Beauty isn’t everything and celery root is living proof. There’s nothing about its knobby, gnarled, beige appearance that would entice you to put it in your shopping cart. You’ve probably passed by it a hundred times nestled between the turnips and rutabagas, not even realizing what an amazing root vegetable you’re missing in your life.

The flavor of celery root strongly resembles celery, but there’s also something potato-like about it in both taste and texture. It’s often eaten as a salad, grated then left raw or quickly blanched and mixed with mayonnaise, lemon and mustard. This time of year we prefer to cook celery root a little longer before serving. Peeled and cut into pieces, this vegetable can be braised, boiled, baked or sautéed. If you’re tired of using cauliflower as a mashed potato stand-in, give mashed celery root a try.  Even better, gently simmer celery root, then puree it into a creamy soup.

Celery Root Soup is an incredibly easy recipe that can be doctored up into something a little fancier when you’re in the mood. The basic soup is simply shallots (or leeks) and regular celery sautéed in butter then simmered in broth or water with celery root for about 35 minutes. Puree the soup, then add whole cream (or coconut milk) to make the texture even silkier than it already is. Salt, pepper, add some chopped parsley and thyme, and you’re done.

Once you have this base, which is delicious as-is, the variations are endless. Add a little meat to the equation by frying bacon or pancetta in the pan with the shallot, or sprinkle crumbled bacon on top of the soup as a garnish when it’s done. Sauté mushrooms or spinach to add to the pot. Maybe grate a little Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on top, or melt butter until it’s browned and has a sweet, nutty aroma and then drizzle it into your bowl.

You can make the soup with broth, bone broth or water. Water actually works quite well and lets the delicate flavor of the celery root shine through. Note: adding pureed celery root to other types of soup is a great way to make soup thick and creamy without adding dairy or potato.

So, next time you see this ugly but quite tasty vegetable at the store, go ahead and bring one home. It’s sometimes called celeriac, instead of celery root, and will most likely be displayed by the other root vegetables—not the celery. Celery root is a vegetable all on its own; it’s not actually the root of regular celery. The best way to attack celery root is with a paring knife, first cutting off the gnarled roots, then trimming off the skin.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot (or 1 leek, sliced)
  • 2  pounds celery root, (about two large roots) peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 cups broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme

Instructions:


Over medium low heat, melt the butter in a deep pan. Add celery and shallot/leek and sauté until soft but not overly browned, about five minutes. Add celery root and sauté a few minutes more, then add 6 cups of broth or water and turn up heat slightly. Bring to a boil then turn the heat lower and simmer with a lid on for 35-40 minutes until the celery root is easily pierced with a fork.

Working in small batches (to reduce the odds of splattering hot liquid on yourself and all over your kitchen) puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. If you prefer soup with more texture, only puree half of the celery root and leave the rest in chunks. Return the blended soup to the pot and slowly stir in cream or coconut milk. Use the remaining 2 cups of broth or water to thin out the soup to your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and thyme.

Nutritional Information (per serving with broth used):

  • Calories: 392
  • Total Carbs: 25.9 grams
  • Net Carbs: 20.7 grams
  • Fat: 27.65 grams
  • Protein: 12.72 grams

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Hearty salads have the best of all worlds: ample protein, copious vegetables, and big flavor. And when they’re seasonally inspired? All the better…

We’re loving this earthy autumn dish right now. Seared steak, fall vegetables and tangy mustard vinaigrette—together they make the perfect salad supper.

Servings: 3

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 3 cups cubed Butternut Squash
  • 1 large Delicata Squash, seeds removed and sliced into rings (about 1.5-2 cups)
  • 1 head Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 lb. Brussels Sprouts, halved
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 4 cloves Garlic, grated
  • 3 cups chopped Lacinato Kale
  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 medium Apple, quartered and thinly sliced

Steak:

  • 1 lb. Tri-Tip Steak (but feel free to use another cut like sirloin, skirt, etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 cloves Garlic, grated
  • Salt and Pepper

Dressing:

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the butternut and delicata squash with 1.5 tablespoons of avocado oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Lay the squash pieces on a parchment covered sheet pan in a single layer. Roast for 20 minutes, flip the squash over and roast for an additional 20 minutes, or until the squash is nicely roasted.

Toss the brussels sprouts and cauliflower florets in 1.5 tablespoons of oil, rosemary, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Lay the brussels sprouts cut side down on a parchment covered sheet pan. Roast for 20 minutes, or until the underside of the Brussels sprouts are golden, then flip over and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until tender.

Massage the chopped kale in the last tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt and arrange on a sheet pan. Roast for around 10-15 minutes.

