Finding an AIP friendly salsa in stores is impossible. Everything pre-made has salsa staples like tomatoes and jalapeños. I love both of those things but my body is saying no. Using sweet strawberries and juicy jicama are a flavorful substitute for tomatoes. The shallot is a not-so-spicy sub for jalapeños. The cilantro and lime bring the tang and freshness that ties the dish together. This Strawberry Salsa is delicious with tortillas or plantain chips.
If you haven’t heard of jicama (pronounced hē-kə-mə), it’s a root vegetable that has a nutty flavor and is quite juicy. Almost like a savory apple. The skin of the root is not edible. You need to use a knife to cut away the skin. Don’t use a potato peeler, as the skin is too thick. You’ll need a knife to cut it back and expose the edible center.
Raw jicama is very good and tastes great in not just salsas but also salads. You can cook jicama as well but it’s not something that I’ve ever tried. If you’ve tried cooked jicama, I’d love your recipes and ideas.
This recipe is AIP friendly but it’s not just for AIP followers. My mom, who has no food restrictions, loved it when I served it with grilled chicken and a simple side salad. It was a very light and fresh summery meal. I realize that it’s still springtime but we’ve already had 90-degree weather here in San Diego. Either way, i hope you enjoy it as well!
Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
Author: Food Fashion and Fun
Recipe type: Condiment, Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican, American
Serves: 2 cups
1 cup Strawberries, diced
1 cup Jicama, peeled and diced
1 Shallot, minced
2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (White Vinegar would be an ok substitute)
Salt, to taste
Combine all the ingredients into a medium size bowl.
Stir to combine.
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This Green Berry Smoothie has become one of my most favorite smoothie recipes. It’s fruity and delicious. You’d never know that it’s packed with spinach! Yes. Spinach. If you’re new to green or healthy smoothies then it may sound strange but just give it a try. It’s really good. My husband eats this up and has no idea that it’s full of greens.
I realize that you can’t get fresh blueberries all year round but thanks to frozen blueberries this smoothie can easily be made whenever you’re in the mood. I used to think of smoothies as a summer thing but I’ve found myself making them all year round now. I always eat better in the summer time because of all the fresh fruits and veggies. This smoothie is very reminiscent of the summer and it’s a great way to stay healthy and keep a little bit of summer alive in the colder months.
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Well, I’m going to be teaching a cooking class that will go live next month. The class will be on Healthy Smoothies and this Green Berry Smoothie is going to be apart of the class. I’ll be showing you how to make three different but all equally delicious and healthy smoothies but the class is so much more than recipes. I’ll be giving tips, tricks and really helpful information for making smoothies.
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This smoothie is deceptively healthy. It looks like it's mostly blueberries which tastes sweet and delicious but there's a handful of spinach thrown in to make it good for you. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
Author: Food Fashion and Fun
Recipe type: Drinks
1 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 Banana, frozen
1 cup Spinach
1½ cup Coconut Milk
Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
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