Updated: Feb 1
It's the beginning of summer—a great time to clear the body and mind, preparing for a vibrant and focused season.
I love to use Sunday as a reset day and cleanse, whether it’s cleaning out my t-shirt drawer, the kitchen cabinets, my computer or my thoughts. Prepping plant-powered meals for the week is a great excuse to clean out the fridge and start off the week clear and centered. This detox fennel dill salad is perfect for cleansing the gut and liver.
Fennel is high in antioxidants like vitamins C and A, has lots of fiber and contains something called carminatives, which help to relax the stomach and stimulate digestive movement. Gassy? Eat fennel!
It also has a substance called anethole which gives fennel its aroma and licorice flavor. It’s been shown to help fight inflammation and reduce risk of cancer. Also in this salad: dill, cucumber, red onion and lemon - all with superfood healing powers.
Who’s detoxing with me and what’s on your detox plan?
1 large fennel bulb, thin sliced
1 cucumber, thin sliced
1 cup arugula
1/4 red onion, thin sliced
1/2 cup dill, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil (for oil-free try orange juice and omit the maple)
4 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp sea salt (more to taste)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
black pepper to taste
How to Make
In a large bowl, mix fennel, cucumber, arugula, onion and dill together and stir.
In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together to make the dressing.
Pour the dressing over the fennel salad and mix well.
Chill in fridge for 30 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy the detox!
Delicious and nutritious additions: Sesame seeds, sliced avocado, pumpkin seeds
Per serving (4 servings): 113 calories, 13 grams carbohydrates (9 grams net carbohydrates), 4 grams fiber, 2 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 195 milligrams sodium
Good source of folate, vitamins K, A, C, and E, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium
Excellent source of vitamin K, A, C