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20 Paleo Salads to Make This Summer!

20 Paleo Salads To Make This Summer!

Looking to shake up your salads? I have you covered with 20 delicious recipes that I rounded up for you so you don’t have to! Lighter Fare is very appealing in the warmer months of Summer. The Farm Markets are bursting with peak-season produce chocked full of abundant nutrients.

Enjoy these 20 Paleo Summer Salad recipes by some wonderful bloggers. Mix it up! The fleeting availability of Summer fruit and vegetables make it an exciting time for salads. Make the most of the season!

Bacon Date Fennel Salad with Grilled Peaches from Savory Lotus

Low FodMap Seven Layer Salad from A Girl Worth Saving

Broccoli Salad with Crispy Bacon from Paleo Grubs

Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan Fried-Peaches by Paleo Magazine

Tangled Thai Salad by Danielle Walker

Summer Peach and Berry Fruit Salad by Me 🙂

Paleo Detox Salad from Fed & Fit

Hot Cranberry Spinach Salad from The Paleo Mom

Warm Taco Style Salad from The Healthy Foodie

Bistro Lemon Chicken Dinner Salad by Me 🙂

Tarragon Chicken Salad with Asparagus, Strawberries and Djon Vinaigrette from The Thin Twin

Easy Turkey and Bacon Club Salad from Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites

Italian Chopped Salad from Paleo Hope and Autoimmune Disease

Strawberry and Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad from Girl Meets Paleo

Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Almond Butter Dressing from Paleo Leap

Endive, Radicchio and Apple Salad with Porkitos and Hazelnuts by Nom Nom Paleo

Cape Cod Chopped Salad by Barefoot Contessa via Food Network (Cheese Optional)

Deli Chicken Salad by Sam

Peachy Jar Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette by Sam

Spiralized Golden Beet Salad by Sam

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French Asparagus Salad

It’s Asparagus Season! After my trip to Florida this month, I came home and recreated a salad I had while dining at a French restaurant, Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre, in Palm Beach. They made the salad on the fly, just for me, when I told them of my food intolerances. The asparagus was crisp tender, and the leafy greens tossed in a vinaigrette where perfect with it. They also brought out a beautiful bowl of fresh berries for me for dessert.

Spring and Summer are the easiest times to eat local, seasonal food, and I like to take advantage of the Farmer’s Markets for sure! Research has proven that nutrients are the most plentiful in produce when it has just been harvested. After it has traveled to the store and sat on the shelves for several days, the nutrient content lessens day by day. (You can read more about this here).

 

Asparagus Salad

French Asparagus Salad

 

It is such a pretty salad! I hope you give it a try and also take advantage of all the beautiful, locally grown food this time of year. Your body will love you for it!

French Asparagus Salad

Ingredients:

10 Asparagus Spears, Snapped at the ends to remove tough portion

2 Cups of Fresh Leafy Salad Greens (You Choose)

1/2 of a Red Bell Pepper, Diced

2 Tablespoons of Sliced Green Onion

Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Teaspoon of Djon Mustard

1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano

1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley

1/4 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoons of White Wine Vinegar

1/2 Cup Good Olive Oil

Directions: Whisk the dressing together until emulsified. Refrigerate any leftovers.

To make the salad, steam the asparagus for six minutes until fork tender but not mushy. Immediately move while it is hot to a shallow bowl, and toss with 2 Tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Let this sit for ten minutes to marinate.

Place the two cups of leafy greens in another bowl, and toss with a generous amount of vinaigrette. Arrange the asparagus on two plates evenly in a fan. Add the diced red pepper artfully. Then mound the leafy greens at the end of the spears. Sprinkle with scallions and a little additional salt and pepper.

It is ready to serve!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Zucchini, Tomatoes and Scallions with Fresh Basil and Dill

On a beautiful Summer evening, I don’t want to be in the kitchen. Did you ever notice with grilling, you get to sit and relax while the food cooks more than when you are preparing a meal in the kitchen?

Grilled Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Green Onions with Fresh Basil and Dill

Grilled Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Scallions with Fresh Basil and Dill

Grilled vegetables also taste really delicious, they aren’t mushy, and you can combine ones that have relatively the same cooking time, toss them with a marinade and seasonings and come up with endless one dish vegetable sides.

Here is a fairly quick recipe for grilled zucchini, tomatoes and scallions I find Summery and a crowd pleaser.

Grilled Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Green Onion with Fresh Basil and Dill

Grilled Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Scallions with Fresh Basil and Dill

Grilled Zucchini, Tomatoes and Scallions with Fresh Basil and Dill

Organic Ingredients:

4 Zucchini on the smaller side (about 4 cups) sliced into spears

2 Local Medium Tomatoes (any color)

1 Bunch of Scallions, sliced in half lengthwise

1/4 Cup Fresh Basil, torn roughly into pieces

1 Tablespoon Fresh Snipped Dill

2 Tablespoons of Virgin Avocado Oil

1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt

Directions:

In a large bowl toss all the prepped ingredients together until well coated with oil. Place in a grill pan with holes. Grill on medium for 30 minutes, top of grill down, (relax until the vegetables are tender).

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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