easynew-years-detox-saladThe holidays are over and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.

Get your party hats on and your noise makers ready because you’re this New Year is gunna be your best one yet. This detox recipe (and yummy gluten-free salad) is gunna start your 2015 with clean eating in mind while you jump onto the healthy detox bandwagon.

I have a thing for detox salads.

They just taste so darn good.

So fresh. So flavorful. So healthy. What’s not to love?

{Side Bar}: Detox Salad, I Heart You. Hehe.


I’ve got a serious addiction for cashews and almonds mixed in this big ol’ bowl of cabbage, cherry tomatoes, quinoa, red cabbage, broccoli, sweet potatoes and more. Huge addiction. My favorite part? The soft texture of quinoa mixed with the crunchy nuts n’ cabbage. It’s a mouth full of fun!

It’s a good problem to have. Trust me.


I’m not complaining.

But I am full.

Too full to type this. So, you’ll have to figure out what this tastes like for yourself. I’m off to take a little holiday nap.


And have a safe and happy New Year’s!




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New Year's Detox Salad
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small head finely chopped purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. raw whole almonds
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, steam broccoli and sweet potatoes in a steamer basket over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, toss spinach, cabbage, cooked quinoa, broccoli and sweet potatoes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice and vinegar; pour over salad. Add cashews and almonds; toss to combine and serve.
Nutrition Facts
New Year's Detox Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 1549mg44%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 13339IU267%
Vitamin C 234mg284%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    The Detox Salad was easy to make and delish. I posted my plated post-New Year dish on Instagram and Facebook and let me tell you, everyone wanted the recipe, which I shared. Thank you!

    Happy Healthy 2015!

  2. Love cashews in my salad too. Have everything for this except the red cabbage which I will pick up tomorrow. Never thought of putting sweet potatoes in my salad. Should be delish!

  3. 5 stars
    I have never heard of a detox salad before; but hey why not – I will give it a shot. This sounds very good, and I am very excited to have found your blog.

  4. Hi Anne,
    I’m commenting on your blog to get a chance at winning 🙂
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your recipes with me. I’ve started eating clean and I haven’t looked back yet!
    New recipes are always welcomed and when I try them, they are always great!

  5. Hi Amie!
    You said to comment anywhere on the blog, so I thought your latest post was most appropriate for the CV Labs giveaway. I would absolutely love to win. I actually won a bottle of their Rescue and Relief spray from the blog, Mommy Greenest, and I’ve been hooked ever since. It is the most soothing product I own. I use it after shaving, and in the summer on heat rash. Right now it’s great for patches of dermatitis. Keep it in the fridge for instant cooling relief! I’m starting to run low though, and unfortunately, I can ‘t really afford to try all her products on my budget. Would love to, so hope I win! I would leave tons of rave reviews : )