It’s always tough finding good recipes that fit the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) especially when nuts, tomatoes, peppers, and eggs are out. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 24 AIP salad recipes.
Salads are quick and easy to throw together, but they’re super nutritious and delicious. Vegetables are nutrient-dense and provide you with lots of healthy fiber to help your gut heal.
Some of the AIP salads can be an entire meal while others make a perfect side dish to your meal or as a quick snack during the day. Many of the salads also make great lunches.
If you’d like this list of 24 AIP salad recipes emailed to you as a PDF, then just click the green button below.
I’ve recently fallen in love with pink peppercorns!
If you haven’t tried them before, they’re not spicy like black peppercorns. They’re lightly peppery, fruity, and almost a bit sweet. They also add a touch of crunch to the salad recipe.
That means they can make a boring salad suddenly come alive. While fresh tomatoes and avocados and extra virgin olive oil all have their own beautiful and delicate flavors, the pink peppercorns add a whole new dimension to the dish.
Who knew there would be so many different ways of making Paleo tortillas!
We’ve found 13 delicious Paleo tortilla recipes for you to satisfy all your Mexican food cravings. Plus they also act as great wraps – so add in your favorite fillings and enjoy for a quick and easy meal.
Some of these Paleo tortilla recipes use Paleo flours (like almond flour, coconut flour, cassava flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour) while other recipes use naturally starchy foods like sweet potatoes and plantains as the base for the tortilla mixture. Every combination is unique and will produce a slightly different flavor and texture profile. So pick the one that’s easiest for you to make with the ingredients you have available. There’s even one recipe that’s low in carbs and one that’s AIP-friendly (autoimmune protocol).
Get this list of Paleo tortilla recipes emailed to you – just click the green button below.
One of the things I love about traveling is experiencing new food and learning new ways to use ingredients.
Recently, in Portugal, I started noticing that many of the dishes used lemon and lime with the peel on. So the entire citrus fruit was used to give a stronger flavor as well as texture. So, for this Paleo guacamole recipe, I used a slice of lime diced up with the peel on. It added an extra burst of lime flavor to the guacamole that made it stand out.
This recipe is also great for those on a ketogenic diet as instead of using regular tomatoes, I only use 2 small cherry tomatoes to keep the net carbohydrate count low.
If you’re on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), then you’ll know it’s tough to get good AIP bread recipes. Without eggs or nut flours or regular flours, it’s really tough to make bread! So, we’ve compiled a list of the best AIP bread recipes on the web to make life easier for you.
As usual, you can download this list of recipes as a PDF to keep this list of recipes handy. Just click the green button below for us to email this list of AIP bread recipes to you.
Want to put your pressure cooker to extra use? Then try using it to cook your sweet potatoes in the future! It’s a really simple way to get your sweet potatoes soft and delicious. Plus, cooking sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker is way faster than cooking them in the oven.
If you don’t currently have a pressure cooker, then take a look at the Instant Pot (that’s the one I have). It’s really easy to use and comes with a steaming rack that’s perfect to use to cook your sweet potatoes.
Want to know about the other ways of cooking sweet potatoes as well as different types of sweet potatoes? Then check out this article – Types of Sweet Potatoes (With Images) and Why You Should Eat Each.
Sauerkraut has always been one of my favorite dishes – it’s crunchy, refreshing, flavorful, and deeply satisfying.
You can eat it as a snack or as a side dish. It goes great with sausages and meats. And the fact that it’s fermented means that you’ll also get a healthy dose of probiotics with every bite.
But before I get carried away, here’s a brief explanation of what sauerkraut is for those unfamiliar with it.
Sauerkraut (which means sour cabbage) is a fermented sliced cabbage recipe that’s served as a side dish with many other dishes. Traditional sauerkraut from Eastern European or German cuisines are made from sliced cabbage and often carrots. The sour flavor comes from the fermentation process although you can make quick “fake” sauerkraut by adding vinegar instead of waiting for the cabbage to ferment. And you can of course add additional flavors and vegetables to create unique and delicious recipes.
