Incorporate this hormone loving turkey salad into your diet to support healthy oestrogen clearance and hormonal balance.

Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage can support healthy oestrogen clearance reducing the signs of excess oestrogen such as heavy, painful periods.

I find many people forget about the humble cabbage, which is such a shame as it reaps many benefits not only on hormonal balance but gut health as well.

This salad jam packs a whopping thirteen plant based foods into the one meal. By adding this recipe onto your weekly recipe rotation, you’re already half way there at reaching 30+ plant based foods in seven days for a healthy gut microbiome.

Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 5

Hormone Loving Turkey Salad



  • 450g cooked turkey breast, sliced
  • 1 cup white cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 6 radishes, finely sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • cup almonds, roughly chopped

Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup water 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp honey


1. Prep all the vegetables, wash and peel where necessary.

2. Place the shredded cabbage, turkey breast, peppers, radishes, onions, grated carrot, coriander and almonds in a large bowl. Mix well to combine. 

3. Make the salad dressing by blending all the dressing ingredients together until creamy.

4. Pour the salad dressing over the salad and toss to cover. Serve straight away or store in the fridge until required.

Health Benefits

Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and radish found in this recipe, contain glucosinolates, a sulfur containing compound which when converted to isothyiocyanates have a number of health benefits.

One of those benefits is through inducing phase 2 liver detoxification. This helps to metabolise xenoestrogens and xenobiotics protecting against breast cancer risk. (1)

Cooking, steaming and other heat processors can reduce the total isothyiocyanates in cruciferous vegetables reducing their health benefits.

This is why eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and radish in their raw form (like in this salad!) can be very beneficial for your hormonal health.

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