Jicama Kale Salad with Orange Lime Vinaigrette

This Jicama Kale Salad with Orange Lime Vinaigrette is a delicious light summer salad packed with kale, red bell peppers, jicama, cilantro, and carrots from the farm- plus additional pops of flavor with mango and avocado! Tossed with a delicious orange lime dressing everyone will love. Make it as a side, or top it with grilled chicken or shrimp for a fabulous main dish!

Jicama Kale Salad with Orange Lime Dressing

HOW IS IT AUGUST!? You guys, we get married in under 3 weeks. CRAZY TALK!

But it’s also week 5 of the CSA summer series with Fed and Fit and PaleOMG. The series is flying by! Without further ado, week 5…

Jicama Kale Salad with Orange Lime Dressing

Jicama Kale Salad with Orange Lime Dressing

[yumprint-recipe id=’376′]Jicama Kale Salad with Orange Lime Dressing


 Cassy made you Corned Beef Breakfast Hash

A balanced plate complete with tender corned beef, crispy potatoes, collard greens, pickled purple onions, and a poached egg to bring it all together. This is the perfect breakfast to whip up for company or for a week of make-ahead meals!

13640948_10108564495429384_9126925381483153254_o 

Juli made you Summer Vegetable Gnocchi 

A summer gluten free pasta dish that is bursting with fresh seasonal flavors from the spring onions, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, and baby plum tomatoes. The dish is finished off with lemon, basil and parsley to make you truly enjoy all the flavors summer has to offer!

13668691_10102934883756413_9067376346205241354_o

Check out the recipes for Week 1Week 2,  Week 3, and Week 4 of the Summer CSA series, and if you make a recipe, use hashtag #summerCSArecipes, so all 3 of us see your remakes!

Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

These Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale makes for the perfect summer meal in a bowl. Packed with flavor and fabulous ingredients, this dish is packed with everything you need for a delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner.

Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

Last year was my first year of joining a local CSA and frequenting my new town’s farmers markets. I came home week after week with incredible amounts of produce, many of which at a loss of what to do with. (P.S. if you’re looking to save money eating organic, a CSA is an amazing resource). 

I hate to say it, I wasted a lot last year. I often didn’t use up all of those more unique ingredients. But not this year.

This year, I’m teaming up with my fabulous friends Juli (from PaleOMG) and Cassy from Fed and Fit to bring you a recipe a week inspired by our CSAs and Farmer’s Market hauls! That’s right. Every week you’ll get THREE delicious recipes to inspire you to cook something new, try a new ingredient, or just enjoy that fresh local produce!

CSA Week 1Part of my first haul!

If you’re looking for a CSA in your area, this website is a good resource on how to find one!

Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

Everything is better in a bowl. Seriously! This week let’s use up some kale, garlic scapes, scallions, and cucumber!

Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

[yumprint-recipe id=’368′]Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale


Now, let’s see what my fabulous friends made this week!

Cassy made you a delicious Chicken Salad with Snap Pea Radish Slaw!

Fed-and-Fit-Summer-Chicken-Salad

Juli made you a Zucchini Pad Thai with Shrimp!

Pad Thai

I can’t wait to devour these recipes! Check back every Wednesday for the next two months for recipes to cook through those market and CSA hauls!

What ingredients are you hoping to see get used in this series?

Grilled Salmon Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min

Ingredients

    For the fish

    For the Kale and Garlic Scapes

    Everything Else

    • 2 cups cooked white rice (I cook mine in broth for extra flavor)
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 1 cucumber sliced
    • 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
    • Radish slices, for garnish
    • Optional: Soft-boiled eggs (how-to HERE)

    Directions

  • In a bowl whisk together fish marinade ingredients and pour over fish. Let sit for 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  • Cook fish inside: Place broiler on high. Place fish on a lined and greased baking sheet and broil for 7 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish. Add sesame seeds to garnish.
  • Cook fish on the grill: Grease grill and heat to medium. Place fish on a sheet of tin foil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until fully cooked to your liking. Add sesame seeds to garnish.
  • In a skillet heat oil and garlic scapes and sauté until kale is wilted and garlic scapes have softened slightly.
  • Assemble bowls: Add rice to each bowl. Top with kale mixture, salmon, avocado, cucumber, egg, scallions, and radish slices. Serve and enjoy.
  • Loading nutrition data...
    There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my disclosure policy for more info!

    Kale, Caramelized Peaches, and Crispy Onion Salad

    A hearty end of summer salad filled with caramelized peaches and crispy onions.

    CaramelizedPeach&CrispyOnionSalad1

    I am so excited to be over on Sylvie’s blog Gourmande in the Kitchen today, guest posting so she can spend some amazing time with her new addition, a gorgeous baby girl!

    Today’s recipe is hands down one of my new favorites. See, while some people are moving towards Fall recipes already, I’m still sitting here in the heat, with TONS of fresh peaches and fresh kale and onions from my local CSA.

    CaramelizedPeach&CrispyOnionSalad4

    I love this salad. The sweet caramelized peaches with the crunch of the crispy onions is just such a wonderful combination! I also love that it is so flavorful that it pairs with any simple dressing!

    CaramelizedPeach&CrispyOnionSalad

    Find the recipe over on Gourmande in the Kitchen HERE.

    CaramelizedPeach&CrispyOnionSalad2

    CaramelizedPeach&CrispyOnionSalad6

    HAPPY MONDAY! Are you ready for Fall recipes yet, or still hanging onto summer?