Lay the cauliflower on another sheet pan and roast for 20 minutes. Give the florets a shake or flip and continue roasting until browned and tender.

Place a seasoned cast iron pan in the oven to preheat for 15-20 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the avocado oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss the steak in the mixture and allow it to marinate for about 10 minutes.

Once the pan is very hot, place it over a burner on medium heat. Add the steak and sear it for 1-2 minutes on each side. Transfer the pan to the oven and continue cooking until it reaches your desired internal temperature (125 degrees for rare, 135 degrees for medium-rare, 145 degrees for medium). Remove the steak from the pan and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

To make the dressing, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste.

Combine all of the roasted vegetables together in a large bowl. Top with the sliced steak and apple slices and drizzle on the dressing.

Nutrition Information per serving (¼ of recipe):

  • Calories: 618
  • Total Carbs: 48 grams
  • Net Carbs: 35 grams
  • Fat: 35 grams
  • Protein: 35 grams

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These days you can find a wide array of grain-free pastas with genuinely delicious flavor and texture. If you like the taste of pasta but want to limit the pasta carbs, add meat and veggies so less pasta goes further in the dish. Chicken thighs are a great choice to this end. Experiment with adding in veggies like spinach, baby broccoli, mushrooms or bell peppers, and create a variety of versions to your own taste.

For the sauce, use a full-fat coconut milk for the richest flavor, or use traditional full-fat dairy milk or your favorite milk substitute along with our new Primal Kitchen® No-Dairy Vodka Sauce.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil or Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1.25 cups chopped Yellow Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic, grated
  • ½ cup Full Fat Coconut Milk (or other dairy/non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1.5 cups Primal Kitchen No-Dairy Vodka Sauce
  • 1 box Chickapea Penne Pasta
  • 2-4 Tbsp. Reserved Pasta Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Shredded Basil
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Sprinkle the boneless chicken thighs with salt and pepper, and add them to the pan once it is hot. Sear for 2 minutes on each side, then cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the thighs from the pan and allow them to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing or cutting into chunks.

In the same pan (or another, whatever you prefer) add the remaining oil and heat it over medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped onion. Stir with a wooden spoon for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is browned and soft. Add in the grated garlic and heat until the garlic is fragrant. Add in the Vodka Sauce and coconut milk and reduce the heat to medium low. Stir for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and come together.

Prepare the Chickapea pasta according to the directions on the box, but boil the pasta to be slightly undercooked. Drain the pasta, reserving about ¼ cup of pasta liquid. Pour the drained pasta into the pan with the vodka sauce and stir over medium-low heat until the pasta reaches your desired doneness. Add in the chicken and stir. Add the reserved pasta water 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce reaches the thickness of your liking. Top the pasta with a pinch of red pepper flakes, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and the shredded basil. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information per serving (1/4 of recipe):

  • Calories: 547
  • Total Carbs: 50 grams
  • Net Carbs: 40 grams
  • Fat: 21 grams
  • Protein: 40 grams

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Pasta night needn’t be a thing of the past when you adopt Primal Blueprint eating principles. While there’s a host of packaged paleo and even keto pasta choices out there these days, the simplest, whole food option is the humble spaghetti squash.

Here we’ve taken full advantage by using the remaining shell as a festive bowl once we’ve shredded the “noodles” from the inside. Make yours a totally custom creation with these three delicious Primal recipes.

Italian Spaghetti Squash

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup spaghetti squash, cooked and “shredded”
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup Primal Kitchen® Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Slice spaghetti squash and scoop out seeds from inside.

Bake in a dish with a small layer of water for about 40 minutes at 400 F.

Let squash cool and use a fork to separate “noodles.”

Chop bell pepper and red onion into thin slices.

Mix the ground beef with herbs and salt. Make 1-inch meatballs.

Place meatballs and veggies on a parchment lined roasting pan, and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. (Make sure meatball centers are full cooked.)

Add roasted meat and veggie mixture and warmed marinara to spaghetti squash and combine.

Add sliced strips of basil.

Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Sound (and look) tempting? Here are two more versions for spaghetti squash bowls.

“Cheesy” Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 0.5 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 0.25 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup spaghetti squash, cooked and “shredded”
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 oz tempeh, cooked
  • 2 cups kale, loosely chopped

Instructions:

Slice spaghetti squash and scoop out seeds from inside.

Bake in a dish with a small layer of water for about 40 minutes at 400 F.

Let squash cool and use a fork to separate “noodles.”

Scoop out the spaghetti squash (keep 1 cup for future meals, and use the remaining).

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.

