Detox Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Craving a light and fresh lunch? This packable crunchy detox salad is loaded with nourishing veggies and perfect for traveling or an office lunch. Vegan + gluten-free. This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Lunch.

I talk about my love for salad all the time. I’ve done salad challenges, shared how to build a meal-sized salad and have way too many salad recipes here on EBF to count, but today’s salad is a little different for a couple reasons 1. It’s 100% plant-based and 2. It’s packable so it’s perfect for an on-the-go lunch. Whether your planning a summer road-trip and want to be prepared with a healthy option to enjoy on the drive or simply looking to pack a nutritious lunch for the office, this crunchy detox salad is going to be just the thing to pack in your tote bag.

It’s loaded with fresh, crunchy cruciferous veggies (like kale and cabbage) that are packed with nutrients to help you glow from the inside out. Along with all the veggies, there’s a trio of plant-based protein toppings — quinoa, edamame and almonds. The apple chunks and sesame ginger dressing add a hint of sweetness while the creaminess from the avocado ties the whole salad together perfectly. I don’t know what it is about this combo, but I’m hooked and will definitely be making this salad again and again.

Packable Crunchy Detox Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

The containers that I used to pack this salad are from the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Lunch collection, 100% leak-proof food storage containers designed for ready-to-go meals and snacks. When Rubbermaid reached out to me about partnering to create a recipe for their salad/snack container I said yes without hesitation. Me, create a healthy salad recipe? I can do that in my sleep. I mean, have you seen my Instagram? 😉

Packable Crunchy Detox Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Plus, I was pretty excited about the containers too! They’re 100% leak-proof (guaranteed), BPA-free and stain-resistant.

The salad container is my jam. I love that the bottom layer keeps salad greens fresh and crisp, while the top tray has plenty of room for lots of salad toppings as well as a separate little container for your dressing.

Packable Crunchy Detox Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

In the BRILLIANCE salad/snack set you get two containers, one for your salads and one for packing extra snacks. For this recipe I loaded up the snack container with tomatoes, apple slices and an avocado.

Craving a light and fresh lunch? This packable crunchy detox salad is loaded with nourishing veggies and perfect for traveling or an office lunch. Vegan + gluten-free.

The best part is that when you’re ready to eat the salad, you can remove the toppings tray and pour the toppings over the greens, drizzle on your dressing and dig in! The container is larger than it looks in the photos so you have plenty of space to toss the salad and you can eat it directly from the container.

Craving a light and fresh lunch? This packable crunchy detox salad is loaded with nourishing veggies and perfect for traveling or an office lunch. Vegan + gluten-free.

I can already tell that this salad container is going to get a ton of use. I might need to buy a few more so I can meal prep multiple salads at once! If you want to buy your own salad/snack set, you can find it on Amazon or at Target.

Packable Crunchy DETOX Salad

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To go container with kale salad, edamame, apples, almonds, purple cabbage and slices of avocado.

Detox Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Craving a light and fresh lunch? This packable crunchy detox salad is loaded with nourishing veggies and perfect for traveling or an office lunch. Vegan + gluten-free.


  • 1 1/2 cups kale and cabbage mix (I used Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch Collection)
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup cooked edamame
  • 1/3 cup bite-size apple chunks (about 1/2 an apple)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 avocado
  • sriracha (optional)

Sesame Ginger Dressing:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Package salad ingredients in a portable container until ready for lunch. Toss greens with the toppings. Add sliced avocado and drizzle on the dressing. Add a squirt of sriracha if you like to spice things up a bit and enjoy!
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Meal Prep
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 salad
  • Calories: 617
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 42g
  • Carbohydrates: 484g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: detox salad

Packable Crunchy Detox Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing // Vegan + Gluten-free
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    1. Michelle Tucker
      August 12, 2019 AT 3:48 am

      Hello. I’m so glad I found your site. I’ve been going through your recipes for a couple days, picking out ones that I’d like to try. Anyway, i was looking at the nutrition info for this one, and the carbs seem off. I’ll plug it all in to myfitnesspal app, but I thought you might want to take a look at it. Thanks. 🙂 I can’t wait to try all of the yummy recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 12, 2019 AT 9:21 am

        Thanks for the heads up! I’ll check it out and update if needed. I’m glad you found my site too! 🙂 Let me know which recipe you decide to try first.

    2. Suzanne
      June 10, 2018 AT 8:35 am

      I’m definitely trying to eat more salad. These containers would be great for my latest favorite, greek salad with grilled chicken!

    3. Viễn Thông 368
      August 22, 2017 AT 1:33 pm

      The perfect combination of vegetables and fruits.

    4. jossie
      August 22, 2017 AT 5:45 am

      these must be healthy, i should have to add it to my diet menu.
      thanks for sharing mam

    5. Amy
      August 17, 2017 AT 12:13 pm

      This would be the perfect container for me to bring a healthy lunch. I’m usually on the road around lunchtime so I either grab a few small things (almonds, banana) or I end up at fast food, which I just don’t want to do anymore. Thanks for the opportunity! Can’t wait to try this dressing and share it with our new women’s wellness group!

    6. Toba Cohen
      August 17, 2017 AT 12:47 am

      I would love to win this set because this school year I will be working full time! I will be the school receptionist in the am and assistant teacher in the pm. So I will need to start packing a lunch. I’ve been on a healthier track lately, and this would be super helpful!

    7. Julie
      August 16, 2017 AT 7:39 pm

      I am a teacher and will be going back to school soon. One of my goals is to eat healthier, and this set looks PERFECT for inspiring me to pack a healthy salad every day for lunch! My husband lost his job recently and so we are on a tight budget. I would love to win a set like this!

