Serves 2 (appetiser)
Add variety to your detox diet with this healthy Detox Waldorf Salad; it provides lots of flavour and nutrition without overloading your digestive system. Instead of mayonnaise we use a creamy coconut reduction, and flaxseeds and sunflower seeds replace the usual walnuts. A great fibre-rich dish, whether you’re detoxing or just looking for healthier food options.
Celery (French), finely sliced, 30 g
Apple, red, cut into fine strips, 30 g
Apple, green, cut into fine strips, 30 g
Pineapple, cut into fine strips, 25 g
Sunflower seeds, 10 g
Flax seeds, 3 tsp
Lime juice, ½ lime
Sea Salt, Pinch
Pepper black, To taste
Carrot julienne, 1/5 medium size
Leek julienne, 1/5 medium size
Fresh coconut (whole)*, 1 medium
* The coconut is used to make a healthy mayonnaise; see below for method.
Begin by making the coconut mayonnaise. Open the coconut and pour the water into a blender. Scrape out all of the coconut meat and add to the blender. Blend until it looks like milk. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn back the heat and simmer until it has reduced to a creamy consistency (about 30 minutes). Season to taste with salt, pepper and lime juice, and put in the fridge to cool.
Place the celery, red and green apple, pineapple and sunflower seeds into a mixing bowl. Add 30 ml of coconut mayonnaise, the flax seeds, and then season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Mix well.
Serve the salad onto your plates, drizzling any remaining dressing around the plate. Garnish with carrot and leek julienne.