Big Batch Healing Salad

By: Cassy Joy
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With nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory ingredients like kale, cabbage, turmeric, and ginger, this big batch healing is the perfect veggie side to help get you feeling good in no time!

big batch healing salad

This big batch healing salad is perfect for those times where you're feeling like you may have over-indulged just a bit. In the past, I'd immediately feel like I needed a cleanse or detox after a vacation, the holidays, or even one-too-many cookies, but, over time I learned that all I really needed get back to feeling good was a big dose of greens and some extra water. This combination always gives me an extra boost of energy, while helping reduce inflammation and speed up detoxification.

big batch healing salad

This big batch healing salad is loaded with super-foods and, since the base is cruciferous veggies, it can be made in advance so you can keep eating it all week! You'll thinly shred nutrient-dense lacinato kale, antioxidant-rich purple cabbage, and cilantro, which is a powerful detoxifying agent, and toss them with a creamy dressing, which is really the star of the show. Sunbutter makes a creamy, slightly salty base for the dressing, then lemon juice and apple cider vinegar are added to give the salad just a hint of acidity. Finally, you'll add fresh ginger and turmeric for a big dose of anti-inflammatory power

big batch healing salad

We hope you enjoy this big batch healing salad as much as we do!



Big Batch Healing Salad

big batch healing salad

With kale, cabbage, cilantro, and a delicious sunbutter-based dressing, this big batch healing salad is the perfect nourishing meal.

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • For the dressing:
    • 1/3 cup sunbutter
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
    • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
    • 12 tablespoons water, or until you have desired thickness
    • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
    • 1 tablespoon turmeric
    • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 1 head lacinato kale, de-stemmed and shredded
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 bunch cilantro


  1. Blend together all of the ingredients for the dressing until smooth. If you need to thin the dressing, add in 1 tablespoon water at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Place the shredded kale, cabbage, and cilantro in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Eat immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days.

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  1. Rachel says:

    Hey Cassy!

    Love this, would it work if I lightly steamed the kale and cabbage first?!



    5.0 rating

  2. Liz says:

    My husband and I loved this recipe! So yummy.

  3. Stephanie Carroll says:

    Am I special?! Why does my dressing look like sunbutter and not dressing?! Why is it so thick?! DO YOU SEND HELPERS TO PEOPLES’ KITCHENS

    1. Cassy says:

      Add a bit more water, Stephanie! That should help!

  4. AMie says:

    This salad was unique . . . I feel like the dressing was missing something? The dressing was very thick and just like a big glop of sunbutter. Maybe is it missing olive oil? MaYBE it will get better as it sits in the fridge? Its not bad, just very different

    1. Cassy says:

      You can add olive oil (no harm in that) or water to thin it. Some sunbutters can be a little thick and need a bit of finesse.

  5. Erica Easley says:

    Fresh turmeric or ground?

  6. Erica Easley says:

    Thank you for the response. Just made this and holy cow it’s good!!!

  7. Made this yesterday and it’s amazing! All the flavors work perfectly together.

  8. Sam says:

    I have a sensitivity to cabbage. Any substitute recommendations?

  9. David Barlev says:

    So fresh and delicious!