Ruby Red Salad (Deliciously G-Free)
3 large beets or 1 15-ounce can, drained
½ lb greens
1 pomegranate, seeded
1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
½ small red onion, sliced thinly
3 T olive oil
2 T sherry vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
½ tsp oregano
½ C fresh basil leaves
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ C shaved Manchego cheese (or Feta)
- Slice beets and mix with greens, pomegranate arils, fennel and onion slices.
- Process dressing ingredients in a blender until pale green.
- Drizzle dressing over salad and top with cheese.
Fat: 13 g
Protein: 5 g
CHO: 22 g
Fiber: 6 g
Hot Winter Salad with Kale (Deliciously G-Free)
2 T olive oil
1 lb kale greens
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 15-ounce can red light kidney beans
1 avocado, diced or 1 C pureed cooked acorn squash
- Heat oil in large skillet and add kale, pepper slices, salt and pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes.
- Add kidney beans and avodcado.
Fat: 14 g
Protein: 18 g
CHO: 58 g
Fiber: 18 g
I’ve made some great salads lately, and thought I’d share them with you.
They’re both from Elizabeth Hasselback’s Deliciously G-Free cookbook, although neither of them have any sources of gluten in them to begin with. (A major pet-peeve of mine is ‘GF’ labeling of items that never had gluten anyway. Truth in advertising, people.)
I whipped up the Hot Winter Salad with Kale one night and served it with roasted chicken. Excellent flavor! Even Andrew liked it, and he’s not a fan of beans. Or avocado. Or kale, really. I loved that it was hot, and the sweetness of the beans and red pepper really stood out.
I also made her Ruby Red Salad and packed two portions in containers to bring with me for lunches this week. I like beets and had some in the fridge, and I also love fennel, and it’s the perfect time for pomegranate. Clearly, I had to make this recipe.
Another huge winner! It calls for a homemade dressing that features basil, but you could really use just about anything on this. I loved the sweetness of the pomegranate arils, the crunchy fennel and herby dressing. So good!
I’m ONE DAY away from the end of my first rotation this semester, and I couldn’t be more excited. One down, two to go!
(I WILL write a blog post about my time at ECMC this past month. I even have photos. Lots of good stuff coming to the blog–and elsewhere–soon!)