Healthy Broccoli Salad for Detoxification

Image: Jesse Lane Wellness Before I got sick I shared some info about detoxing - whether it's real, and what kinds of foods you can eat to help your body clean itself out.

This healthy spin on a broccoli salad from Joyous Health is a perfect example of a healthy dish that will support your liver with detoxification. It's also full of anti-inflammatory ingredients, like turmeric, nutritional yeast and pumpkin seeds!

Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe



  • 2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets and diced ends (about 6 cups)
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp tumeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Water as required


Thinly slice the red onion and place in a bowl of water to soak until the rest of the salad is ready, this will neutralize the astringent flavour.

Cook the broccoli in a steamer basket by gently steaming it over boiling water for 5 minutes or until just tender. Once the broccoli is cooked, submerge it in an ice bath to stop the cooking if you are not serving immediately.

To make the sauce, place the garlic in a food processor and pulse until minced. Add the tahini, nutritional yeast, paprika, mustard powder, turmeric, salt and pepper, apple cider vinegar and oil then pulse until silky smooth. The sauce should be quite thick, but if it is too thick add water 1 tsp at a time until you reach desired consistency.

Place the broccoli and sliced onions in a large bowl and toss with the sauce. Top with the salad with goji berries and pumpkin seeds. Serve broccoli and goji berry antioxidant salad warm or chill before serving.