Black & Blue Spinach Salad shown overhead. There is endive and jicama in the salad, and it's dressed with a citrus vinaigrette. There are small bowls of blackberries and blueberries nearby.

Black & Blue Spinach Salad

This nutritious Black & Blue Spinach Salad gets its name from the berries on top. You can use it as a side salad, or add your favorite protein to make it a meal!

Black & Blue Spinach Salad shown overhead.  There is endive and jicama in the salad, and it's dressed with a citrus vinaigrette.  There are small bowls of blackberries and blueberries nearby.
Black & Blue Spinach Salad

Spring is peeking out from around the corner, and I’m in the mood to lighten up my food. Lately, I’ve been really into salads of all kinds, and I want to share this one with you!

I challenge myself to get the most diverse diet I can tolerate (both in my gut and taste-wise!). This salad contains a couple of ingredients that you may not normally have in your diet. I mean, when was the last time you crunched on some raw jicama, sliced up a bulb of endive, or ate a raw blackberry? Yeah, me too. But we owe it to our gut health to eat a broad spectrum of fruits and vegetables. My friends, it’s time to get out of our sweet potato rut! 😆

Closeup of Black & Blue Spinach Salad showing jicama and chopped walnuts (a reintroduction).
Real food is just PRETTY!

Some other dishes with uncommon ingredients

Can you spot the reintroduction?

The eagle-eyed among you probably noticed nuts on the top of this salad. Yes, those are walnuts, a Stage 2 reintroduction. If you are in the elimination phase of AIP, omit them, or replace with sliced tigernuts, which are not nuts, but tubers.

I hope you enjoy alllllll the colors in your food. As always, I’m wishing you great love and deep healing.

💗,

Wendi

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Black & Blue Spinach Salad

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com Course: SaladsCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes

This nutritious Black & Blue Spinach Salad is named for the berries on top. You can use it as a side salad, or add your favorite protein to make it a meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP fresh orange juice

  • 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice

  • 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp honey

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 4 cups baby spinach, loosely packed

  • 1 “bulb” endive (looks like a tulip bulb!)

  • 1/2 cup petite diced jicama (peeled)

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

  • (!)2 TBSP chopped walnuts (Stage 2 reintroduction. For elimination phase of AIP, omit, or replace with sliced tigernuts, which are not nuts, but tubers.)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and lemon juice. Keep whisking as you drizzle in the olive oil. Add the honey and salt. Whisk again.
  • Place spinach, endive and jicama in a large salad bowl. Toss with just enough dressing to moisten the leaves. (Serve the rest of the dressing at table.) Divide between two salad bowls. Scatter both kinds of berries and walnuts (if using) equally between the salads. Variation: Top with a protein (e.g.cooked chicken, tuna, sardines, etc.) to make it a meal.

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