No matter the weather, nothing tastes better than a refreshing salad. This all-encompassing list of Paleo salad recipes proves it!
Salad doesn’t have to be boring. It could include veggies as colorful as Rainbow Turkey Salad or as fun as spiraling zucchini into Greek Pasta Salad. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve thought of every palate we could think of. From savory to sweet and everything in between, salad just got a whole lot better.
If you’re in the mood for sweets, definitely check out decadent dishes like Strawberry Avocado Salad or Hearty Cranberry Honey Broccoli Salad. These blends of crunchy veggies and fresh fruit contain plenty of cancer-fighting nutrition along with added vitamins to help boost your immune system.
And let’s not forget about protein. Whether you’re in the mood for chicken, beef, seafood, or eggs, you’re sure to find recipes that’ll keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day. Recipes like Balsamic Ginger Steak Salad or Shrimp and Avocado Salad will keep you feeling full longer, making you less inclined to binge on unhealthy snacks later.
So without further ado, here’s a round up of 24 Paleo-friendly salads that’ll keep you satisfied with fresh and light ingredients.
Greek Pasta Salad with Light Zucchini Noodles
Who says salad and pasta can’t be united? This Greek pasta salad is bursting with flavor and completely primal! The recipe is simple to make and a great meal to prep ahead of time.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Greek Pasta Salad with Light Zucchini Noodles
Balsamic Ginger Steak Salad
For the particularly carnivorous, this meaty salad uses juicy, marinated beef for a rich and zesty salad. Plaid & Paleo notes that the marinade breaks down the meat, resulting in tender bites — a good tip to apply to any protein!
Recipe: Plaid and Paleo | Balsamic Ginger Steak Salad
Rainbow Turkey Salad
Enjoy all the colors of the rainbow with this dish. Combining zesty turkey with ingredients like green avocado, plum tomatoes, and purple cabbage, you’re sure to have just as much fun chowing down on unique blends of veggies and spices for different flavors and textures.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Rainbow Turkey Salad
Crunchy Mandarin Detox Kale Salad with Lemmon Poppy Seed Dressing
Just look at all the flavor bursting from this recipe. Using fresh mandarins, chopped mangoes, ripe veggies, and crunchy almonds, this dish is a true winner in taste and presentation.
Recipe: The Roasted Root | Crunchy Mandarin Detox Kale Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
“I’ll Have What She’s Having” Bacon Salad
Trust us when we say you’ll be the envy of all your friends with this salad. With chucks of crispy bacon sprinkled on top of crisp romaine, juicy chicken breast, and an assortment of colorful veggies, this recipe is a hand’s down show stopper.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | “I’ll Have What She’s Having” Bacon Salad
Mayonnaise-Free Crab Salad In Lettuce Cups
Tasting Page’s Paleo crab salad fits perfectly in lettuce cups and creates a satisfying meal on a warm summer night.
Recipe: Tasting Page | Mayonnaise-Free Crab Salad in Lettuce Cups
Kale and Carrot Salad with Lime Tahini Dressing
This nutrient rich salad packs a crunch thanks to the kale and carrot slivers. The veggies pair well with lime tahini, giving it a mighty mix of flavor.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Kale & Carrot Salad with Lime Tahini Dressing
Tropical Shrimp Salad
Nothing says summer like exotic fruit and a seafood combination from The Live Fit Girls. This Tropical Shrimp Salad will have you daydreaming of tropical beaches far, far away.
Recipe: The Live Fit Girls | Tropical Shrimp Salad
Easy Creamy Chicken Salad Recipe
Here’s a simple and tasty salad that can be thrown together in minutes using some leftover chicken and is perfectly Paleo! Try it as a sandwich using this almond flour bread recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Creamy Chicken Salad Recipe
Tuna Tahini Apple Salad
Simple and clean, this recipes combines juicy tart apples with fresh wild-caught tuna. Make it into a seafood tacos by scooping some into a lettuce leaf shell.
