox salads work well for when you are craving a flavorful salad fast and looking to burn fat, trim the waistline and obtain stunning and glowing skin! This is a wonderful salad to add to any diet and is simple to make, enjoyable and bursting with a citrus dressing.
Salads, this on in particular, are packed with vitamin C and this one gets it from orange juice, lime juice, and grapefruit. It also contains avocado oil, chili powder, salt and pepper, making it a perfect detoxing salad to enjoy as a side or main dish!
For a twist on flavor, change up the fruit by substituting peaches and plums for the grapefruit and oranges. You can also add 1 cup of cooked quinoa or rice to mix in for a heartier meal.
This detox salad comes together quickly in as little as 10 minutes! It truly is one of our favorite easy salad recipes so far bursting with juicy flavors just as delicious, if not more as this skinny roasted vegetable quinoa salad, and this kale salad.
There is a similar recipe in my Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cookbook. In fact, one reader told me on Facebook, that the Quinoa Citrus Salad is his favorite recipe from my cookbook so far and he has made it over 5 times in 2 weeks! That says something, right?
So, I have altered the recipe to be extremely detoxing without grains for a Paleo and Keto-Friendly meal.
Leafy arugula greens, spinach, kale or mixed greens – Leafy greens are bursting with phytonutrients, which powerhouse the body and are essential to keeping you alive. They are found in plant forms (especially spinach) and known to reduce colon and other cancers, reduce inflammation, obesity, reduce oxidation levels in the body and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals [source].
Citrus fruit – This salad is a mix of grapefruit, navel oranges or blood oranges, and avocado. All ingredients increase the immunity due to vitamin C and high antioxidants, are packed with fiber to flush away toxins, and contain pectin’s to support healthy digestion.
Avocado – Heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and beautiful glowing skin comes from the oil in avocados. Both an avocado and avocado oil is used in this detox salad recipe giving you and extra dose of nutrients!
Citrus vinaigrette dressing
This is by far the BEST citrus salad dressing that I highly suggest using on all your favorite salads and seafood dishes. It brings out the best flavors without an overload of salt. Lime and chili powder just pair so well together with citrus fruits. Simply mix together in a small bowl:
- Orange juice
- Lime juice
- Avocado oil
- Chili powder
Then toss over the lettuce, fruit and avocado when you are ready to serve.
I do not suggest making this salad in advance. The avocado is best fresh and the lettuce will get soggy if the dressing is put on too soon. But you can prep this easy salad dressing ahead of time and mix all of the ingredients together right before serving.
Enjoy and when you make this detox salad recipe, I would love to hear what you think! Please tag me on social media @delightfulmomfood and rate the recipe in the recipe area!
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Detox Citrus Salad
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 4 teaspoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 10 ounces mixed greens or baby spinach, arugula, or chopped kale (with stems removed)
- 1 naval orange peeled and diced
- 1 red grapefruit peeled and cut into sections
- 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup pistachios chopped, or almond slices
- In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, oil, chili powder, salt and pepper.
- On four plates, evenly divide the greens, orange, grapefruit, avocados, and nuts. Drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately.