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Apple & Almond Crunch Salad

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As most of you know I am working on a Detox Program so I have been creating so many new recipes to include for this real food reset. I have worked hard to use ingredients that are fresh, and support the bodies natural detoxification process.

Almonds, apples, cruciferous veggies, lemon and ginger are all super food when it comes to detoxing the body from the inside out. That is how this salad was created. We tend to be creatures of habit and end up eating the same old boring salad or bowl each week. My goal is to keep switching things up so you have SO many options of fresh spring and summer salads.

So far on the blog we have over 10 homemade dressing recipes and I am happy to include another one this week and it’s one of my new favs. Keep reading to grab this salad recipe as well as my new Lemon Ginger Dressing.

This salad works as an easy lunch or healthy dinner. This recipe is:

  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free
  • vegan

The Recipe



Makes: 2-3 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes


2 cups arugula or spinach, chopped

1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped

2 carrots, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)

½ cup red cabbage, finely chopped

½ cup almonds, chopped

1/3 cup craisins (dried cranberries or fresh)

2 cups chickpeas or 1-2 cooked chicken breast cubed

1 granny smith apple, diced into bite size chunks


In a large bowl or container add all ingredients except apples and mix well.

Serve in bowl and top with balsamic or lemon ginger dressing and fresh apples.


½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed

¼ cup olive oil

1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and shredded

½ tablespoon maple syrup

dash of sea salt or garlic salt


1. Blend in small food processor and store in jar in fridge for up to 1 week.

Tip – I like to double dressing batch. I like to add honey sometimes instead of maple syrup for a honey lemon ginger dressing.


If you make this recipe I would love to hear what you think in the comments below or tag me in your pics on the social @pam_rocca. As always sharing is caring, if you know someone who would love this recipe I would so appreciate you sharing it with them.

Happy Meal Prep Sunday,