Fall Harvest Salad (Paleo, Vegan)

The very last of this year’s garden was harvested this week.  I’ll have to wait another 7 months before the first of next year’s harvests. It is a sad day at my house when I have to pull up the last of the greens and root veggies.  I set to lighten the mood this year by making  a delicious tribute to the last harvest! A fall salad with bitter mesculin greens and spicy red onions that are no match for the sweet shaved fennel.

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Seafood Fajita Salad (Paleo, Whole30)

Fresh seafood lightly charred with a hint of lime and salt…ah, heaven.  Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!  Seafood Fajita Salad is the perfect summer dinner that you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes. Just fire up the charcoal, gas or wood-fired grill and toss some veggies and your favorite combination of fresh seafood with oil, salt and pepper and viola!

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Paleo Curry Chicken Salad

It is officially summer and temperatures definitely got the memo! It has consistently been above 80 degrees for the past week and the last thing I want to do is be in the kitchen! Once temperatures gets above 90 degrees, it is just too hot to even eat! Well, not really. A girl has got to eat! But I definitely gravitate towards salads and dishes that I don’t need to use an oven or stove to make – like this Paleo Curry Chicken Salad!

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Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad

Summer and watermelon go hand in hand. So do fresh greens! That makes these two the perfect to pair for salad. Watermelon and arugula, two iconic summer foods, get to together in a hydrating and spicy salad. The peppery arugula helps to offset the sweetness of the watermelon and if you just add some basil and salt and pepper, you have this delicious Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad!

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Paleo Breakfast Salad with Simple Vinaigrette

I know what you are thinking, salad for breakfast?!!! Just hear me out on this one. Maple and lemon dressing with a perfect over easy egg on a bed of hearty greens and salty smoky ham. This is a simple salad that I love for breakfast. Well, honestly I eat this Paleo Breakfast Salad with Simple Vinaigrette for lunch and dinner too! It’s got the ideal balance of sweet and savory that I crave when the Fahrenheit rises above 80 degrees.

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Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

The other day, I had the hugest breakfast ever – I’m talking a giant ham and cheese omelet, some bacon, and avocado… 2 hours before lunch time.  So when lunch time rolled around, I was like, okay.  Let’s get real.  You probably shouldn’t eat a crap load of food like you usually do for lunch.  So I took a peek at the fridge, and found tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados!  Just FYI, these are some of my favorite things.  Instantly, I am drooling thinking about a yummy Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad.

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Spring Beet Radicchio Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Spring is here! One of my favorite spring combinations is beets, radicchio and citrus. The earthiness of the beets paired with the brightness of citrus makes for the perfect bright Spring Beet Radicchio Salad. The orange vinaigrette with the green lettuce and beets makes for a beautiful and impressive presentation. I like to add bacon to make it a complete and satisfying lunch that makes all my coworkers jealous!

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Spicy Shrimp Super Salad

This Spicy Shrimp Super Salad recipe evolved in my head slowly, over time. And once it came together I couldn’t wait to share it! It’s inspired by deconstructed shrimp tacos, as you’ll notice by the flavor profile and the slaw-like salad base. But as I researched different ingredients, I realized that I could pack quite a punch in the nutrition category while adding both flavor and texture and make this into a Super Salad! The mircrogreens alone (which are young plants, harvested at 7-14 days) add a ton of vitamins and nutrients with just a little sprinkle.

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Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

So, zucchini noodles are zoodles.  Does that mean sweet potato noodles are spoodles? Whatever they are called, sweet potatoes have the perfect texture for a Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad. Tahini and coconut aminos pair together perfectly to give this salad the creamy umami that makes a good thai noodle salad.  The sweet heartiness of the sweet potato, crunch of the carrot and creamy dressing is the perfect salad for a spring party or picnic!

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