Carrot Ginger Detox Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Carrot Ginger Detox Salad.  On Memorial Day, my daughter wanted to have a picnic at the park.  Since it was a spontaneous decision, we stopped at Whole Foods to get some picnic food.

My husband and I shared two things that day they were absolutely delicious.  The first one was a rice salad.  I re-created that for the blog already with my Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberries.  The other thing we had was a detox salad.  So, this is my version of that.


carrot ginger detox salad


This was amazing!  Super easy too.  I just had to share it with all of you.


Carrot Ginger Detox Salad

Carrot Ginger Detox Salad


    For the salad

    • 1-2 heads of broccoli
    • 3 carrots shredded
    • 2 cups cooked quinoa

    For the dressing

    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 2 T toasted sesame oil
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup mirin
    • 1 T soy sauce or Bragg's Aminos (for GF) (I used organic SanJ shoyu )
    • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
    • salt to taste


    1. Steam the broccoli. I used a rice cooker/steamer to do this. 
    2. In a sauce pan , cook the quinoa according to the package instructions.  I already had some quinoa in my fridge.  We always have some kind of grain in the fridge to make our meals stretch longer. 
    3. While the broccoli is steaming and the quinoa is cooking, throw all the ingredients together for the dressing. 
    4. Whisk them in a small bowl
    5. Once the quinoa and broccoli are done throw everything together in one big bowl .


    Recipe Notes

    This should last at least a week in the fridge. I think it tastes great hot or cold. I got about 4-5 servings out of my batch. Enjoy!

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    15 thoughts to “Carrot Ginger Detox Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)”

      1. Mirin adds a slight sweetness to this recipe. You can try adding a bit more apple cider vinegar and then adding 1/2 tsp coconut sugar? Just a guess.

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