Zesty Summer Salad

Whenever the summer time rolls around I find myself craving fresh and bright flavors. Maybe because it’s been so hot & humid here, but the thought of a crisp, cold salad makes my mouth water. But when traditional summer salad fixin’s like tomatoes, peppers, and cheese are eliminated, what can you mix into a salad?

Well, I’ve got you covered. There are so many beautiful AIP-compliant summer veggies available, that you won’t even miss those other toppings. I like to build my salads with a variety of textures & flavors, I think this is the key to a yummy plate. 

This salad has a nice crunch from fresh fennel, a little bitterness from the radicchio, a hint of sweetness from the fresh strawberries, and a nice little tang from the capers. Top this off with my easy lemon vinaigrette, and you’ve got yourself a mouth watering salad! 


Zesty Summer Salad


2 cups mixed greens

⅓ cup finely shaved fresh fennel bulb

1 cup shredded radicchio

¼ sliced fresh strawberries

1 TBS capers

⅓ cup easy lemon vinaigrette



Mix together the greens, fennel, radicchio, strawberries, and capers into a bowl and top with the lemon vinaigrette. Toss to combine and serve immediately.


Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

I am many things: a wife, a daughter, a sister, a nutritional therapist, a dog-mom… and I’m an autoimmune warrior.

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I empower women autoimmune warriors to reclaim their health by teaching each woman how to make the right food choices to heal her body while confidently owning her journey so she can live a vibrant life with chronic illness.


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