Add tempeh and cook until browned.

Add kale and slightly steam.

Add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and garlic powder.

Add spaghetti squash and toss gently to combine.

Leftover Spaghetti Squash With Mushrooms

  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup peppers, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach, washed
  • 1 cup pre-made spaghetti squash, cooked and “shredded”
  • 6 oz chipotle style seitan
  • ¼ tsp chili powder

Instructions:

Use leftover spaghetti squash and heat up in microwave.

Slice mushrooms and peppers.

In a skillet, sauté the seitan with peppers, mushroom, spinach and seasonings.

Toss all together and enjoy!

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There’s such simplicity in pairing a delicious pasta sauce with zoodles or spaghetti squash, but sometimes you want to pull out all of the stops. When you feel like getting fancy, this Primal pasta is the perfect idea!

Since the Primal pasta recipe is not low-carb, we’ve also included a Keto option that is cheese based. Keep in mind that the Paleo recipe is a boiled pasta, while the Keto option is baked.

The recipes look a little involved, but the basic premise is: form dough, cut into pasta, and boil. If you’re following the Primal recipe, coconut milk and chopped kale is added to the pasta to provide more texture and body. If the Primal pasta dough seems to wet, add additional tapioca starch 1 teaspoon at a time. The Keto pasta recipe is actually baked, not boiled. Keto pasta should be formed into its desired shape prior to baking. It gets slightly dried out in the fridge and is then baked. Since the baked pasta is delicate, the coconut milk and kale can be omitted from the Keto version to keep the pasta from getting soggy.

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

PALEO PASTA

Pasta:

  • ½ cup Fine Almond Flour
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp. Tapioca Starch
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Flour
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Sauce:

KETO PASTA

Keto Pasta:

  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella (full fat, shredded ahead of time and refrigerated)
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp. Ground Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt

Sauce:

Paleo Pasta Instructions:

Combine the almond flour, ½ cup of tapioca starch, coconut flour and salt together in a bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the eggs. Gently whisk the eggs together using a fork and as you whisk, slowly pull in the flour surrounding the egg in order to combine the egg and flour mixture. Allow the dough to rest for 2-3 minutes and mix in a tablespoon of tapioca starch. At this point, you should be able to knead the dough into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.

Fill a medium-sized pot about halfway with water (adding a pinch of salt), and set it over a medium heat burner.

Place a piece of parchment on a cutting board or your countertop. Dust the parchment with a bit of the remaining tapioca starch and put some on your hands as well. Unwrap the dough and place it on the parchment. Dust a little more on top of the dough and place another piece of parchment on top. Use a rolling pin or mallet to flatten out the dough into a flat rectangular shape, about 7 inches in width. The dough should be fairly thin, around 1/8 inch thick. Carefully cut the dough into thin strips of pasta with a knife or pizza cutter. Separate the strands and dust with any remaining tapioca starch.

Fill a medium-sized pot about halfway with water and set it over a burner over medium heat with a pinch of salt. Once the water is at a steady boil, drop about ¼ to 1/3 of the pasta into the water, one at a time to prevent the pasta from clumping together. The amount of time the pasta takes to cook will depend on how thick they are, but aim for 3-4 minutes. They are fairly hearty but will get mushy if you cook them for too long, so once they reach your desired doneness, carefully remove them from the pot and place them on a towel-covered plate. Repeat with the remaining pasta until it is all cooked.

Pour the lacinato kale into the pot of boiling water and cook until wilted. Strain the kale and set it aside.

Combine the Garlic Alfredo Sauce and coconut milk. Gently toss the pasta in the sauce mixture and add in the chopped kale and parsley. Garnish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and parsley.

Keto Pasta Instructions:

Set up a double boiler on the stovetop and place a heat-safe bowl on top of the pot. Once the water is boiling, add the shredded mozzarella to the pot and gently agitate it with a spatula to encourage melting. Watch the cheese carefully and remove it from the heat once it is melted. Add in half of the almond flour and mix with a spoon of your hands. Mix in the egg yolk and apple cider vinegar. Once just combined, add in the remaining almond flour, the ground chia seeds and salt.

Knead the dough together into a ball and roll it out on a parchment-covered sheet pan. Since this pasta needs to be baked instead of boiled, you can be more creative when it comes to pasta shapes. This dough will hold together fairly well as spiraled pasta, bowties, or in a gnocchi shape. If you choose to make fettuccine shapes, give the pasta a bit of a wavy shape as you form it and place it back on the parchment. A great idea is to make fettuccine and then form the pasta into a spiral around your finger and place the spiral pasta on the sheet pan. Form the remaining dough into desired shapes and place the pan in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the dough from the fridge and place the pan in the oven. The amount of time the pasta takes to cook will depend on the size of the pasta shapes you make, but check them around 8 minutes. Once they are slightly golden, remove them from the oven. Allow the pasta to cool slightly, then gently toss the pasta into the Garlic Alfredo Sauce and top with chopped parsley and black pepper.

