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Paleo Greek Salad

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F&F Greek Week continues with a knock-your-socks-off salad recipe.

I’m not one for foofy (word?) salads. I like hardy, filling, satisfying salads that don’t leave me scanning the fridge or break room for more food.

I do realize that traditional Greek Salads start off pretty healthy. My paleo version opts out of the usual feta cheese crumbles and sneaky non-paleo dressings.

(Be weary of salad dressings and remember to read labels. LOADS of them have hidden sugar and other strange ingredients.)

I made my dressing from scratch to ensure optimal flavor and nutrition. It’s tasty. You’ll like it.

I purchased organic chicken tenders and doubled the salad dressing so I could use half for a marinade.

Those little marinated, skewered, and grilled chickies were DEElicious; completely worth the minor extra effort.

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The salad is a hardy mixture of chopped romaine lettuce, fresh bright San Marzano tomatoes (use whatever tomatoes you prefer), purple onion, cucumber, kalamata olives, and pepperoncini peppers.

Put it all together for a robust … (dare I say, manly?) … salad.

Enjoy!

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Paleo Greek Salad

By: Cassy
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients  

Paleo Greek Dressing

  • 1 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons Crushed Capers optional
  • Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Seasoning McCormick’s is dependable & sugar-free
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Greek Marinated Chicken Skewers

  • 2 pounds Chicken Tenders
  • Long Skewers
  • 1 cup Paleo Greek Dressing

Paleo Greek Salad

  • 4 cups Chopped Romaine
  • 1 ½ cups Tomato Chunks half or quartered tomatoes depending on how large they start off
  • 1 ½ cups Cucumber Chunks
  • ¼ cup Chopped Purple Onion
  • ¾ cup Kalamata Olives deseeded, if you can find ‘em
  • ¾ cup Pepperoncini Peppers optional
  • 1 cup Paleo Greek Dressing

Instructions

Paleo Greek Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients together in a large measuring cup and stir well.

Greek Marinated Chicken Skewers

  • Put all chicken tenders in a large Ziploc bag.
  • Pour half the dressing over the chicken and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Put 1 – 2 chicken tenders on long skewers. {Metal skewers work well if you’re afraid of burning the wood ones …like I did.}
  • Using either an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan, grill the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side. The cook time will vary depending on the heat of your grill. Cook until they’re finished but avoid too much char.
  • Set aside.

Paleo Greek Salad

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the salad dressing.
  • Plate with the Greek Marinated Chicken Skewers.
  • Enjoy!
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Cassy Joy Garcia

HOWDY! I’m Cassy Joy and I am just so happy you’re here. I’m the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Nutrition Consultant here at Fed and Fit. What started as a food blog back in 2011 has evolved now into so much more.
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  1. thehungrylinguists says

    thehungrylinguists —  02/21/2013 At 12:10

    So colourful! The chicken looks great

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  02/25/2013 At 13:58

      Thank you!

  2. Nicky says

    Nicky —  02/21/2013 At 20:07

    This looks delicious.

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  02/21/2013 At 20:20

      Thank you!

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities says

    GiGi Eats Celebrities —  02/21/2013 At 22:55

    This is seriously my favorite combination! Looks phenomenal! 🙂

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  02/28/2013 At 17:41

      Thanks, GiGi!

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Nami | Just One Cookbook —  02/27/2013 At 13:27

    Hi Cassandra! Beautiful salad. One of my friends lost 10 lb being on Paleo diet and I’ve been very curious to give myself a try. Looking at your amazing Greek salad, it looks so fulfilling and delicious that I feel I won’t need any carb to make me happier. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you!

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  02/28/2013 At 17:44

      Hi Nami! Thanks so much for coming by. I’m honored! If you decide to venture into a Paleo lifestyle, feel free to ask questions. It can be a little confusing at first. I’m always happy to help and share any information/resources I’ve accumulated. Nice to meet you as well 🙂

  5. Jennifer Barron Liebelt says

    Jennifer Barron Liebelt —  03/03/2013 At 15:15

    Making this for dinner tonight, Cass!! Pretty excited! Hugs, Amiga!

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  03/03/2013 At 16:01

      Awesome, JB!! I hope y’all like it 🙂

  6. Amy says

    Amy —  08/02/2013 At 22:17

    Soak your bamboo skewers in water for at least 1 hour before adding meat and grilling. This will prevent burning of the skewers.

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  08/14/2013 At 17:33

      Great tip! Thanks, Amy!

  7. Monica says

    Monica —  09/07/2013 At 12:17

    The Greek Salad alone without the Marinated Chicken Skewers looks colorful, delicious, and tastes great! Personally, I believe the Marinated Chicken takes the colorful display away from the salad. Otherwise, totally awesome!

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  09/09/2013 At 11:34

      Thanks! Glad you liked it!

  8. Richard says

    Richard —  12/10/2013 At 22:56

    I made this salad the other night and let me say… THIS IS THE BEST SALAD I’VE EVER EATEN!!!!! I made it without the chicken and olives. My question for you is this: if I made a large batch of this dressing would it keep in the fridge?

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  12/11/2013 At 08:37

      Absolutely! The dressing will keep well for about a week.

  9. Susan says

    Susan —  08/20/2014 At 02:24

    Delicious & healthy way to use some of the garden’s bounty. Mostly Paleo but I did add Feta cheese.

    • Cassy says

      Cassy —  08/20/2014 At 16:17

      Awesome!

  10. Taissa T Livingston says

    Taissa T Livingston —  04/09/2015 At 17:12

    Thank you so much, Fed & Fit for sharing this beautiful & delicious salad. I made it this past Tuesday and all I can say is that my taste buds are ecstatic!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  05/23/2015 At 02:57

      So glad you enjoyed it Taissa!!

  11. Sarah says

    Sarah —  08/13/2016 At 22:07

    This looks so yummy, I’m heading to the store now for ingredients!

  12. Kerry Schleappe says

    Kerry Schleappe —  07/19/2021 At 10:31

    5 stars
    This recipe was AMAZING! I ended up marinating the chicken for about 24 hours and honestly, it was some of the BEST grilled chicken I’ve ever had. The dressing with the smashed capers was divine as well. (I actually made another greek dressing recipe from your website and had my son taste test both – he liked the one with the capers better!) Super yummy HIT with my family. I paired it with grilled egg plant for my vegetarian friend, and grilled corn on the cob we had left over from another meal for my family, and just the salad for me as I eat a Keto diet. So happy when I feed my body good food!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  07/19/2021 At 12:06

      So glad you loved it, Kerry! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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