    Turkey Kale Soup

    I’ve been eating this simple (yet super flavorful) soup all week and it’s been hitting the spot on these cold cold days we are having here in Boston.

    This soup is packed with protein and veggies and the perfect dinner meal, starter, or a nice light lunch! So many of you are on Whole30’s and 21DSD’s this month, so I am bringing you all sorts of compliant meal ideas! Make sure to connect on social media where I constantly share a ton of them 🙂Turkey Kale Soup

    [yumprint-recipe id=’239′]

    Turkey Kale SoupWhat is your favorite type of soup and/or cold weather comfort food?

    Turkey Kale Soup

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min

    Ingredients

    Directions

  • In a large pot heat 1 tbsp olive oil and sauté garlic
  • Add in chopped onion, carrots, and celery and sauté for 7-10 minutes or until slightly soft
  • Add in ground turkey and let cook, stirring often, until browned
  • Massage kale with additional 1/2 tbsp of oil, roughly chop it, and add it into the pot
  • Once wilted, add in diced tomatoes and chicken broth, seasoning and salt and pepper
  • Bring to a boil, the reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Taste and adjust spices as desire
  • Loading nutrition data...
    There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my disclosure policy for more info!

    Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad over Garlicky Kale

    January is here and with that comes new goals, resolutions, and tons of healthy eating/detoxing from the holidays! Are you in the same boat? I’m doing a combination of a candida detox/whole30/21dsd! Basically, low/no sugar, real whole foods (no paleo baked goods), and lower carb. I’ve heard from many of you that you’re doing similar programs, and whether you’ve started one or are just trying to start off the new year on the right note, this post is for you!

    I made you possibly my new all-time favorite dinner. This Roasted Salmon dish is the perfect light & healthy dinner option that’s packed with your favorite winter flavors! Paired with sautéed garlicky kale and topped with an apple fennel salad, it’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough to impress your weekend guests!

    Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad

    Scroll down for the recipe!

    But first… I’ve teamed up with the ladies for another month on great eats. This month focusing on detox-friendly food to nourish and kick-start your 2015. Please welcome Brittany from Eating Bird Food to the group!

    Detox Your New YearAll that, plus… Enter to win a  $125 Amazon gift card to support you in your effort to eat healthy in 2015.

    Brittany from Eating Bird Food made you superfood energy balls that have a base of oats and almond butter and are studded with a blend of superfood berries including goji berries, inca berries and mulberries. They’re a healthy on-the-go snack option with enough sweetness to satisfy a sugar craving.

    Find the recipe here.superfood energy balls

    Taylor from Food Faith Fitness made you a protein and super-food packed smoothie bowl that is made extra creamy with Greek yogurt and avocado. It’s swirled with cashew cream for the perfect nutty note.

    Find the recipe here.
    Smoothie bowl

    Kelly from Nosh and Nourish made you the most gorgeous juice ever! A large pile of vegetables and fruits becomes one nutrient-loaded glass of juice. This Super Yellow Juice is overflowing with vitamin C from the bell peppers and rutabega and is great at aiding in digestion and boosting your immunity!

    Find the recipe here.

    super-yellow-juice

    Davida from The Healthy Maven made you a healthy and nutritious Detox Vegetable Soup. It’s made with eight different vegetables and is ready in under 40 minutes for a hearty and veggie-packed meal.

    Find the recipe here.

    Detox-Vegetable-Soup

    Lee from Fit Foodie Finds made you Paleo Fried Rice using cauliflower in place of rice and tons of veggies for a healthy, quick, 30-minute meal that’s vegetarian and delicious.

    Find the recipe here.

    paleo-fried-rice

    Now, for the salmon dish that is perfect for your weeknight meal or your classy dinner party! Packed with nutrients, easy to prepare, Whole30-approved, deliciousness! You’ll leave the table beyond satisfied and wanting more, promise!

    Roasted Salmon Kale Apple Fennel Salad

    I’ve been topping the apple fennel salad on all of my leafy green salads lately, too!

    Roasted Salmon Kale Apple Fennel Salad

    [yumprint-recipe id=’238′]

    Roasted Salmon Kale Apple Fennel SaladRoasted Salmon Kale Apple Fennel Salad

    And if all that wasn’t awesome enough, we’re giving away a $150 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader! Enter below 🙂

     

    Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad over Garlicky Kale & detox recipes

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min

    Ingredients

    Apple Fennel Salad

    Directions

  • Roast garlic: I use this method, preheat oven to 400, cut off the top, place face up and drizzle with olive oil, cover with tin foil and roast for 30 minutes or until soft**
  • Lightly rub salmon with olive oil and sea salt, set aside
  • In a bowl combine shaved or sliced apple and fennel, pomegranate seeds, and apple cider vinegar- toss and set aside
  • Massage kale with olive oil
  • In a skillet heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil and garlic
  • Add in massaged kale and sauté until wilted, sprinkle with sea salt as desired
  • While cooking, place oven on broiler (high) and place salmon into the oven
  • Broil for 7-9 minutes based on size of your fish
  • Plate by placing kale down, salmon on top, and apple fennel salad to garnish
  • Recipe Notes

  • *One head if you are roasting your garlic first, 2 cloves if you are just sautéing with garlic
  • **You don't have to use roasted garlic, you can simply sauté your kale with garlic while cooking
  • Loading nutrition data...
    There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my disclosure policy for more info!