Salad-e Shirazi is a chilled salad of tomato, cucumber, onion and mint dressed in olive oil and fresh lime juice. I read it’s often enjoyed in summer time in Iran, and while it is far from summer here in Minnesota, we always enjoy a refreshing salad with a meal. It's similar to a cucumber salsa I often make in the summer when the cucumbers are taking over the garden, and you might find it similar to something you already enjoy as well.
This salad would be the perfect antipasto, that is, if pasta were a part of the paleo diet. We regularly make this salad to take on picnics or for casual midweek dinners on the back porch. Despite having sophisticated flavors, this salad easily “dresses down” for any occasion.
This salad was inspired by a Greek quinoa salad my mom used to make, but I used cauliflower and one of my favorite super foods to make it grain free! You can even add some feta cheese if you want, but this salad is so flavorful you don't even need it! Did I mention it is super easy to make, and super delicious too!
An Italian classic made paleo! Even the word “cacciatore” is very primal. It means “hunter” in Italian. Chicken cacciatore basically tells you it’s paleo right in the title. How could you go wrong? This meal is delicious enough to eat on its own, but you may also serve it with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. It tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen.
This fresh salad adds gorgeous color to your plate. The flavors of all the vegetables in this salad are so wonderful on their own that all you need to dress this salad is a touch of olive oil and fresh lime.
Welcome to the January! The month of worldwide detoxing. With all of the holidays clumped at the end of the year – the cookies, the cakes, pats of butter, sweets and cocktails piling up it can start to make your body feel sluggish. This detox salad is a great way to fill your body with healthy vegetables while still getting great flavors. Parsley plays a key role in this salad as it has powerful detoxing and nutritional benefits. Not only does parsley contain vitamins A, B, C, K along with minerals iron and potassium it also helps to drop extra water weight if you’re getting ready to weigh in for sports or just get ready for your weekend events. It will remove excess fluids while still maintaining the right balance of electrolytes in your body. I used a food processor to make this salad but if you don’t have one you can chop it into larger sections. Happy detoxing!
Prosciutto is often complimented by the flavors of fruit, and usually a sweeter fruit. For this salad we used fresh grapefruit. It adds a bit of fresh sweet flavor, and also the acidity in the fruit replaces the need for vinegar, so you only need a splash of olive oil to dress the salad.
A big fresh salad, topped with grilled chicken is a quick, easy, and delicious option for lunch or dinner. We love to throw in as many fresh veggies as we can, top it with simply seasoned chicken, and a drizzle of homemade balsamic dressing.