Gut Healthy Recipes

Rainbow Detox Salad

½ red cabbage, thinly sliced

Red onion, chopped

Orange or yellow pepper, chopped

2 carrots, grated

1/4 cucumber chopped

Large handful coriander or flat leaf parsley chopped

Salt and pepper

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar

Finely chopped red chilli pepper (optional)

½ – 1 pomegranate, seeds only,


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Serve with any fish or meat. Delicious in a wholegrain flatbread with dollops of home made hummus

Will make enough for 6-8 people.

You can keep this in a covered container in the fridge for 4-5 days

Contains the following anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant nutrients:-

Red cabbage- vitamins A and C, B6, magnesium, anthocyanins (cancer fighting), fibre

Red Onion – quercetin, Vitamin C, potassium, fibre

Carrots – vitamin A from beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, fibre

Peppers – Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin E and K, beta carotene

Cucumber- potassium, vitamin C, lowers blood sugar

Coriander – quercetin, kaempferol – good for detox, vitamins A,C,K

Olive Oil – good source of Omega 9 and 3; Apple cider Vinegar – probiotic – good for gut bacteria

Pomegranate – very high antioxidant, fibre, vitamins C and K, 124 phytonutrients

Chilli pepper – fibre vitamins, Vitamin C and K, capsanthin -anti cancer

QUINOA TABBOULEH                                                                   

1 cup (180g) quinoa

2 cups (500ml) veg stock     

Generous pinch turmeric

Large bunch chopped parsley

Large handful fresh mint

4 spring onions, chopped

1 tsp cumin (optional)

½ cucumber deseeded and finely chopped (eat the middle bit!)

8 cherry tomatoes, quartered

3 tbsp olive oil

Zest and juice of one lemon

Sea salt and fresh black pepper

Cook quinoa in stock @10 mins. Drain (if not all water absorbed) and leave to stand 5 minutes. You can spread it out on a baking tray to let it dry a bit before putting into a large bowl. Add other ingredients and mix well

Will keep in fridge for up to 4 days