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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.

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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.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

There are not a lot of ingredients in this Carrot Ginger Soup but it’s packed with flavor.  Carrots are surprisingly sweet and delicious in a soup.  They really don’t need much.  I’m thrilled to have such a healthy and easy recipe to add to the dinner recipe rotation.

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

This recipe is also great frozen. If you’re interested, just add your leftovers in a airtight container that’s appropriate for the freezer. I always place the container in the refrigerator to cool the dish before placing it in the freezer. This step is especially helpful if you use glass containers. I use mason jars a lot when freezing. Cooling the container allows the glass and the liquid to slowly adjust temperatures instead of such a rapid change that will break the glass.

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

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Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 pound Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sprigs Thyme, removed from stem and chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 5 cups Chicken or Vegetable stock
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh Ginger (about 2 inches), finely chopped
  • coconut milk or cream, to serve (optional)
  • chives, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven or sauce pot over medium-low heat, sauté the onions until translucent. Stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and thyme. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the carrots and about 2 cups of the stock.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low.
  6. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are completely cooked through.
  7. Use an immersion blender or a blender (in batches) to puree the soup until smooth.
  8. Add the remaining 3 cups of stock and cook until the soup is completely heated through, about 10 minutes or so.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Drizzle individual servings with coconut milk and garnish with chives.

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.