Paleo Cookbook For Dummies
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If you're in the mood for a summery salad that fits within your Paleo diet, the Niçoise-ish is a delight just waiting to be assembled and served. The mix of ingredients lends a beautiful balance of color and flavor.

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Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

2 cups chopped purple cauliflower

2 cups chopped asparagus, trimmed

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup sliced bell peppers

1/2 a small red onion, thinly sliced

1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced

Four 5-ounce cans wild-caught tuna in water

3 hardboiled eggs, shelled and quartered

  1. To blanch the cauliflower and asparagus, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and asparagus and let them boil for approximately 2 minutes, until they’re just tender. Drain them in a colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Toss the remaining ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with the garlic vinaigrette.

Per serving: Calories 564 (From Fat 290); Fat 32g (Saturated 6g); Cholesterol 199mg; Sodium 636mg; Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 9g); Protein 44g.

Recipe courtesy Arsy Vartanian, author of Rubies & Radishes

This recipe has been vetted by the team at Whole9 and is considered acceptable for a 30-Day Reset Paleo cleanse.

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Dr. Kellyann Petrucci is the coauthor of the health and lifestyle books Living Paleo For Dummies and Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies. She also created the successful kids' health and wellness program Superkids Wellness and the Paleo door-to-door home delivery food service Living Paleo Foods.

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