The Filling Fall Salad That Can Help You Detox

POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

It's the perfect time to give the body a clean slate, but detox mode isn't defined by a diet of lemons and maple syrup. Candice Kumai of Top Chef fame began developing this recipe on her search for a healthier version of fat-laden coleslaw. What she ended up creating was a detox and diuretic salad that stands strong on its own. Apples marry with the dynamic duo of red and Savoy cabbage, combining for a fiber-filled meal that aids in digestion. The addition of fennel seeds adds to the fiber factor, plus a kick of cayenne boosts your metabolism.

Apple and Cabbage Salad

Cook Time20 mins
Yield4 servings

From Cook Yourself Sexy by Candice Kumai


    • 1/2 head Savoy cabbage
    • 1/2 head red cabbage
    • 1 Fuji apple
    • 1/4 red onion
    • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 cup golden raisins
    • For the dressing:
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
    • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


    1. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, thinly slice the cabbage, apple, and red onion to resemble extremely fine confetti; transfer to a large bowl.

    2. Add the walnuts and raisins. Toss gently to combine.

    3. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.

    4. Top the salad with the dressing. Using salad tongs, mix until evenly dressed.