This salad is one of the greatest salads ever. The base, which is packed with hearty veggies like brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots holds up like crazy, meaning you can premix the base days in advance of when you need to eat it. And THAT is as basic as you can get. This recipe for my Asian Shrimp Rainbow salad is actually from my latest ebook "Back to Basics: The 1 Week Healthy Habit, Nutrition and Workout Plan Detox" . It's packed with the good stuff: fiber, a protein, a ton of phytonutrients and it's fun to eat! Lots of texture and flavor in such a simple dish. With two kinds of cruciferous veggies (brussels sprouts and cabbage) you get double the benefits. Many studies have even found a bridge between cruciferous veggies and possible cancer protective qualities. 

Healthy Basics Recipe: Asian Shrimp Rainbow Salad
Healthy Basics Recipe: Asian Shrimp Rainbow Salad
Healthy Basics Recipe: Asian Shrimp Rainbow Salad

Healthy Basics Recipe: Asian Shrimp Rainbow Salad

/// Ingredients ///

  • 3 oz shrimp
  • 1/2 c shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 c shredded brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 c shredded carrot
  • 1/4 c shredded kale
  • 1/4 c edamame
  • sliced scallion
  • basil
  • mint
  • sliced mango if desired ( I skipped it slash forgot!)
  • sliced almonds
  • honey ginger dressing
    • (whisk sesame oil, honey, grated ginger and fresh orange juice together) OR pre-made 

/// Directions // Minimal directions! Just cook the shrimp and in a large bowl add all ingredients and toss to coat! 

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