Broccoli Salad

for the salad: 1 pound broccoli florets, thinly sliced and then roughly chopped ½ cup raw sunflower seeds or slivered almonds ½ cup finely chopped red onion ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (optional) ⅓ cup dried cranberries or dried tart cherries, chopped for the dressing: ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider…

Sweet Potato + Black Bean Salad

1 lb sweet potatoes 1 small red onion 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt Juice and zest from 1 lime 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if using canned 1/2 cup cilantro 1/4 cup pepitas Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Peel sweet potatoes,…

Chickpea Spinach Salad

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large handful spinach 3.5 oz feta cheese 1 small handful raisins 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp honey 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin, ground 1 pinch salt 1/2 tsp chili flakes Add cheese, spinach, and chickpeas to a large bowl. Mix the honey, oil, lemon juice…

Black Bean + Corn Salad

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob 2 red bell peppers, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp minced shallots 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp sugar 9 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp lime zest 6 tbsp fresh lime juice…

Apple Cider Vinegar Cole Slaw

one bag shredded cabbage one green apple, cored and diced one green bell pepper, diced one yellow bell pepper, diced one cup shredded carrots one cup pineapple, diced half of a red onion, diced one zucchini, spiralized and chopped one cup apple cider vinegar one or two packets of stevia, to taste Mix all ingredients…

Balsamic Vinegar & Oregano Tomato Salad

An extension on the basic tomato salad, this version calls for balsamic vinegar, garlic and oregano for a true Italian classic. The addition of the sea salt is important to bring out the taste of the tomatoes, so don’t skip this step. The salt will draw most of the moisture out of the tomatoes and…

Classic Egg Salad

6 large eggs 3 tbsp paleo mayo 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 bunch chives, chopped a squeeze of lemon juice sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste For perfect hard boiled eggs, place the eggs in a pot with cold water and gently bring to a boil. When the water boils, cover the pot,…

Tuna Salad

2 twelve-ounce cans tuna, drained and flaked 3 tsp paleo mayo 2 tsp pickle relish, naturally fermented 2 tsp mustard 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped freshly ground black pepper to taste Simply mix and combine everything together in a bowl, adjusting the texture and taste with more or less mustard and mayo….

Salmon Salad

2 cans wild salmon 2 cucumbers, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 large tomato, diced 1 avocado, diced 5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil juice of two lemons 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill, optional lettuces leaves, for serving Drain the liquid from the canned salmon; place the salmon in a bowl and mash well with a…

Simple Fruit Salad

1/2 pound seedless grapes, cut in half 4 cups strawberries, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 cantaloupe, seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces 1 pineapple, rind and core removed and cut into bite-sized pieces 2 bananas, sliced 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 3 kiwis, sliced 1 pinch fresh mint leaves to garnish Simply combine everything together…

Confetti Kale Salad

4-6 leaves curly kale 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 head purple cabbage 1 cup yellow bell pepper, diced 2 tablespoons red onion 1 tablespoon agave 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1/2 lemon juiced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder Wash and dry kale. Strip leaves from stem and rip into…

Peach Pecan Quinoa Salad

adapted from recipe by toneitup.com 1 peach, sliced 1 cup spinach 1/4 pecans [or walnuts if it’s all you have on hand like me] 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss thoroughly. *Mix 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, juice from one lemon, and a pinch of black pepper to use for dressing.