Sicilian Salad

This Paleo Sicilian Salad recipe can be as simple or complicated as you like.  Go ahead and skip the optional ingredients for an easy to make lunch, or put in the extra time for an exceptionally flavorful meal. This recipe is a great way to get nutrient-dense kale into your diet, which is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, B6, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. If you enjoyed this Sicilian Salad recipe, try our Italian Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives recipe next time! For more Paleo salad and salad dressing recipes, visit our PaleoPlan recipe center!

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Sicilian Salad

Servings 2

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 683

carbohydrate 34g

protein 22g

fat 53g


  • 1/2 medium lemon(s), juiced
  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s) minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 bunch(es) kale washed with woody stems removed
  • 1/4 pound(s) salami, hard diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) sweet peppers, pickled (use cherry tomatoes if these cannot be found sugar-free)
  • 4 medium pepperoncinis
  • 5 whole artichoke hearts, marinated
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive(s), green (Castelveltrano recommended)
  • 1/4 cup(s) sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 5 medium pickled red onion(s) (optional)


  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.


  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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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