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Paleo Greek Salad

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

Makes ~5 servings


Paleo Greek Dressing

1 cup White Wine Vinegar

1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

2 Tbl Crushed Capers (optional)

Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon

1 Tbl Greek Seasoning (McCormick’s is dependable & sugar-free)

1 tsp Kosher Salt

1 tsp Black Pepper

Greek Marinated Chicken Skewers

2 lbs 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.


Time: 30 minutes


19 Comments Post a comment
  1. So colourful! The chicken looks great

    February 21, 2013
  2. This looks delicious.

    February 21, 2013
  3. This is seriously my favorite combination! Looks phenomenal! 🙂

    February 21, 2013
  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook #

    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!

    February 27, 2013
    • 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 🙂

      February 28, 2013
  5. Making this for dinner tonight, Cass!! Pretty excited! Hugs, Amiga!

    March 3, 2013
    • Awesome, JB!! I hope y’all like it 🙂

      March 3, 2013
  6. Amy #

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

    August 2, 2013
  7. 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!

    September 7, 2013
  8. Richard #

    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?

    December 10, 2013
    • Absolutely! The dressing will keep well for about a week.

      December 11, 2013

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