Apple Detox Salad

January  9, 2011
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  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Just 4 basic ingredients – apple, beetroot, orange and raw spinach.
This salad is exactly what it says – it’s a mixture of ingredients that cleanses and detoxes your body.
It’s the kind of salad your body craves for the day after a party with lots of food and wine. It gives your digestive system a break!. —Maria Teresa Jorge

What You'll Need
  • 2 handfuls raw baby spinach
  • 2 small or 1 large green apple
  • 1 orange
  • 2 small roasted or boiled beetroot cut in pieces
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt
  1. Wash the baby spinach and pat dry with a kitchen towl. Set aside.
  2. Wash the apple very well. Keep the apple whole and hold the part with the stem. Cut the whole apple very thinly on a mandolin with a straight blade, with seeds and all (the pectin in the seeds is really good for your body).
  3. Beetroot – I prefer to roast the beetroot but you can use boiled or pre-cooked. After cooked, discard any peel or stem parts. Cut in irregular pieces and put them in kitchen paper towel to absorb any extra juices. Set aside.
  4. Peel the orange cutting right down to the flesh and removing the skin and all the white pith. Hold the orange in one hand over a bowl and using a sharp knife, cut between the membranes and put the orange wedges in the bowl. Squeeze the juice that is left in the membranes in the bowl.
  5. Put a handful of spinach on a plate. Add the round apple slices making a flower.
  6. Add half the beetroot and half the orange segments.
  7. Drizzle lightly with Olive Oil, the orange juice and a little balsamic glaze.Add a pinch of salt.

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12 Reviews

nogaga June 22, 2011
Ilove your recipes, Maria Teresa!
Maria T. June 22, 2011
Thank you Nogaga. Hope you get the chance to make them.
safenervine January 12, 2011
Thanks Maria! Now I'm on a mission to try this! And to experiment with Balsamic Cream.
Maria T. January 12, 2011
Good luck.
Sagegreen January 12, 2011
Very elegant!
Maria T. January 12, 2011
Thanks Sagegreen.
Rajee January 10, 2011
Lovely salad.... Best looking detox diet I must say :-)
Maria T. January 10, 2011
Thank you. And Detox can be good, delicious and look great. After taking the photo I ate the whole salad, my husband was staring at me like... What, didn't you leave any for me?! Ooops, I said, thoght it was too detox diet for your taste. His answer, Yeah but this one didn't look like a Detox Diet, it looked really good! So I made him one which he really enjoyed. The joys of cooking for food52!
safenervine January 10, 2011
This looks delicious. (I need a better camera!) I am embarrased to say that I have not heard of Balsamic Cream before. Is there a particular method to make it, or is this something you can buy?
Maria T. January 10, 2011
I am awfully sorry, I used the Italian words and in America it's called Balsamic Glaze. It comes in a squeeze bottle and is a reduction, so it's balsamic vinegar but creamy. Just look up on balsamic glaze and you 'll see what it is. So sorry for the wrong use of words, will correct the recipe right away.
Blissful B. January 9, 2011
Maria, you take such beautiful photos. All of your salads look like works of art!
Maria T. January 9, 2011
Thank you, it's just because I eat with my eyes as well.