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Cleansing Sunflower Slaw

BySarah Axtell, ND June 22, 2015

It is officially summer! As the temperature warms up, we tend to gravitate toward fresh, cooling foods, such as salads. This is a new take on a traditional cabbage slaw. Tangy and sweet with lots of crunch. It is a nice way to incorporate cabbage as part of your diet. Cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and contains powerful anti-cancer components. Cruciferous veggies, such as cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, kale, and cauliflower are also very cleansing. Think of them as “food for your liver.”

Cleansing Sunflower Slaw

Serve this along side salmon or chicken. Makes for a delicious dinner or an easy lunch.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds


1. To make dressing, blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

2. To make salad, toss together all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in dressing.


Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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