The hazelnuts (and hemp seeds in the mayo, if using) provide a good amount of vitamin E in one meal, which is wonderful for nourishing your adrenal glands. Adrenals are among the organs that store vitamin E, an important nutrient that fights stress. Vitamin E also restores glutathione levels in the liver, which is important for detoxification.
2 cups thinly sliced fennel (or use celery if fennel is unavailable)
2⁄3 cup thinly sliced parsnips or carrots
1⁄4 cup chopped green onions
1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped raw hazelnuts
3 large tangerines, peeled and separated into segments
￼￼￼1⁄4 cup chopped pickled ginger
1⁄4 cup Vegenaise (For a healthy vegan mayo recipe, check out my book Hot Detox!)
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1⁄2 tsp pink rock or gray sea salt or 1 tsp umeboshi paste
1. Using a mandoline or food processor, slice the fennel and parsnips or carrots, and place in a large bowl.
2. Add the green onions, hazelnuts and tangerine sections. Mix to combine.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
4. Pour over the salad. Toss gently, and serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings as a side salad and 4 sevings as a main topped with a protein.