Tabouli (also called tabbouleh) is a light side dish (mezze) popular in Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s traditionally made using bulgur (a type of whole grain) or couscous along with tomatoes, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, and onion.
In this dish, I’ve replaced the grains (bulgur or couscous) with raw cauliflower florets that have been food processed into small pieces. This produces a texture that’s similar to couscous in texture and look. But I’ve kept most of the other traditional ingredients to produce a similar flavor.
This dish is Paleo as well as low carb (ketogenic). It’s a great side dish to serve to help you eat more raw vegetables.
To make an AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) version of this cauliflower tabouli salad that’s nightshade-free, just switch the diced tomatoes for diced beets. If you have trouble find beets, then radishes can be used instead.
If you’re looking for a fast and nutritious dinner, then this is a great recipe for you! It’s super fast because the beef and the zucchini are chopped into thin strips so that they cook quickly, and it’s delicious because the garlic, cilantro, and gluten-free tamari soy sauce (use coconut aminos instead of tamari sauce if you’re on AIP) add tons of flavor to this dish .
It’s so easy to make mini burgers loaded with nutrition without the grains. These mini zucchini avocado burgers are quick to make and are Paleo, low carb (Ketogenic), plus AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol). So you can satisfy all the diets with this simple recipe.
You can make these as dinner, as a snack, or you can impress your guests by serving these mini burgers as hor d’oeuvres at your next gathering!
I love the colors in this salad – in fact, that’s what I was thinking about when I was creating this salad. I wanted all the ingredients to be green except for the raspberries – so I added in green olives, cucumbers, as well as salad greens like arugula and spinach leaves. Then I topped it with whole raspberries so that their color would pop out of the salad.
This simple salad makes for a great side salad to your meal and it’s perfect for so many diets – it’s low in carbs (ketogenic) and doesn’t contain any dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades, so it’s Paleo and AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol).
If you can’t find raspberries, you can use any other berry instead (e.g., sliced strawberries or blueberries). Also, if you can’t find arugula, you can use any type of salad greens you can find. Hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe!
I love super easy recipes that are also delicious and nutritious of course! And this simple fish and leek saute meets all those criteria. If you’re not currently eating much fish, then give this recipe a try. If you’re scared of cooking fish because you haven’t done it much, then don’t worry, it’s hard to mess up this dish!
For more fish recipes, check out this page on our website.
I was looking for an easy sauce to mix with my paleo pasta (I used shredded zucchini), and this easy but flavorful olive tapenade recipe came to mind.
It’s super quick to make and involves no-cooking from start to finish. And for the protein, I used some nutritious canned sardines packed in olive oil, but you can also top your pasta with some pan-fried chicken or pan-fried fish.
I’ve always loved curried chicken salads. There’s something about the flavor of curry powder that just goes so well with chicken. But it also needs a touch of sweetness, which the mangoes and blueberries in this recipe provides.
And for the crunch, I added in some pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. The slight crunch that the pumpkin seeds add is really necessary!
The creaminess to this chicken salad recipe is simply from coconut cream. It goes so well with the curry flavor!
How do you eat this curried chicken salad? Personally, I found it went really well with some butternut squash that I roasted in the oven (butternut squash and curry powder go well together!). But you can also just eat this with a green salad or by itself.
A good steak salad can be delicious! This super quick and easy steak salad recipe was inspired by a dish I found at a local cafe. I loved the crunchy vegetables in the salad as well as the flavorful steak meat that had been marinated in soy sauce.
As many of you know, I love fast and easy recipes, and grilling or pan-frying steak is super fast so this steak salad recipe takes hardly any time to put together. I went for some nice and crunchy vegetables like peppers and radishes, but you can use whatever veggies you have at home.
We love getting more seafood into our diet, and adding in tuna is a super easy way since it’s so readily available in cans. This tuna salad recipe is Paleo and Ketogenic (as well as low carb). It’s also AIP-friendly (follow the instructions in the recipe for AIP substitutions). (AIP stands for Paleo autoimmune protocol.)
This recipe is super easy to make – it takes under 10 minutes from start to eat. So, it’s great for lunch or dinner or as a quick snack.
We’ve been going a bit crazy for canned sardines lately. We’re in Lisbon, a city that has been called “city of sardines”, and there are tons of amazing sardines.
