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DETOX cauliflower couscous salad

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Asmaa Lahlou

February 19, 2024
At MyAuthentikSpoon, our love for food runs deep, especially when it comes to the vibrant flavors of our Mediterranean roots. However, as many of you already know, our core passion is understanding how thoughtful food choices can profoundly improve our well-being. Naturally, when the opportunity to combine these two loves emerged, we couldn't resist but embrace it!

Introducing our DETOX Cauliflower couscous salad—a delightful reinterpretation of the beloved Lebanese Tabbouleh. This innovative version includes Quinoa couscous and a generous mix of vegetables, ensuring a dish that’s not only rich in fiber, antioxidants, sulfur compounds, and essential amino acids but also made with easily digestible vegetable proteins.

DETOX isn’t just a trend; it’s a vital process that support our body to perform its natural detoxification when it stops working in an optimal way. So when a DETOX is done correctly it revitalizes our bodies, supports organ health, and ensures we’re nourishing ourselves with the nutrients essential for peak performance. This dish is a good representation of our philosophy that DETOX should be nutrient-rich, supportive of the body’s detox organs, and, above all, delicious. Let’s dive into how this recipe aligns with our February focus, offering a blend of flavors and benefits that perfectly complement our detoxification goals.

DETOX Cauliflower Couscous Salad

This culinary creation is more than a mere salad; it’s a vibrant, nutrient-packed dish designed to support your body’s natural detoxification processes. By incorporating ingredients rich in fiber, antioxidants, and sulfur compounds, alongside essential amino acids from sources like quinoa, hemp seeds, and sprouted mung beans, this salad is a powerhouse of detox-friendly nutrients. It’s crafted to not only satisfy your taste buds but also to keep you nourished and energized while your body focuses on detoxification.

Recipe – Serves: 6

Ingredients for the Salad

  • 200g quinoa
  • 30g sprouted mung beans
  • 30g hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
  • Optional: 1/4 small red cabbage

Ingredients for the Dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 4 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • Salt, pepper, cumin, and sumac, to taste


  1. Cook the quinoa as per the package instructions, allow to cool, and set aside.
  2. Rinse the sprouted mung beans, dry them, and mix with hemp seeds in a bowl.
  3. Soak all vegetables in a baking soda solution to minimize pesticide residues, rinse well, and dry.
  4. Grate the cauliflower to achieve a couscous texture and finely chop all vegetables.
  5. Whisk together dressing ingredients and combine with the salad. Refrigerate to blend flavors.
  6. Before serving, add chopped herbs and adjust seasoning.

Alternative if you suffer from hypothyroidism

For those with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, it’s recommended to use only half the amount of cauliflower and to steam or bake it for 20-25 minutes. This process helps to deactivate goitrogens that could potentially affect thyroid function. Despite this adjustment, you’ll still benefit from the sulforaphane, which plays a crucial role in enhancing the body’s detoxification processes and reducing damage from free radicals.


This recipe illustrate how integrating the right foods into your diet can significantly aid in detoxification. It emphasizes the importance of not just eliminating toxins but doing so in a way that supports the body’s detox organs with the necessary nutrients.

For those navigating through the detoxification process, remember, it’s about enriching your body, not depriving it. Our DETOX Cauliflower Couscous Salad is a prime example of how detoxification can be both nourishing and delightful, perfectly embodying our February campaign’s spirit.

As we share this DETOX Cauliflower Couscous Salad recipe, it’s essential to highlight that this dish embodies the core principles and philosophy we hold dear at MyAuthentikSpoon. We believe that effective detoxification is best achieved through a diet that includes detoxifying foods, well-prepared and balanced vegetable juices, and the judicious use of fasting techniques. This approach ensures that your body receives a comprehensive array of nutrients necessary for optimal function and detoxification.

What do we think of Mono Diet Detox Techniques?

Technically, DETOX mono-diet techniques are designed to simplify digestion effort and giving the body only one ingredient to focus on. From that perspective, it could be seen as a winning recipe. However, we consciously steer away from mono-diet DETOX solutions, as they rely only on a single vegetable or fruit. Such diets fall short in providing the diverse array of nutrients your body needs to detoxify effectively and maintain overall health. Our DETOX Cauliflower Couscous Salad is a testament to our belief in a varied, nutrient-rich diet as the cornerstone of a successful detox plan. It’s full of nutrients and it’s as well delicious.

To continue learning

For those interested in diving deeper into our detoxification philosophy or seeking guidance on how to tailor a detox plan to their needs, our AUTHENTIK DETOX program offers a wealth of resources and will allow you to do your DETOX with the support of our expert coach. IF you are a self learner or want to solely develop your DETOX knowledge without doing a DETOX right now, our DETOX masterclass might be the right starting point for you. Additionally, we invite you to book a free private consultation with our dedicated naturopathic chef. This one-on-one session is an excellent opportunity to have all your questions answered and to learn how to incorporate detoxifying strategies into your lifestyle effectively.

Our commitment at MyAuthentikSpoon is to support your journey toward a healthier, more vibrant you. We commit to empower you with the right education on personalized nutrition, and the transformative power of food. Let this February be the start of your informed and nourishing detox journey.

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