37 Super Fresh Paleo Salad Recipes
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
Now that summer is (sadly) winding down you may have resolved to start the school with a fresh focus on healthy eating.
That, or you might just be tired of so many barbecues and lazy afternoons! (I know I have a few more I can handle before the holidays roll around.) Either way, we’ve got a great compilation of Paleo salad recipes to give you some ideas and help you get back (or stay on) track before the weather cools down and the season of comfort food rolls in. Enjoy these 37 super fresh Paleo salad recipes!
Top 10 Paleo Salad Recipes
This crunchy and flavorful salad is great for vegetarians and people short on time. (Photo credit: Peter of Strictly Paleoish.)
Ingredients: zucchini, green apples, mayonnaise, almonds, fresh parsley, crushed black pepper.
Even easier than the last, this fresh cucumber salad is a great raw side salad for an Asian-style dinner. (Photo credit: Peter of Strictly Paleoish.) Ingredients: cucumber, sesame seeds, chili flakes, crushed black or rose pepper.
This creamy, Italian salad goes well topped with chicken or left as a yummy vegeterian side. (Photo credit: Josh from Slim Palate.)
Ingredients: spaghetti squash, Paleo mayonnaise, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, basil leaves, optional chicken or meat.
Not only is this salad delicious, but Melissa shows the perfect way to make it into the perfect party hors d’oeuvre. (Photo credit: David Humphreys. Permission granted by Melissa of The Clothes Make the Girl.)
Ingredients: apple, scallions, fresh parsley, canned tuna, mustard powder, olive oil mayo (recipe included), salt, black pepper.
This gorgeous and colorful Greek salad takes a bit of time to pull off but goes well along a summer barbecue or to impress your party guests. (Photo credit: Cassy Joy from Fed & Fit.)
Ingredients: white wine vinegar, olive oil, crushed capers (optional), lemon juice and zest, Greek Seasoning (McCormick’s is recommended), kosher salt, black pepper, chicken tenders, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, purple onion, kalamata olives, pepperoncini peppers (optional).
I love salads with fruits (not talking about fruit salad here) so this one is going on my list to try before the end of the summer. The Roquefort cheese, while combining great with the sweet watermelon flavor, is only suitable if you eat Primal. (Photo credit: Jan of Jan’s Sushi Bar.)
Ingredients: mixed salad greens, watermelon, Roquefort or other blue cheese, mayonaisse, honey, apple cider vinegar, poppy seeds, freshly ground black pepper.
7. Paleo Purple Salad (Primal)
This salad has a purple base (of cabbage and onion) but the rest of it is what makes it super tasty… prosciutto anyone?! (Photo credit: Lisa from Swiss Paleo.)
Ingredients: purple cabbage, red onion, green apple, pecans, feta cheese (optional), prosciutto, watercress, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, grainy mustard, salt and pepper.
Avocado and tuna is my favorite easy lunch option! This can also be served in a bowl and despite the short ingredient list, can be added to with whatever fresh veggies you like, such as tomato or grated carrots. (Photo credit: Lisa of Cook Eat Paleo.)
Ingredients: avocado, lemon, onion, canned wild tuna, sea salt and pepper.
This is a nice vegetarian side salad for a meaty main dish. Josh chops the pecans in a processor to make the perfect texture for sprinkling into this salad. (Photo credit: Josh from Slim Palate.)
Ingredients: brocolli, garlic, avocado oil, pecans, ghee, salt and pepper.
This post from Eat Drink Paleo actually contains several great recipes that can be made in a jar and stored for an easy to-go lunch or weekend meal-planning. Ingredients listed here are for the grilled Morrocan chicken & avocado salad.
Ingredients: brown onion, coconut oil or ghee, sea salt, mild paprika, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lime juice and zest, honey or maple syrup, extra-virgin olive oil, red chilis.
Ancestral Chef’s Best Paleo Salad Recipes
Here are some great Paleo salad recipes from our site.
Ingredients: baby kale, ataulfo mango, salmon sashimi, raw honey, tamari sauce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.
Ingredients: romaine lettuce, chicken breast, coconut oil, mango, coconut cream, coconut oil, garlic (or garlic powder), salt.
Ingredients: baby kale, peaches (white or yellow), filet mignon beef steaks, ghee or coconut oil, salt and pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Ingredients: eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, romaine lettuce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Ingredients: baby spinach, strawberries, olive oil, white wine vinegar, paprika, sesame seeds.
More Scrumptious Paleo Salad Recipes
3. Russian Beet Salad (Primal)