Paleo Pasta Alfredo Nutritional Information (½ of recipe):

  • Calories: 481
  • Total Carbs: 47 grams
  • Net Carbs: 43 grams
  • Fat: 27 grams
  • Protein: 13 grams

Keto Pasta Alfredo Nutritional Information (½ of recipe):

  • Calories: 480
  • Total Carbs: 11 grams
  • Net Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fat: 40 grams
  • Protein: 20 grams

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Call them what you want – latkes, vegetables pancakes, fried-deliciousness. They’re traditionally made with potatoes, a food some of us Primals feel better avoiding. The tuber’s low-moisture and high-starch content creates a crispy exterior and fluffy interior when fried in oil. The high starch content, unfortunately, is also the reason the insulin resistant among us are better off turning to less starchy vegetables to satisfy latke cravings.

Although latkes made with vegetables like carrot, turnip, daikon radish and zucchini will never be quite as crispy as potato latkes, they’re darn good in their own right. The flavor of each vegetable is mild enough that you’ll still feel like you’re eating a latke, yet the latke is transformed into something new and interesting. Zucchini latkes are mildest of all, the carrot and turnip are slightly sweet, and the daikon version has just a hint of spiciness.

Notes: These latkes will work with many combinations of vegetables, especially root vegetables. To make the dish lower carb, you can swap out the sweet potato or carrot with turnips or rutabaga. Use multiple paper towels or a good hand towel to ring out moisture from the shredded vegetables, especially vegetables like daikon and zucchini. This will keep your latke batter from turning watery. To make the shredded vegetables either use the large holes on a box grater or food processor with a large grate attachment.

Servings: 3

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded daikon radish
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded Japanese/white sweet potato
  • 1.5 scoops Primal Kitchen® Collagen Peptides
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 extra large egg or 2 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 ºFahrenheit. Place a seasoned cast iron skillet in the oven to heat.

Use a towel to squeeze out the shredded vegetables. In a large bowl, combine the shredded vegetables, collagen, almond flour, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Crack the egg and mix it into the vegetable mixture. Allow the mixture to rest for 1 minute.

Place the skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add a scoop of the vegetable mixture to the skillet and gently flatten and shape it so it’s a slightly flattened patty. Repeat 2-3 more times so the skillet has 3-4 patties. Allow the latkes to fry for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Gently use a spatula to remove the latkes and place them on a parchment-covered sheet pan. Add the remaining oil and allow it to heat before repeating the above steps with the remaining vegetable mixture.

Place the sheet pan with the latkes on it in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool before removing them from the pan. Enjoy on their own or with your favorite sauce. We like combining Primal Kitchen Garlic Aioli Mayo with chopped parsley and lemon, but they are also great with a sour cream or yogurt-based dip.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 268
  • Total Carbs: 15 grams
  • Net Carbs: 12 grams
  • Fat: 20 grams
  • Protein: 10 grams

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Pesto is one of the most versatile sauces in terms of use—and preparation. An herb, a nut, some garlic and good quality oil are really all it takes to put together a tasty pesto sauce you can use on virtually any meat or veggie dish. (We love it as a topping or marinade for chicken!)

This easy, simple pesto recipe offers a perfect go-go recipe when you want that classic basil and pine nut pesto flavor. What will you use it for?

Easy Peasy Primal Pesto

Servings: 4

Time In the Kitchen: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Primal Kitchen® Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (or olive oil if preferred)

Instructions:

Put torn basil leaves, garlic cloves and pine nuts in a food processor or blender. Pulse for about 10 seconds or until garlic appears well chopped. Add cheese and salt and pepper. Run processor while you pour in oil and blend well into a spoonable sauce. (If you’ll be storing rather than using right away, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to maintain color.) Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 392
  • Total Carbs: 4 grams
  • Net Carbs: 3.5 grams
  • Fat: 39 grams
  • Protein: 5.5 grams

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When it comes to side dishes, simple is best. A list of ingredients you can count on one hand is the way I like to do it. This dish delivers on ease and offers plenty of solid nutrition and great Primal taste. Cooking up great flavor starts with quality ingredients, for sure, but don’t underestimate the power of a great sauce or seasoning—and the right cooking method. Roasting vegetables is one of the surest ways to bring out a richer, deeper taste. Brussels sprouts work great for this. Add some balsamic and bacon, and you’ve got an amazing side for any meaty main course.

