Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing

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The dressing makes this salad!

This simple, yet delicious Garden Salad, is perfect for preparing the night before for tomorrow’s lunch or enjoy with dinner.

Recipe adapted from the book Hungry for Change. Visit Hungry For Change TV for more information.

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Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing

This refreshing garden salad is bright and the perfect addition to any meal or as a stand-alone dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.



  • 1 cup baby spinach or large spinach leaves, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 avocado chopped, optional
  • 1/3 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 8 almonds sliced
  • 1 cup beans sprouts
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 cup roasted chicken breast chopped - optional (do not add if you are making this salad as part of our 3- Day Detox and Cleanse, chicken breast CAN be included for the 2-Day Flush Fat Menu)


  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste


  • Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad. This recipe can easily be made into a family salad by increasing the ingredients.


It's easy to prepare this salad for tomorrow's lunch by simply preparing your veggies the night before and adding to separate zip-lock bags. When it's time for lunch, toss all the veggies in a bowl, add almonds and drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 17.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 49mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 3.8g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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    1. Really? First of all the recipe is for 2 servings, second, one would assume, like every other recipe, that you either have leftovers or learn to scale to your liking. Common sense folks….

  1. Instead of the optional chicken breast, could I add some chickpeas instead? Trying to go totally meat free for the cleanse…

  2. At the top with the nutritional info it says "Yields: 2 salads" yet under that in the directions it says "Serves 1." I'm confused, which is it?

  3. I have a bottle of red wine that I don't want to go to waste. Can I add it to the dressing or will it undo the detox?

  4. I found organic pea shoots at trader joes. Will these work instead of sprouts? Also, I'm not the biggest fan of lemon dressing and was wondering if I could use a vinegar/olive oil/italian seasonings dressing instead? Thanks!

  5. any substitutes for the nuts? I don’t like walnuts or almonds (not a huge fan of nuts in general)

  6. This 2-days cleanse is under 1000 calories for each day. 900 to be exact…is that healthy? Also what to do after we are done. How to transition to gain the weight back?

    1. Stephanie, The goal is to cleanse your system of toxins that have buildup from eating processed foods. Two days should not result in any significant weight loss.

  7. I am not a cook at all. I am confused by the recipes. They do not have units of measure on many of the ingredients. Example is: 0.13 diced celery stalk or 0.02 all spice. I asked my ex-husband who is a chef and taught culinary school and he didn’t understand it either.

    1. Michelle, You will need to click on US Customary instead of Metrics. It’s located in red just under “Ingredients”. Hope this helps. 🙂

      US Customary – Metric

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