Grain-free, Spicy, just the right amount of lemon tangy turmeric, and sweet grilled onions, making this salad a fajita to remember! And a great way to introduce salads or more greens into your life. Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo and Nut-free too!
Grain-Free and Gluten-Free Turmeric Fajita Salad is something I never planned on posting. I mean, after all, I merely just threw in a bunch of stuff half of what was mine, and half from leftovers from a diner and put it all together. But I realize as a recipe developer and blogger this is totally my thing, but it may not be yours. If you are having dinner troubleshooting for your elimination diet or lifestyle this is definitely a YUMMY gluten and grain-free option to try and add to your dinner rotation.
Let’s say you order a salad from a restaurant. You’ll then take that salad and add a bunch of other stuff you’ve made to it making it a complete entree salad of your desire with all the nutrient fixings!
You can easily swap things in salads that are GRAIN-FREE:
- If you dine out, bring along with you in your purse some extra superfoods, nuts, seeds and add them to your salad mix.
- If you dine at home and you are not much of a cook, or not in the mood to slave in the kitchen then order a salad in and add all your nutrient-dense fixings at home.
- Make sure whatever you order has no dressing or sauces, then create your own with the simplest of ingredients like olive oil and lemon, salt and pepper, apple cider vinegar and oil, balsamic vinegar and oil. Or mash avocado with lime and coconut yogurt and make a dressing that way.
From the take-out portion of the dinner:
- Grilled chicken breasts
- A salad of mesclun greens, red onions, grape tomatoes, and avocado.
From there I took the greens and layered them out on the cutting board and chopped the salad. I used this awesome tool, it’s one of my favs by the way – Grab the chopper here. A chopped salad in my book is always more fun to eat.
Then on the stove, I added some olive oil and shredded the chicken. Added that to the pan with fresh lemon juice and the onions from the salad and began to sautee everything together. I used a lot of turmeric, up to 3/4 tablespoon, you really cannot go wrong, just don’t go above 1 full tablespoon and make sure you use the lemon or lime juice to balance it out. Plus a few dashes of delicious pink or sea salt.
I was SO happy with this meal! And all I had to do was to recook the leftover chicken to my clean saucy liking alongside the onions and that took seconds.
After the chicken was fully cooked I added it alongside the sauteed onions onto the chopped greens and topped it with mashed avocado. You have the option to then blend the avocado into the chicken to create a creamy chicken salad. And then for double yum use 2-4 Siete coconut flour tortillas for some grain-free chicken fajitas! You have choices here. Avocado on. Avocado off. Avocado in.
To me, this is the healthy gluten-free and grain-free version of what I used to remember. It’s a little different and that’s okay because it’s so darn delicious! Grain-free does not have to be hard. It truly doesn’t.
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Grain-Free Fajita Salad
- saute pan
- 1 large/entree salad from the diner that includes grape tomatoes, mesclun greens, sliced raw red onions and grilled chicken salad from the diner
- 1/2 whole avocado ripe
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- 3/4 tbsp turmeric ground, organic
- 1 whole lemon squeezed
- 2 tsp pink salt Himalayan
- 1/4 tsp pepper to taste, add more if needed
- 2 whole Cassava flour tortillas cooked
- Heat the saute pan with cooking spray and some avocado or olive oil on medium-high heat.
- Shred the already cooked chicken and add it to the saute pan. Also, add the red onions to the saute pan.
- Drop in the balsamic vinegar into the pan (stand away it may splash onto your clothes)
- Combine the chicken, the onions and all seasonings and blend together until well mixed. Then set aside and turn off the heat.
- Chop greens and tomatoes with a large knife or a salad chopper and put into a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl add the chicken and onion mixture and mix in the avocado until you have a chicken salad consistency. You can use your hands.
- Add to salad, serve immediately and enjoy! And don't forget your Cassava flour tortillas!
Love & nutrient-dense yum,