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Blueberry and Roasted Beet Kale Salad

Paleo Recipe Blueberry and Roasted Beet Kale Salad horizontal

[This Recipe is Part of Our Series on the Importance of Sodium and Potassium In Our Diet]

This salad is a nutritional powerhouse. with beets, kale, and blueberries, it’s loaded with antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory compounds. And if you’re looking to increase your potassium intake, look no further. It’s easily converted from a side into a main dish—just add 4 ounces of cooked salmon, chicken, pork, or beef to each salad.

  • Author: Lorrie Cordain
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 People 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Ingredients

  • 3  medium beets (about 12 ounces total), trimmed, peeled, and cut into quarters
  • 1  tablespoon olive oil
  • 1  small onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 6  tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6  tablespoons olive oil or flaxseed oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or thyme
  • 3  cups torn fresh romaine lettuce
  • 2  cups torn fresh kale
  • 1/2  cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4  cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a 15×10×1-inch baking pan toss beet wedges with the 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cover with foil. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove foil; add onions, tossing to combine. Roast, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until beets and onion are tender.
  2. For dressing, in a blender combine 2 of the roasted beet wedges, the vinegar, 6 tablespoons olive oil, and the rosemary. Cover and blend until very smooth, scraping sides ofbowlas necessary.
  3. Divide romaine and kale among four serving plates. Top with the remaining roasted beets and the onion. Drizzle evenly with dressing. Sprinkle with blueberries and hazelnuts. *Tip: To toast hazelnuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once to toast evenly. Cool nuts slightly. Place the warm nuts on a clean kitchen towel; rub with the towel to remove the loose skins.

Notes

This recipe can be found on page 296 of The Real Paleo Diet CookbookFor hundreds of pure Paleo recipes you can check out that book orThe Real Paleo Diet Fast and Easy 

Read More in Our Series on Sodium and Potassium in the Diet:

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