raw cauli beet salad.jpg

CAULIFLOWER BEET TABBOULEH SALAD

When I began my journey of health and fitness, I enrolled in a all women Plant Based Gym where I started to dive deep into nutrient based meals for my weight loss goal.

One of the 6 Week Boot Camps that I attended - there is a week of detox. During detox week you are not allowed to consume any processed sugar, dairy, gluten, very minimum of grains and consuming lots of fresh raw salads and soups!

I absolutely love challenges in the kitchen and what I can create. This is where I made this delicious tangy juicy salad! Not is it only super colorful but it is also detoxifying and great health benefits for you!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

RECIPE:

WHAT YOU NEED:

- Food Processor

- Medium Mixing Bowl

-Rubber Spatula

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 head of cauliflower, roughly chopped

1 medium beet or 2 small beets, roughly chopped

Handful of cilantro, chopped

2 celery stalks, finely diced

1/4 cup red onion, finely diced (optional)

2 tbsp sauerkraut + 2 tbsp. sauerkraut juice (I used Sonoma Brinery Dill & Garlic Flavor)

1 lemon, squeezed and juiced!

1/4 cup of organic apple cider vinegar

Salt & Pepper (season to taste)

TOPPINGS/LAYERS:

Avocado Slices or Avocado Mash

Cherry Tomato

Hummus as the spread

Purple Cabbage Wrap or Gluten Free Tortilla

1 tbsp. Hemp Seeds

Optional: Spinach, Cucumber,

DIRECTIONS:

In a food processor add your roughly chopped cauliflower (you might have to do this in batches depending the size of your machine). Pulse until its finely minced and add to your mixing bowl. Keep repeating until cauliflower is all minced up.

Gather your roughly chopped beets and add into food processor (same process as cauliflower) - add into the mixing  bowl.

Finely dice celery, onion and chopped cilantro. Add into the mixing bowl.

With your rubber spatula start mixing everything together.

Add your liquids such as apple cider vinegar, sauerkraut + juice. Add salt + pepper and season to taste.

If it is too tangy with the apple cider vinegar you can always balance it out with another lemon juiced.

This mixture is very wet by the end of it because of all the juices added but taste so good and refreshing! It last up for a week in the fridge.

HOW TO LAYER THIS BABY UP!

Grab your wrap whether it be purple cabbage or a tortilla. If tortilla warm it up! Add a nice chunk of hummus on the bottom and spread. If your using a tortilla add some spinach on the bottom layer then add 1/2cup of the mixture. Add sliced cherry tomatoes, avocado, sauerkraut, hemp seeds and cracked salt and pepper.

**You can use this mixture by eating it as a wrap, a salad or a dip! This mixture is pares well with crackers ex. Mary's Gone Crackers, Gluten Free Tortilla Chips etc..

HEALTH BENEFITS:

Cauliflower:

Cauliflower is often considered one of the healthiest foods on Earth, and there is good reason why. With its rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, brain disease and even weight gain, it seems there isn’t much cauliflower is unable to do.

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetables family — also known as the Brassica oleracea family, along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and some other less common varieties.

Beets:

The beet nutrition profile is pretty impressive, with each serving packing in a good amount of folate, fiber and manganese for a low amount of calories — which help provide all these wonderful beets benefits.

Top benefits antioxidants, relieve inflammation, promote heart health, aids in digestion, boost brain function, supports digestive health, enhance athletic performance and increase weight loss.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to form health-promoting probiotics and enzymes, giving it significantly less sugar and fewer calories than apple cider or apple juice. In fact, it only takes one to two tablespoons of ACV to take advantage of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.

Top benefits regulates blood sugar level, enhance weight loss, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, aids in healthy skin and relieves acid reflux symptoms.

Sauerkraut:

Sauerkraut, a form of fermented cabbage, has been popular throughout Central Europe for hundreds of years. Sauerkraut combines one of the healthiest foods there is (cabbage) with one of the most beneficial and time-honored food preparation methods ever used (fermentation).

Sauerkraut reduces inflammation (both in and out of the GI tract), improvement of digestion such as leaky gut syndrome and IBS, improves immunity, better nutrient absorption and so much more!