    8. Kate
      August 16, 2017 AT 2:16 pm

      Hi! I would love to win to make it extra easy and fun to pack my lunch. I do this every day and mostly bring different types of salads. This would be an easy way to pack it so it stays crispy! Plus, I start teaching again soon, so it will be an extra treat to start the school year off right! Thanks a bunch.

    9. Kerri Minet
      August 16, 2017 AT 2:10 pm

      Oh how I would love to win this salad set! I eat lunch at my desk every single day and this would make my life so much easier! Salads are my jam and I love everything from a classic Ceasar Salad to a Spiralized Veggie Salad with Quinoa!

    10. McKenzie C
      August 16, 2017 AT 10:21 am

      Wining this would change our lunch game!!! My husband works 12 to 14 hour days and finding ways to pack his food that will allow him to eat on the go is a real struggle, so he will just go all day without eating. What!!?!? I know!! Kills me! He turns 40 Sept 9th and has a goal of losing 15 lbs and I’m trying really hard to help him, this could be a huge help in getting him set up for success with one packaging tool instead of 5, like normal and annoying him. Lol

    11. Caitlyn
      August 16, 2017 AT 8:59 am

      My teacher lunch box ALWAYS has at least 6 containers. Hay. Are. Separate. Which is a mess when you are trying to eat, grade, meet with others, help a child, run around school, etc. hahah Having this set will help keep everything together and make teacher lunches MUCH easier!

    12. Kelsey
      August 16, 2017 AT 8:21 am

      I love taking salads to work but can never find the right container- this would be perfect to bring to eat at my desk!

    13. JILL
      August 16, 2017 AT 8:03 am

      I would love to be able to pack a lunch in this that I know would be secure and not a big sloppy mess before I get to it. I love almost any salad with salmon and avocado on it. They are my favorite two ingredients.

    14. Lauren
      August 16, 2017 AT 1:05 am

      I would like to win the Rubbermaid salad container because I make salads ALL the time for work. I am a nurse and I work 12hr night shifts so it’s all about packing the salad right so it doesn’t get soggy after sitting there for 7-8 hours before I can dig in on my lunch break! I have one of the round salad containers right now that keeps your toppings seperate but it’s rather bulky and oddly shaped. Definitely not as intelligently engineered like this Rubbermaid one! I’m also all about packing my lunches quickly and efficiently so I think this would be the perfect container for the job! 🙂 if I got this salad container I would make my favorite Greek chicken Salad to fill it up, would be the perfect combination!

    15. Leah
      August 16, 2017 AT 12:40 am

      I would love to win because I love meal prepping and organizing my food in containers, so this is absolutely perfect!!

    16. Emily
      August 16, 2017 AT 12:34 am

      What an excellent product!!! And Rubbermaid – actually attainable 🙂 I’m heading back to work for another school year and this would be excellent to help make bringing salads to work easier!!! When you work in Special Ed for 40 hours a week… anything that makes lunch more seamless is greatly welcomed 🙂

    17. April
      August 16, 2017 AT 12:14 am

      I would LOVE to win this set because it makes your food look so beautiful and inviting! It shows off all the wonderful colors of your packed lunch, and I especially love the built in dressing container. I always bring my whole dressing bottle to work and then I either forget it or someone else uses it ???? #needthis

    18. Lauren
      August 15, 2017 AT 11:47 pm

      Thai chicken Salad with peanut dressing! I am trying to pack my lunch more often for work!

    19. RACHEL
      August 15, 2017 AT 11:35 pm

      I would LOVE to win this great giveaway! I recently bought my first place and am always trying to be healthier. Prepping and packing my meals (any meal!) are what I’d like to think of as two of my “mid-year resolutions”. And unfortunately, reusin the only 2-3 matching pieces of Tupperware I own has not been the easiest 🙂

    20. Isabel Storolis
      August 15, 2017 AT 10:30 pm

      This salad looks great! I love handy lunch packing items! I had a salad box and used it all the time, then I lost it. So, I could use a new one and I have to say, this looks way better than the one I had!

    21. Anna
      August 15, 2017 AT 10:29 pm

      I’m about to move to start my first job and I think this would be so perfect for preparing for my new busy lifestyle! I would totally make this salad but add carrots and substitute cashews!

    22. Alli McCague
      August 15, 2017 AT 10:19 pm

      I’d love to win this set because my husband + I are on this new journey toward healthy/plant-based diet and meal prepping is our #1 struggle and be priority as we both work outside the home! Keeping good ingredients and efficient, easy to use products on hand is KEY for my lunch packing success 🙂

    23. Carlyn Covington
      August 15, 2017 AT 10:16 pm

      I’ve been taking your “salad every day” challenge to heart, and a big part of that is meal prepping and planning ahead. I pack lunch every day for work (my coworkers KNOW not to invite me out ????), and I look forward to my colorful lunches. I would use this to pack a vegan hippie bowl from the Thug Kitchen! Lots of ingredients plus dressing that needs to stay separate – perfect for the brilliance containers to tackle!

    24. Kristin
      August 15, 2017 AT 10:11 pm

      This salad looks pretty awesome or one of the many from your salad everyday recipes.

    25. DeAnna
      August 15, 2017 AT 10:10 pm

      Ooh! Love this as a “grown up lunchbox.” I am a teacher and we have a chef at school who makes all the meals for he kids. As teachers we are welcome to eat the meals, too! While it saved me a ton of time and money last year eating what the kiddos did, it was not always the healthiest and was too repetitive. I have vowed to bring my lunch this year and this salad carrier is the perfect thing to get me motivated ???????? Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try that sesame dressing!

      1. DeAnna
        August 15, 2017 AT 10:12 pm

        Also, that little snack saver would be so perfect for my after school snack! A fruit or veg and healthy fat would keep me from mindless bingeing when I get home and tide me over until I can make dinner ????

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