Pomegranate Zucchini Noodle Salad {Gluten Free, Clean Eats}

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I absolutely love my Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer. It really is a dream come true! You can make all sorts of healthy clean eating dishes with this little heaven kitchen utensil. They are $14.99 at Target – totally worth that chuck of change.

This dish is yummy. It is clean, detoxing and gluten free. Score. And, it is so, so simple. You will have this ready in about 5 minutes. Seriously. I made my own lean, clean dressing to go with it – please feel free to put your own stamp of dressing on your noodle salad.

But, this dressing recipe is killer. So – you might want to try it. Take your healthy salad to work. Have it as a quick snack – or side salad at dinner. Or make an extra large helping of it and eat it for your dinner.

You will need (salad): 3 medium zucchinis, 1 pomegranate, 2 handfuls of cilantro, 4 green onions, 1 lemon (for the juice).

You will need (dressing): 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. dried basil, 1 tbsp. onion powder, 1 tbsp. mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Wisk together.

First spiral your zucchini noodles. After all 3 are in noodle like form, just dump them in a big bowl.

Chop up your cilantro and green onions. You want these to be in little, tiny pieces. Add them to your green noodles.

Open your pomegranate. If you have not worked with this fruit before, I would recommend watching a video on how to properly get your little ruby, yummy nuggets out of the fruit. Once you do this, dump these into your salad.

Squeeze the juice from one lemon in – and add in your dressing (as much as you like – just don’t overdo it.) Yum – enjoy your healthy, fresh salad.

Lean Clean Detox Salad {Gluten Free, Vegetarian}

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Not only do I feel like I am a natural harvester when I chow down on this guilt-free salad, I feel like my internal organs are getting a good scrub down by the awesome, detoxing ingredients in this caveman meal.

Everything in this little mixture of greens is so good for you. It has crunch, tang and a little bit of savory flavor. Can it really get better than this? You will not – and I repeat – will not miss the meat in this little meal. The Brussels sprouts fill up that tummy and provide that fleshy goodness.

You will need: 1 green onion, 1 pinch of cilantro leaves, 2 handfuls of organic salad mix, 8 Brussels sprouts (cooked and sautéed with onions), 1 handful of almonds (chopped), ½ avocado and homemade Italian dressing.

Literally all you have to do is mix these all together and enjoy. You will want to chop the green onion and the cilantro (in order to make bite size pieces). Simply, add them to the salad mixture.salad detox

Sauté the Brussels sprouts in olive oil with chopped yellow onions. I typically let these sit the fridge for a couple days, after they are cooked, in order to soak in that onion flavor. Dump your plump Brussels sprouts into your green salad mixture.

In a food processor, place in a handful of almonds. And pulse – so you get little nuggets of almond pieces. Pour these crumbles over the greens.

Add your chopped avocado half – and then douse with dressing. Click on this link to find out how to make the best salad dressing that I have ever tasted – here.

Enjoy your detox salad.