Arugula Salad With Strawberries and Shaved Fennel (Keto, AIP, Wahls, Low-Carb, Paleo, Nightshade-Free)

When I went nightshade-free in September of last year following the recommendation of my Ayurvedic doctor, my first reaction was: “What on earth will I add to salads??” I had to get creative, and quick.

This arugula-chicken salad was one of the first combos I tried, and I loved it so much that it’s since become a staple in my lunchbox. It’s filling, delicious and just sweet enough, plus it comes with a nice dose of vitamin K, chlorophyll, folate, potassium and vitamin C to name but a few.

Sometimes I’ll omit the chicken and serve it with a nice grilled, pork chop for dinner instead – it’s fantastic either way!


2 servings


  • 3 cups arugula
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup shaved fennel
  • 1/4 cup fennel greens
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken meat
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (make sure it’s nitrate-free)
  • 1 tsp hemp hearts (optional – omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Serve.

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