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AIP Greek Wedge Salad Recipe
There are only so many ways to serve up salad, but you’ll delight yourself and your guests with this AIP Greek wedge salad recipe.
A Wedge With a Twist
Typically wedge salad in America is pretty formulaic. You start with a wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce and add bleu cheese dressing, bacon crumbles, and perhaps some chopped tomato.
As you can see, the only ingredients that qualify for AIP are the iceberg lettuce and bacon. But I didn’t just want to modify the traditional wedge with this salad; I wanted to take it in an entirely new direction.
A salad is only as good as its dressing, and the Greek dressing in this recipe is light and flavorful. It calls for olive oil, lemon juice, garlic puree, and dried oregano, which marry together to form a vibrant accompaniment to the icy wedge.
Cucumber adds another layer of cool refreshment, while olives add rich, salty contrast and their signature Greek salad stamp.
How to Wash the Lettuce
All my germophobes out there are no doubt wondering how to get the lettuce washed properly without ruining the classic shape.
That’s a valid concern and a good process to discuss.
I find it easiest to remove the core of the lettuce before washing it. Usually, you can just bang it against the sink to loosen it up and then twist the core right out.
This will expose the various layers, and you can place the head under running water, gently separating the leaves with your fingers so all of the junk can be rinsed out.
You can also halve the lettuce and place it into a big bowl of cold water and swirl it around a bit before rinsing under your tap.
You can use a salad spinner to dry or let the wedges sit and drain before plating them.
More Refreshing AIP Salad Recipes
Salad is usually a safe option for autoimmune protocol, but eating them all the time can get a bit boring. It doesn’t have to be that way.
If you’re lacking in lettuce inspiration, a quick trip to the internet can make you into a salad supporter in short order.
Check out this post with 24 refreshing AIP salad ideas. These recipes have been curated to make sure they are compliant with AIP — and they have to be tasty to make the cut.
I hope you enjoy this AIP Greek wedge salad and get inspired to try more innovative salads in the future!
A fun way to serve a classic salad.
- 1 head (200 g) of Romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cucumber (110 g), diced
- 15 black olives (45 g), pitted and sliced
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) of olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons (23 ml) of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon (3 g) of garlic puree
- 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of dried oregano
- Halve the head of lettuce lengthwise and wash well. Drain and lay out on a serving platter, with the cut-side up. Scatter over the cucumber and black olives.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic puree, and dried oregano. Season the dressing with salt and drizzle generously all over the lettuce wedges.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 231
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 21 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 2 g