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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.

Mediterranean Salad
 
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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.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

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.

Turkey and Spinach Meatballs

These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.

Ground meat can sometime turn out dry and mealy so my main goal with these meatballs was to make sure they were flavorful and juicy. The full pound of spinach ensures that this meatball recipe was going to be juicy! The combination of herbs and spices make it super flavorful as well. These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs taste great alone or with my Nomato Sauce.

These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.

This recipe makes about two dozen meatballs. That may seem like a lot but we always eat the leftovers. These meatballs don’t last more than 48 hours in our house. Even my toddler loves them and eats them like apples.

These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.

If you don’t have two adults and one very hungry toddler, I totally get it. You can easily freeze any extras. We love this recipe so much that I’m thinking about freezing a big batch so that we have something ready to go in the freezer when you’re not in the mood to cook. I’ll let you know how it goes!

These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.

Turkey and Spinach Meatballs
 
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These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. 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: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for cooking (or coconut oil, avocado oil, or ghee)
  • 1½ lb. ground Turkey
  • 1 pound Frozen Spinach, thawed
  • 4 Green Onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup Basil, minced
  • 1½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1½ teaspoon Ground Turmeric
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drizzle a few tablespoons of oil in two-9x12 glass baking dishes to coat the bottom.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Using your hands, mix all of the ingredients until they are fully combined.
  5. Form the meat mixture into 24 balls and place them at least an inch apart in the pans.
  6. Bake at for about 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately.

These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.