Bacon & Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 ºF.

Cut the ends off of the Brussels sprouts  and then slice in halves or quarters (if pieces are very large).

Place them in a bowl and drizzle with avocado oil and balsamic dressing. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven. Then toss with cooked bacon pieces. Add blue cheese crumbles if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving without cheese):

  • Calories: 488
  • Total Carbs: 9.2 grams
  • Net Carbs: 7.5 grams
  • Fat: 49 grams
  • Protein: 5.2 grams

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If you’re looking for a quick keto-friendly lunch, look no further. In less than ten minutes, you can throw together these tuna wraps using one of our favorite greens for all your wrap needs—collard green leaves. A bit of Primal-friendly mayo, some veggies, and a bit of fresh lemon juice give plenty of creamy flavor to this easy (and economical) meal you can grab and go with.

Check it out….

Collard Green Tuna Wraps

Servings: 12 wraps

Time In the Kitchen: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 collard leaves
  • 1 tin of tuna
  • 2 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Mayo (your favorite flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 squeezes fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cucumber (cut into matchstick shape)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/8 cup radish (cut into matchstick shape)
  • 1/4 avocado (in slices)

Instructions:

Wash and dry collard leaves. Use a paring knife to cut the stems.

In a small bowl, combine tuna with mayo, salt and pepper, and lemon juice. Mix well.

Place collard leaves on a flat surface (1 large leaf per wrap). Top each leaf with tuna mixture and veggies, placing all ingredients on one end of the leaf.

Wrap up it up like you would a burrito—fold the leaf over top of the mixture and keep rolling, tucking both sides in as you roll. Cut the wrap in half. (You can use a toothpick to secure if desired.) Repeat the process with the other wrap. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information (1 wrap):

  • Calories: 244
  • Total Carbs: 5.7 grams
  • Net Carbs: 24.5 grams
  • Fat: 18 grams
  • Protein: 18 grams

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Today we’re serving up a Primal+keto dinner you’ll put on the regular rotation for its flavor and ease: succulent pork tenderloin, made juicier and richer with a honey mustard marinade alongside a cool, crunchy broccoli salad with celery, radishes macadamia nuts and bacon.

Customize with your favorite marinade flavors as well as your veggies, nuts or seeds of choice. Midweek meals just got more delicious….

Servings: 3

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Pork:

Broccoli Salad:

  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 3 cups chopped Broccoli Florets
  • 2.5 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Garlic Aioli Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. Bacon Fat
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Macadamia Nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. diced Red Onion
  • 1/2 cup Radishes, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup diced Celery

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Once hot, place a seasoned and lightly oiled cast iron pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes until it is hot.

In a bowl, combine the Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Dressing and Marinade, garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Taste the mixture and season accordingly with salt and pepper. Add the pork tenderloin and rub the marinade all over it. Allow the pork to marinate in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.

Once the pan is hot, set it over your stove top burner over medium-high heat. Lightly pat the pork dry with a paper towel and place the pork in the pan, making sure to slightly tuck the tail of the tenderloin under itself. Sear the pork for 2-3 minutes on each side, then place the pan into the oven. Remove the pork when it reaches your desired internal temperature, between 145-160 degrees. Spoon any extra juices from the pan over the pork and allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

(If you are preparing it on a grill, preheat one side of the grill over medium-high heat, and the other over low heat. Lightly oil the grill grate and pat the pork to remove any residual liquid. Place the pork on the side that’s set to medium-high heat and grill for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip it over for an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat this again and grill for an additional 1-3 minutes on each side, then transfer the pork to the side with the lower heat. Cover the grill and grill under the internal temperature reaches between 145-155 degrees. Since the tail is so much thinner than the rest of the tenderloin, slightly tuck the tail of the tenderloin under the rest of the pork when cooking to prevent the thinner end from overcooking and drying out.)

To make the broccoli salad, roast the bacon on a sheet pan at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until it reaches the doneness of your liking. Roughly chop the bacon and set it aside. Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon fat for the next step.

Combine the Primal Kitchen Garlic Aioli Mayo with a tablespoon of bacon fat and the lemon juice. Toss the chopped broccoli with the mayo mixture and fold in the bacon, macadamia nuts, onions, radishes and celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with the pork tenderloin. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information (4 oz. Pork and 1/3 of Salad):

  • Calories: 506
  • Total Carbs: 12 grams
  • Net Carbs: 9 grams
  • Fat: 39 grams
  • Protein: 28 grams

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