Our favorite is this brand called Pinhais – in fact you can see several cans of them on our table there! They’re the most expensive sardines I’ve seen here (over $5 per can for their special limited edition one), but they are definitely worth it! Their sardines are more tender than the others I’ve tried here (and I’ve tried quite a few already). Unfortunately, it’s tough to get any of these brands in the US, so I guess it’s a good reason to visit Portugal. However, in the US, you can get quite a few good ones on Amazon – like this Wild Planet Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
And if you’re worried about mercury levels in fish (then rest assured that sardines are low in mercury and high in omega-3s).
During the hot summer months, it can be a hassle to have to do any cooking. So here are some super easy Paleo no-cook dinner recipes for you to enjoy without heating up the house.
We’ve split up this giant list of Paleo recipes into 8 different categories to make it easier for you to navigate through them and pick the best recipe for your evening. Take a look at the categories below to see what suits your fancy.
You may want to pair some of them together for a whole dinner – like a salad with a cold soup to start. Or a guacamole and salsa topped on some zucchini noodles. A few of the recipes ask for blanching or using leftover meats, and we’ve noted those requirements in the descriptions.
And if you’d like this list of Paleo no-cook dinner recipes emailed to you as a PDF to keep handy, then just click the green button below and we’ll email the whole list to you.
Continuing with our obsession with canned sardines, this recipe is another super easy and quick way to eat sardines! Treat it as an alternative to a tuna salad – you can pack these for lunch or spread them on top of some 5-minute Paleo bread for a quick sandwich or on top of some cucumber slices for a party snack.
If you’re unfamiliar with canned sardines, they’re cheap, easy to eat, and highly nutritious. Just remember to use sardines that are packed in olive oil (and not vegetable or seed oils), like these Wild Planet sardines.
We all know that seafood is super healthy for us, but it’s often hard to get more of it into our diets.
Unless you’re used to cooking and eating fish and shellfish, they can seem very foreign and weird. Their texture is odd and their taste is even odder.
But, please give seafood a chance. Try making them once than just once and try different Paleo seafood recipes. It’s crazy just how nutritious and delicious they are!
And if you’re on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), then it’s even more important for you to get more nutrient-dense foods like seafood into your diet.
So, this recipe is both Paleo and AIP, and it’s full of great seafood. If you have trouble finding mussels (look for them canned or frozen as well as fresh), then use shrimp, cockles, or crab meat instead. Then, to make this dish even more nutritious without any effort, we recommend adding some canned sardines on top.
We’ve been scouring the internet for the best ketogenic crockpot recipes, and this giant list is the culmination of our hard work. All the recipes are Paleo, low-carb, keto, and can be made in your favorite crockpot or slow cooker.
One of the toughest things about any diet is sticking to it, and the easier your meal prep is, the more likely you won’t fall off the wagon. That’s why meals cooked in the crockpot (AKA slow cooker) is one of our favorite recommendations for those starting a ketogenic diet. Prep time is usually super fast (many recipes require you just to dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker), and then you can leave the slow cooker to do its thing while you go to work, go to sleep, or go play with your kids. Your house will be filled with delicious aromas when you return. And your plate will be filled with nutritious tender meats and/or vegetables.
We know it’s tough browsing through a giant list of recipes, so we’ve tried to group all of these ketogenic crockpot recipes by meat type – use our handy table of contents below to jump straight to a specific category. Or click on the green button below and we’ll email you this entire list of ketogenic crockpot recipes as an interactive PDFa.
Just one word of caution before you get started. The amount of carbohydrates each person can eat on a ketogenic diet and still stay in nutritional ketosis will vary. So, while some people may be able to eat an apple and still stay in ketosis, other people won’t. So, please experiment and see what your tolerance levels are. Many of the recipes contain ingredients like onions, tomatoes, carrots that are fairly low in carbs, but if you eat too much of them, they could still kick some people out of ketosis. If you need to stay lower in carbs, then pick recipes that don’t include those ingredients or else decease the amount you add into the recipe.
Who says you can make pasta on a Paleo diet! There are tons of different ways to cook pasta on Paleo, and I’ve tried this recipe with both shirataki noodles and with cucumber noodles. You can also use spaghetti squash, kelp noodles, or shredded zucchinis.
So, if you don’t have much time for dinner, then give this easy Paleo spaghetti recipe a try – it’s also low carb and keto-friendly!