Paleo Plan

Sicilian Salad

This salad can be as simple or complicated as you like. Skip the optional ingredients for an easy to make lunch, or put in the extra time for an exceptionally flavorful meal.

Makes two salads.
Approximate prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Juice of ½ to 1 lemon (depending upon how lemon-y you like it)
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, washed with woody stems removed
  • ¼-½ lb hard salami, diced
  • ½ cup pickled sweet peppers (use cherry tomatoes if these cannot be found sugar-free)
  • ½ cup peperoncinis
  • 4-6 marinated artichoke hearts
  • ¼ cup green olives (Castelveltrano recommended)
  • ¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 4-6 pickled red onion slices or rings (optional)
  • Roasted Cauliflower (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small mason jar (with a lid), combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover with lid and shake until fully blended. Set aside.
  2. Thinly slice kale leaves. In a large salad bowl, toss the kale with the lemon dressing to coat leaves fully (use as much or as little as desired).
  3. Top kale with remaining ingredients as desired and divide into two bowls to serve.

9 Comments

  1. silver.dragon@mac.com

    Not a favorite.

  2. mikeandali@live.com

    This salad was so good! The olives and peperoncinis added just the right flavor!

  3. Pauldoxsee3@gmail.com

    Not a useable recipe for central WI. Too many ingredients are not available here.

  4. risevolleyball

    Could be one of my new favorite meals! I absolutely love this salad!

  5. please let me know how I can stop the pop up from appearing that asks me to join to learn more about oils -everytime I open my dashboard.
    It is annoying and there appears to be no way for me to say no only cancel the pop up everytime.

    • Neely Quinn

      Karen – Sorry about that! That’s not what we want to be happening, so thank you for pointing it out. I fixed it, but let me know if it’s still doing that!

  6. Any suggestions on where to find paleo friendly salami? I’ve been looking and all I find has nitrates, dextrose, and sometimes sugar. I would love to find some!!

  7. So delicious!! I split this between my one year old, two year old and myself. They loved everything except the kale. Needless to say, I did not want all that perfectly good kale to go to waste. So, I threw it in the oven and made kale chips… soooo good and they loved it!

  8. Keola B

    This is a great summery salad. All the flavors go together really well. One has to be careful to trim off the woody stems of the Kale, but small price to pay for an excellent repast!

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