Recipe: Eating the Gains | Tuna Tahini Apple Salad
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, Kale, and Carrot Salad
Add a little spice to your salad with this flavorful recipe. You’ll enjoy all the fiber-rich nutrients found in Kale and Cauliflower with the added bonus of pumpkin seeds and dijon mustard for taste.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, Kale, and Carrot Salad
Madras Chicken Salad
Be warned, this isn’t your average chicken salad. With organic flavors from apples, cumin, fresh herbs, and almonds, this easy to make dish packs a mighty punch.
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Madras Chicken Salad
Anti-Inflammatory Healing Bowl with Sweet Potatoes, Turmeric, and Kale
This “Power Bowl” makes for a healthy, no-fuss dinner. The ingredients are hearty, energizing and beautiful when plated together.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Anti-Inflammatory Healing Bowl with Sweet Potatoes, Turmeric, and Kale
Smokey and Sweet Broccoli Chicken Salad
Here’s another salad that’s easy to make but doesn’t skimp on flavor. It’s great for when you want to grab a quick, healthy lunch or dinner.
Recipe: Real Simple Good | Smokey and Sweet Broccoli Chicken Salad
Protein-Packed Turkey Cobb Salad
This Paleo take on an all-time favorite, traditional Cobb, is hearty enough to keep you full until dinner time. The fresh veggies, warm turkey, and hard boiled eggs make this eclectic mix feel like comfort food!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Protein-Packed Turkey Cobb Salad
Radish, Cucumber, and Apple Salad
Juicy, crisp, and tart — this recipe is simple to make and a great afternoon snack for warm days.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Radish, Cucumber, and Apple Salad
Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Light Cilantro Dressing
Check out this seafood-inspired dish. With so many zesty flavors, you’ll love how the avocado, shrimp, and cucumbers pair perfectly with flavors like lime, cilantro, and crushed red peppers.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Light Cilantro Dressing
Hearty Paleo Steak and Potatoes Salad
Say hello to this epic Paleo salad. It’s a lunch that will hold you over until dinner, and then some. Packed with a gorgeous array of fresh vegetables, hefty steak meat, and sweet potatoes, this meal is sure to calm the hungriest of appetites.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Hearty Paleo Steak and Potatoes Salad
Hearty Cranberry Honey Broccoli Salad
Looking for something to satisfy both sweet and savory cravings? Check out this cranberry broccoli salad! It’s loaded with fiber-rich veggies and has the added bonus of almonds, cranberries, honey, and lemon for a unique taste you can’t resist.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hearty Cranberry Honey Broccoli Salad
Deviled Avocado Egg Salad
This ensemble combines everything you love about deviled eggs along with crumbled bacon, fresh lime juice, and assorted veggies.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Deviled Avocado Egg Salad
Beet Noodle Arugula Salad
If you’re trying to add more beets into your diet, this recipe is a great way to start. Beets help promote healthy kidneys and muscles while the arugula, peas, and tomatoes help bring out a juicy crisp flavor.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Beet Noodle Arugula Salad
Paleo Strawberry Avocado Salad
Get ready to have your mind blown! This salad recipe has a sweet strawberry dressing that sits on top of bacon chopped salad, pineapples, and avocado. Need we say more?
Recipe: The Movement Menu | Paleo Strawberry Avocado Salad
Asian Chicken Chopped Salad
In the mood for takeout? Settle your lunch-time cravings with this yummy Asian-inspired chicken chopped salad recipe. It combines coleslaw mix with shredded chicken, almonds for crunch, and a hint of fresh ginger.
Recipe: Tasty Thin | Asian Chicken Chopped Salad
Paleo Strawberry Mango Salad with Chicken
Yum! This salad has everything you need to give you a mid-day boost. Using strawberries and mangoes as the two main ingredients, you’re sure to get your fill of daily vitamins and nutrients without sacrificing taste.
Recipe: Tastes Lovely | Paleo Strawberry Mango Salad with Chicken
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