Detox Fall Salad

Today’s recipe is a fall favorite: Detox Salad. Arugula, kale, and beets are naturally detoxifying to the liver and offer phytochemicals to help nourish from within. These vitamin and fiber-rich vegetables combine with immune-supporting onion, zucchini, and butternut squash to create a hearty, gut-friendly salad recipe with a creamy, probiotic dressing made with Lifeway kefir.

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Prep Time: 25-30 mins Servings: 6-8


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a pan with parchment paper. Add the beet cut into cubes, the butternut squash cubes, onion pieces, and the zucchini cubes onto the pan and dry-roast for 30 minutes until caramelized and cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, add the raw kale and arugula to 2 serving bowls, divided evenly amongst each. Blend up the dressing ingredients in a small blender or food processor, and then toss with the kale and arugula to soften and let the salad "set up".
  3. Once veggies are done roasting, add them on top of the greens in each bowl, and top with fresh carrot shreds and sunflower seeds. Enjoy!