There are two ways I love to “detox” from the holidays as the New Year rolls around. The first is by fully hydrating my body and drinking plenty of nutrient-dense beverages like fresh juice and coconut water. The second is by filling my plate with plenty of robust salads and slaws – like this Easy Tahini Detox Carrot Slaw. Crunchy, spiced slaws are delicious detox food. They fill you up (rich in fiber) and keep you chewing for a while since they have so much crunchy texture. This creamy, curried carrot slaw, studded with sweet raisins, is one of my favorites. And it takes minutes to make. Try it this week as you try to detox from the holiday food season!..
Easy Tahini Detox Carrot Slaw
vegan, makes 5 cups
10 ounces julienne cut/matchstick carrots
1 cup organic Raisins
1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup tahini
1-2 Tbsp Muchi Curry powder (use more for more spice)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1. In a small bowl, combine the tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, curry powder, black pepper, salt and garlic powder. Whisk well.
2. In a large mixing bowl add the carrots, raisins and pumpkin seeds.
3. Pour the dressing mixture over the carrot mixture. Toss well until all the ingredients are well coated. Pour into serving bowl to set.
4. Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour. Serve chilled.
Optional topping: tofu cubes!