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.


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.










Paleo Greek Salad

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
I love a salad that is filling and huge - and this one fits the bill.


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


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!


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 1055mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3930IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 410
Keyword: Greek salad, paleo salad, paleo salad dressing

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. 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!

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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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?

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

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  9. This is seriously my favorite combination! Looks phenomenal! 🙂