Dressing Salads

Salads do not have to be boring.  Think of it more of chopping a  bunch of fruits, veggies and meats all together to make a cool, summertime lunch or dinner. It is simple to make a paleo salad, but the  dressings may need some thought. I have been making my own, to avoid preservatives, etc.  Now I do use vinegar in some recipes, but remember, vinegar is not technically paleo, but it is 0 carbs!

Salads can have anything!  Really, ANYTHING! Spring mix greens, fresh dill sprigs, roasted red peppers, celery and kamala olives! Or spinach, walnuts, red  onions and raspberries with chicken on top.  Or romaine, orange bell  peppers, tomato, shallots, dill weed sprigs and a fresh piece of tuna on top.  Mix and match!

Parsley Salad Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley

Beat well the first 3 ingredients. Add the chopped parsley. Good on lettuce wedges

Italian Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1/4 tsp finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp basil
  • Few shakes of salt and black pepper

Lemon Dressing

No real recipe, just wing it.  Olive Oil, Salt, pepper and some lemon juice and whisk.  Perfect over arugula and top with chicken.

THE BEST Honey Mustard Dressing EVER

  • 1 shollet, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey (I suppose two will work for a more paleo fit)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh parsley (about a teaspoon, just to give some color and freshness)

Put into a container and shake! It is great over boston lettuce and arugula

Stay tuned!  More to come!

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