Escarole, Radicchio, and Dandelion Salad (AIP)

Last week, I finally committed to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This decision has been a long time coming for me, and I’ll be sure to get a full blog post together with all the fun details of my AIP experience once all is said and done. I’m also adhering to a low-histamine diet for a while, in addition to my default keto diet. Whew. In other words, I'm learning a lot!

Long story short, there are a lot of foods I am electing not to include in my diet at the moment, with the goal of getting my gut health back to 100% as soon as possible (the health journey never ends). One week in and I’ve already noticed an unexpected benefit: it's given me a nudge to branch out and try new foods that I don’t normally eat on a regular basis. And, luckily for you, I’ve decided to share some of my new favorites!

Without further ado, I give you this simple but tasty salad, free from all of the usual suspects -- no romaine, spinach, or spring mix, today!


  • ½ head of escarole, chopped

  • ½ cup dandelion greens, chopped

  • ½ head of radicchio, chopped

  • 1 T red onion, finely chopped (or more if you’re into that kind of thing)

  • ½ cup raw jicama, sliced into strips or cubes

  • Fresh fruit, I used blueberries and watermelon (strawberries also taste good)

  • Shredded coconut

  • Protein of choice (optional, of course)

  • Watermelon Vinaigrette


  • Make a salad with the ingredients

  • Add protein

  • Drizzle that Watermelon Vinaigrette

Yield: 1 Big Ass Salad

Watermelon Mint Vinaigrette (AIP)

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