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‘Zacusca’ – A Traditional Nightshade Spread Made Lectin-Light

‘Zacusca’ is a traditional Romanian spread made of onions, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, that I used to love and I never thought I’d be able to eat again after starting a low-lectin diet. But, never say never, because I managed to make a lectin-light version yesterday and I loved it. BONUS RECIPE: cassava tortillas / flatbreads.

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Spinach and Walnut Pesto

Spinach walnut pesto lectin free

I’ve been making and eating this spinach pesto for a long time, and it’s already featured on this website along with a full meal recipe, but I think this pesto is so easy and tasty, it deserves it’s own space in the recipe index. It’s a great way to incorporate a big quantity of spinach and extra virgin olive oil in your meals, and add some extra vibrancy, nutrition and taste on the plate.

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Lacinato Kale Pesto, Your New Favorite Green Sauce

Take some green leaves, a lot of extra virgin olive oil, some nuts, a little garlic, add some Italian aged cheese and you have yourself a green sauce that will elevate any dish and will give you those healthy fats and polyphenols you need on a daily basis. The green leaves can be basil, baby spinach, or kale, and oh my, kale doesn’t disappoint.

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Creamy Artichoke Spread

I won’t take credit for this idea, because it was my sister who made it first, in her attempt to replicate one of our favorite childhood foods, eggplant salad. The salad was not really a salad, but a spread, we would eat it on slices of white bread with fresh tomatoes. And it was delicious. This creamy artichoke spread resembles in texture, but it’s not exactly the same thing.

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Sweet Potato Hummus with Roasted Garlic

Ok, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I made this amazing sweet potato hummus that is finger-licking good, and the bad news is that I might be sensitive to sweet potato. I know, not bad news for y’all, unless that means I’m not going to play with sweet potato as much as I used to.

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Alaskan Salmon Cakes with Spinach Pesto and Avocado

This is more than a recipe, is a healthy and delicious lectin-free dinner idea. When I posted on Instagram our dinner yesterday, I had not planned to write the recipe down, but I got so many requests for recipes for both the salmon cakes and the spinach pesto that I had to retrace all my steps and put it all together.

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