Crunchy detox salad

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 1 min


Serves 4
This low-fat salad is full of vibrant colours, textures and flavours. Makes for a great lunchbox or light supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy


  • kcal248
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre9g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.38g
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  • 250g broccoli, cut into small florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 100g ready-to-eat dried apricots, cut into strips



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • 300g red cabbage, finely shredded



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • juice 1 small orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Blanch the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 1 min. Drain and quickly cool under cold running water, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Put in a bowl with the apricots, broccoli, red cabbage, chickpeas and sunflower seeds.

  2. Put the onion and ginger in a bowl with the orange juice, vinegar and oil. Mix well. Leave for 5 mins to soften the onion, then add to the salad and thoroughly toss everything together.

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Comments (8)

emmamoss's picture

Edib but uninspiring. Had better detox salads from BBC good food

mandi3699's picture

I am only cooking for one, and the cost of this salad using your on line shopping link to Asda is over 7 pounds. Seems rather expensive to me

quincepip's picture

I couldn't grasp this combination of ingredients, I felt it didn't hang together very well.

chloelouisekeys's picture

Dunno if I just didn't make it properly but this was cabbage raw is awful and bland and the red onion was burning my insides!!!!Could just be my mistake but I don't think I will be making this again. Sorry!:(

vcrovato's picture

I meant UNusual...

vcrovato's picture

Lovely usual salad, great combination of textures and flavours. I left both the broccoli and the chickpeas warm

azureangel's picture

Really good! Quick to make and filling. Will have again and will recommend to others.

tellybwmbas's picture

Absolutely fantastic this one..even better the next day!

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