Below we’ve put together a list of 11 different Paleo sauerkraut recipes so that you can play around see what you enjoy best. Click the green button below to download the entire list.
Kat Woods is a Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute graduate, indie cartoonist, holistic health advocate, and author at Hope Heal Cook. She spent the last two decades navigating multiple diagnoses including Lyme Disease.
I love guacamole, but sometimes it can be time-consuming to chop up all the vegetables to put into it – like the tomatoes, onions, and peppers. So, here’s a super easy guacamole recipe that you can use to make great tasting guacamole in less than 5 minutes.
This guacamole is great to use as a dip or to add on top of meat dishes as a sauce or side dish. Or for a really easy breakfast, serve this guacamole with some scrambled eggs. This is also an AIP guacamole recipe if you omit the optional chili powder from the dish. So you can serve this guacamole even to those on the Paleo autoimmune protocol.
This Paleo coleslaw recipe makes an awesome side dish. We love to eat it with pork dishes in particular, but it complements just about anything. Unlike store or restaurant versions, this coleslaw recipe has no rancid vegetable or seed oils in the mayonnaise dressing. And if you’re on AIP (the paleo autoimmune protocol) or if you are allergic to eggs, then we’ve added in modifications to the recipe so that you can avoid those allergens.
Tabouli (also called tabbouleh) is a light side dish (mezze) popular in Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s traditionally made using bulgur (a type of whole grain) or couscous along with tomatoes, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, and onion.
In this dish, I’ve replaced the grains (bulgur or couscous) with raw cauliflower florets that have been food processed into small pieces. This produces a texture that’s similar to couscous in texture and look. But I’ve kept most of the other traditional ingredients to produce a similar flavor.
This dish is Paleo as well as low carb (ketogenic). It’s a great side dish to serve to help you eat more raw vegetables.
To make an AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) version of this cauliflower tabouli salad that’s nightshade-free, just switch the diced tomatoes for diced beets. If you have trouble find beets, then radishes can be used instead.
I still recall the first time I heard about cauliflower rice. A friend of mine who knew I had gone Paleo sent me Nom Nom Paleo’s cauliflower rice recipe. I was so intrigued, I just had to give it a try. And then I promptly fell in love with cauliflower rice!
This recipe here for cauliflower white rice is the most basic form of cauliflower rice. So if you master this, you can then get creative and make your own versions of flavorful cauliflower rice. Or you can just stick to this simple dish and use it to pair with stews, curries, and stir-fries.
If you’re on an AIP diet or a ketogenic diet, then having good bread is tough! So if you’re looking for a low carbohydrate egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free bread recipe that’s AIP and Ketogenic, then this AIP bread rolls recipe is what you’re looking for!
Because this recipe uses a gelatin egg instead of a regular egg to hold the coconut flour together, you will find that it has a different texture to regular bread. The coconut flour also makes the bread a bit denser and drier, so enjoy it with some extra coconut oil or with some ghee (if you’re ok with ghee in your diet).
This raw cauliflower salad is super fast and easy to make and enjoy. Just add all the ingredients together and toss. So if you’re looking for a quick side dish, give this one a try.
If you haven’t cooked with cauliflower much, then you will soon discover that they are a very versatile vegetable. They can be used to make cauliflower “rice”, to make creamy mash, to make cauliflower soups, to make roasted cauliflower side dishes, and to make tabouli salad as a couscous replacement.
This raw cauliflower salad is another way to enjoy cauliflower. It’s really quick to make so it’s an easy side dish to make to enjoy with your meal.
This raw Italian cauliflower salad recipe is Paleo, Ketogenic, and AIP (autoimmune-friendly), so it’s great for meals when you have people on different diets. They can all enjoy the same meal! Enjoy with the Mango Coconut Curried Chicken Salad or if you’re on the Ketogenic diet, try it with the Keto Curried Chicken Salad.