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Paleo Salad: Oyster Currant Green Salad

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Paleo Salad: Oyster Currant Green Salad

Paleo Salad:  Oyster Currant Green Salad


Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad is a quick and easy paleo salad that can be made from a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand in your pantry. It is a paleo salad that can easily hold its own as the main entrée for any meal.

 

The smoked oysters, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad pack a huge nutritional punch, making it rich in: vitamin B-12, protein, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, magnesium and manganese.

 

As any savvy paleo eater knows, we should always be looking for ways to increase our intake of healthy omega-3 oils. One simple way is to incorporate more fish and shellfish into our diets. Not always having the time to cook fresh fish, has made me a connoisseur of canned fish. Paleo extremists might down vote anything except fresh, wild caught fish. Not me, I live in the real world, on a real budget. Plus, not everyone lives in a location where they can even find fresh fish. There is nothing wrong with eating canned fish, especially as it is now so easy to find organic fish packed in water or olive oil, in BPA free cans.

 

The cost savings  of canned fish can be staggering compared to prices of fresh fish or grass-fed meats. Also, the convenience factor can’t be beat. You can stock up when sales are on and make canned fish part of your own Stocking A Paleo Pantry. With a little creativity, you can enjoy many new types of fish in paleo recipes such as Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad. There are many more varieties of fish than tuna, that are packed in cans.

 

I didn’t think I particularly liked oysters until I tasted smoked oysters. Then I was hooked. Now there are always at least five cans of smoked oysters in my pantry (and one in my purse!) at all times. I find them very handy to toss into salads, omelets, or eat right out of the can accompanied by paleo crackers or a rice cake. They are very easy to pack into a lunch bag as a change of pace from other protein foods. If you like smoked oysters, you might also like to try my Smoked Oysters and Jasmine Rice.)

 

I specifically had smoked oysters in mind as I was creating this delicious Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad. The currants in the dish nicely accent the smoky flavor of the oysters, and the sunflower and pumpkin seeds lend it a weighty, full body, enabling it to stand alone as a main-dish if you like.

 

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Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad

  • Prep time:  10 minutes
  • Cook time:  none
  • Servings:  4 entrée sized, or 6 side salads

 

 

(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly if you omit the currants/raisins.)


 1) Layer all ingredients in order listed in a large salad bowl, or on individual side dishes.

2) Toss with extra oil and vinegar just before eating.

 

I like to serve the tomatoes on the side, in a bowl at the table, so they don’t get lost at the bottom of the salad.

 

I also place a shaker of nutritional yeast flakes on the table in case anyone wants to sprinkle more on their salads, for a stronger cheesy/nutty flavor.

 

This Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad pairs nicely with my Paleo Savory Rosemary Irish Soda Bread.

 

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