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Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Onions and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Pistachios, Avocado and Strawberry Vinaigrette is a fresh, ultra flavorful salad perfect for serving as a side dish! Add your favorite protein to turn it into a main entree!

What makes a salad amazing?  

Well. I have opinions.

There needs to be a sweet element, a tangy element, a creamy element, lots of bulk, plenty of crunch, and the whole thing needs to be vibrant and pretty.

For me, provided the above mentioned boxes are checked, I am SUPER into salad. If one of more are missing? Foggetaboutit. 

This strawberry salad with pickled red onions, feta cheese and homemade strawberry vinaigrette fills all my salad needs with flying colors. 

The best part? You can add grilled chicken for a filling, well-balanced meal that takes your taste buds for a real wild ride.

About 17,000 years ago, I posted a recipe for Pickled Red Onions. Have you pickled onions yet? It’s fun! And easy. And makes a salad extra pleasy (<- don’t punch me). There’s just something about the pickled version of an onion that takes the whole experience up a notch.

But don’t worry…I know we’re all short on time and attention span these days, so if you need to keep your onions un-pickled, I won’t judge you.

Let’s make this recipe!

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Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Lemon Herb Tahini Dressing

Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad with a fresh, zesty lemon herb tahini dressing, cherry tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and cucumber. This nutritious dinner recipe is packed with flavor and is perfect for anyone who loves a big vibrant meal as well as those on a carb-conscious, paleo, or keto diet.

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Chicken Sausage Pesto Pasta

Chicken sausage pesto pasta makes for a filling, delightfully flavorful and fresh meal. Make it ahead of time for meal prep, or whip it up for the whole family!

What’s your pasta theory?

Are you into red sauce? Creamy sauce? Pesto? A drizzle of olive oil or melted butter? Something I’ve never even heard of?

Perhaps you have a noodle preference, meat (or lack thereof) specifications, and/or vegetable requirements (or lack thereof)?

While I’ve been eating gluten-free for a decade, I still occasionally find myself craving a big bowl of pasta. Truth be told, I can get down for just about any iteration of pasta, regardless of the sauce, and/or meat and vegetable inclusions.

I do find I absolutely ADORE pasta with sausage and pesto sauce. Which is exactly what we’re doing for today’s carb fest! I use a store-bought chicken sausage and homemade pesto sauce, but you can go about this however you’d like.

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Fish En Papillote with Arugula Pepita Sauce

Fish en papillote (cod in parchment paper) with arugula pepita sauce is a fresh, flavorful low-carb dinner recipe! This easy meal is paleo, whole30, keto, and so quick and easy to prepare!

It’s the return of fish en papillote!  

If you’ve been around a hot minute, you’re familiar with my Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper, Lemon Dill Cod in Parchment Paper with Capers, Citrus Ginger Turmeric Salmon in Parchment Paper, or my Pesto Salmon in Parchment Paper.

If you’re new here, the main bullet point is: fish and seafood in parchment paper a winning meal makes!

It literally takes minutes to put together and results in the most flavorful, perfectly cooked fish. 

Fish en Papillote (fish in parchment paper) with Arugula-Pepita Sauce - a clean, healthy paleo whole30 keto dinner recipe |

For this rendition, we’re going with cod with a fresh n funky sauce made with basil, arugula, avocado, coconut aminos, and roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas). Does it sound strange? It’s basically pesto without the parmesan and garlic…plus the coconut aminos. 

The sauce is sex. Just trust me on this one!

Let’s make it!

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Zucchini, Arugula, and Feta Frittata

Super green zucchini, arugula, and feta frittata with fresh herbs – a flavorful breakfast packed with health benefits! This frittata reminds me of Chris Tucker’s character, Ruby Rhod, in The Fifth Element. Because it is SUPER GREEN! Super green! <- said like Ruby Rhod. I really do love that movie. Gary Oldman? Amazing performance. Milla …

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Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwich

Scrumptious fall-inspired grilled cheese bagel sandwich with sliced apple, pear, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and sunny-side up egg – a melt-in-your-mouth experience for any meal of the day. There comes a time in every person’s life when he or she must throw caution to the wind, take a flying leap of faith off the …

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The Ultimate Grilled Portobello Burger

Grilled portobello mushroom burgers with grilled eggplant, roasted red peppers, red onion, arugula, and pesto sauce. The other day, I was contemplating the meaning of the veggie burger, and all of a sudden I was hit in the frontal lobe with an idea. Rather than making veggie burger patties, which can be time consuming, sometimes …

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Roasted Portobello BLATs with Pesto Sauce

Taking the classic BLT up a notch, we’re making a gluten-free BLAT with roasted portobello mushrooms instead of bread! This hearty lunch recipe is sure to satisfy! Confession: I sometimes go months without thinking about sandwiches. Like, the entire Sandwich food group gets wiped from my radar, and I simply forget about its existence. …

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Crispy Salmon with Carrot-Ginger Relish

SURPRIIIIIIISE!  Welcome to my new home! The Roasted Root has come into its own…nestled into a makeover…has laid down some…roots!  I’ve kept this nugget of information hidden from you for a while and am so happy to show you my new site design. I had my site re-designed by the lovely Shay Bocks, who also …

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