Hot Detox Asian Salad

By Julie Daniluk, RHN

Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and turkey, or black beans — this salad is packed with protein. Protein helps stabilize blood sugar, which helps prevent adrenal strain. The amino acid tyrosine is especially important for the adrenal glands as it supports the synthesis of adrenaline (aka epinephrine). Most varieties of seaweed provide all the essential minerals your body needs to support enzyme activity, repair tissues and balance hormones.

Makes 4 servings


1⁄2 lb               cooked organic chicken or turkey, sliced into 1⁄2-inch strips, or 3⁄4 cups cooked black beans (or one 14-oz can, rinsed and drained)

5 cups            napa cabbage, thinly sliced

2 cups            green beans, steamed and chopped

1⁄2 cup           carrot, grated

1⁄2 cup           green onions, chopped

1⁄2 cup           raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds

1⁄4 cup           fresh cilantro, finely chopped


3 Tbsp            raw sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil

1⁄3 cup           dulse flakes

1⁄4 cup           raw apple cider vinegar

3 Tbsp            raw liquid honey or coconut nectar

2 Tbsp            coconut aminos

1⁄2 tsp            pink rock or gray sea salt

To serve:

2 Tbsp            raw sesame seeds


  1.  In a bowl, mix together all the salad ingredients.
  2.  Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl or Mason jar. Pour over the salad and toss gently. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Recipe notes: Sea vegetables are especially rich in iodine, which is key for supporting thyroid function. With a balanced thyroid, your adrenals function at their best — these glands are connected.

Recipe reprinted with permission by Julie Daniluk RHN and HarperCollins/



Nutritionist, Julie Daniluk, RHN, hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show, now shown in over 70 countries. Her award-winning bestseller, Meals That Heal Inflammation, has helped over 100,000 people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great. Julie’s latest book, Hot Detox, was the #1 Canadian health book in 2017 with 11 weeks on the best-seller list.

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