Salads

Raw Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles & Almond Butter Sauce

Raw Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles & Almond Butter Sauce

Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: none
Serves: 4

Pad thai is a favorite for many but do you know what is actually in it? Think inflammatory vegetable oils, oxidized peanuts, and some gluten-filled noodles. Sorry to burst your bubbles but that pad thai is usually not the healthiest thing on the menu! So this recipe was created to give that same creaminess but with a healthy twist of course. Perfect for a spring lunch with friends, or a hot summer day. It is gluten and dairy free and feel free to throw in all your favorite seasonal veggies. I love this recipe with grilled chicken or shrimp, but of course, it's up to you if you want added protein.

Simple Holiday Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Simple Holiday Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

It takes some serious effort to eat a pomegranate, so most think, but either way the rewards are are worth it. In addition to providing a high level of antioxidants, remember antioxidants remove free radicals which are the bad guys causing inflammation. This fabulous fruit has small seeds that add a singular crunch and sweet, but sour tang to whatever dishes they make their way onto. 

Grilled Romaine Salad

I always ate a version of grilled romaine out at restaurants and loved it. It's probably even better on the BBQ, but it was cold out so I just used my cast iron. This would be a great dish to serve for a dinner party as well.

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Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of romaine, sliced in half crosswise
  • avocado spray (I use Chosen foods)

Dressing:

  • 6 tbsp cold pressed olive oil (I used 23 Degrees check them out) 
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Option- top with capers, fresh parmesan, or red pepper flakes

Whisk all dressing ingredients until smooth. Top grilled romaine before serving.

Directions:

Heat cast iron to medium-high heat. Spray avocado oil in pan, place romaine in pan, grill for about 2-3 minutes each side. You could also do this on BBQ!

Add dressing, and optional toppings.

 

 

Herbed Dressing with Avocado Oil

Ingredients:

·      ¾ cup avocado oil

·      ½ cup parsley

·      ½ cup cilantro

·      ¼ cup mint

·      2-3 cloves garlic (I like to roast it in the oven whole)

·      1 small roasted jalapeno (optional)

·      3 T pumpkin seeds

·      ½ cup lemon/ red wine vinegar

·      1 t sea salt, more to taste

 

Blend all ingredients except AVOCADO OIL. Add oil slowly to emulsify. Blend to desired consistency.

 

Why Avocado Oil? LEARN why you need it in your everyday life  HERE