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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.
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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.

Oven Roasted Radishes

This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

Raw radishes have a sharp, almost spicy flavor. Until recently, I hadn’t considered doing anything with radishes beyond eating them raw or pickling them. This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe completely transforms from spicy to sweet. It’s a completely different flavor and absolutely delicious.

This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

My father loves to nibble on raw radishes when I was growing up so they were always around. My dad used to sneak them into salads but I never really enjoyed the strong and spicy flavor. When I started the AIP diet, I realized that if I’m going to exclude so many foods from my diet, I needed to add in some new veggies. Radishes were one of those veggies I wanted to incorporate into my diet. I really wanted to love them but eating them raw just wasn’t an option so I tried braising them. I loved them braised but it required more attention than I was willing to give. It’s hard to watch the stove while watching your toddler. Then I tried roasting them and it was just so much easier. It’s one of those no fuss recipes that are totally satisfying.

This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

I used lard in this recipe but you could definitely use an oil of your choice. I used it because lard adds another flavor to the dish. It’s almost buttery. I liked the subtle flavor but it would still taste good if you use a more neutral oil like avocado or olive oil.

This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

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This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.
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Serves: 4 (as a side)
Ingredients
  • 4 bunches of Radishes (about 4 cups), cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Lard (coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil would be a good substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Add the radishes, lard, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and salt into a 9x13 baking dish and toss.
  3. Place the baking dish into the oven and let roast for 10 minutes and then toss.
  4. Place back in the oven and let cook for another 10 minutes or until the radishes are fork tender.

This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below! 
This recipe is apart of the Phoenix Helix AIP Recipe Roundup.

 

 

This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.