Mediterranean Salad

A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut on the AIP diet. I sometimes find myself making the same thing each week in an effort to not have to think about meal planning. After making the same green salad once a week for a month, I hit a wall. I was just sick of the same old thing. This Mediterranean Salad really mixed it up!

A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

While I may be limited in my salad options, I knew that I could do something different. Something better. This salad has all the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean (oregano, tomatoes, kalamata olives and olive oil) in a salad. It’s fresh, tasty, colorful and impressive.

A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Salads can sometimes be deceptively time consuming. They don’t require cooking so you think that it’s going to be faster to put together but then you end up chopping forever. This recipe requires very little chopping. All you need to do to slice the lettuce down the center and then carefully slice the onions. The olive can be purchased pre-sliced so this takes very little time. In fact, everything can be made in advance then assembled when you’re ready to eat. This is a great recipe to keep handy when you are going to have guests over for dinner or you need to batch cook in advance.

A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

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A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
For the dressing
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
For the salad
  • 3 heads of Romaine Lettuce, sliced down the middle
  • ½ Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes (optional for AIP)
  • ½ cup Kalamata Olives, sliced
  • Mediterranean Salad Dressing
Instructions
  1. To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar and shake well or use an immersion blender to combine the dressing. The honey can seize up so it may be best to use a blender for this recipe.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
  3. When ready to use remove the jar from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to using so that the olive oil will no longer be solid. You may also need to give it a shake to combine the ingredients again.
  4. To make the salad, place the lettuce cut side up on a platter.
  5. Sprinkle the lettuce with onions and olives.
  6. If using, place the tomatoes on the platter as well.
  7. Serve with Mediterranean Salad Dressing.

A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.
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A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Welcome to Bon AIPpetit

You may have noticed that Food Fashion and Fun is no more. Welcome to Bon AIPpetit!

Fresh radishes ready for roasting.

Why the name change?

I started this blog on a whim. I didn’t give the name or content much thought because I didn’t realize that it was going to be something that stuck. Once I got into blogging, I realized that creating recipes, cooking and photographing the final dish was my passion. The other lifestyle posts fell away and I started to focus solely on food.

Along the way, I got sick. You can read more about that in the newly updated ‘about me’ section. Then I started focusing on food that I could eat, which wasn’t much, but kept it a secret for far too long.

Finally, I learned about paleo and the AIP diet. I was desperate and loathed mealtime. I felt awful and I wasn’t inspired by food which makes blogging a chore.

With my illness and a new baby, I seriously considered giving up blogging. I was either going to give up the blog completely or go all in with this new diet in an effort to heal. Well, it worked and I got hooked. I started to feel better and my overall outlook on life changed. Blogging, parenting and cooking were fun again. Illness and recovery can be scary and isolating but I didn’t want anyone else to feel that way. I thought that if I have this platform then I should share what I’ve learned.

 

Has anything else changed on the site?

The name change isn’t the only change I’ve made. I’ve simplified the menu listings to just the essentials and added a recipe page to help you search for specific recipes. This way you’ll be able to find recipes that fit your specific needs.

I have other ideas on how to make the site a better resource for you. I’ll keep you in the loop when I start to incorporate those things as well.

 

What happened to your old recipes?

I’ve been sharing AIP and paleo recipes for almost a year. I briefly mentioned it when I posted my first AIP recipe. I’ve been almost exclusively posting AIP recipes ever since. That being said, I’ve deleted some of my very early recipes. They didn’t make sense anymore and I couldn’t stand by the recipe. I’m much more thoughtful now when I write down a recipe. I never want to put out a bad recipe and I knew that some of those were less than my best.

I have kept a lot of the older recipes on the blog. Most of them weren’t AIP or even paleo so I’m working on adapting them. Since I’ve always been committed to healthy whole food, it won’t be too much of a challenge. There are a lot of recipes though, so it’s going to take some time. If you find an older recipe that has’t been adapted yet, feel free to email me or dm on social media. I’ll do my best to adapt it for you.

 

Can I go now?

The AIP and paleo diet isn’t for everyone. If you’re not sure what they are, you can learn more about those diets in my new resources page. I completely understand if you see this post land in your inbox and immediately go to unsubscribe. You’ve probably heard the excuse ‘it’s not you, it’s me,’ before but, it’s not an excuse. I really mean it. I’ve changed. You have not and it’s ok. This blog is no longer a lifestyle blog and may not be what you original signed up for. I just want to thank you for sticking with me for so long. If you’ve decided to stay, then thank you as well. I’m so excited to continue sharing delicious recipes with you.