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I love eating salads for lunch! It helps me get in tons of fresh, raw fruits and veggies packed with micronutrients. But I’ve learned something the hard way- if I just buy the lettuce, knowing I’ll throw things on top later, I won’t. The lettuce will go bad and I’ll feel guilty. That’s why I’ve started making my own delicious salad dressings to ensure a yummy salad dressing. I have also started to buy ALL of the ingredients I want for said salad so I’ll actually make the salad. This Whole30 + Paleo Greek Salad Dressing Recipe was part of this new-found resolution to eat delicious salads.

There’s just something about a GOOD Greek salad. The combination of flavors is just perfect. I mean, they have had a while to get this right!

You may remember this Whole30 + Paleo Greek Salad Dressing Recipe from the bottom of my Potato Salad Recipe! But that’s not a great place for it to live permanently, is it? 🙂

Do I have to use fresh herbs?

For this recipe, you can use fresh or dried spices, but I can’t even communicate how much of a difference fresh spices makes! I know it’s annoying to buy spices just to use a tablespoon at a time! What I do is buy the little herb packages at the grocery store, then store them in little silicone Stasher bags (snack size is perfect!) in the freezer! Herbs surprisingly freeze really well! I just take out the little bag right when I’m starting to cook, and they’re thawed by the time I’m ready to use them! No food waste here!

You can use this Whole30 + Paleo Greek Salad Dressing Recipe as a marinade too! I typically make this batch below, then use half of the dressing to marinade chicken in a Stasher bag (storage size), then use the other half as our salad dressing!

What should you have in your greek salad? You can use this image as inspiration! I typically use Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes cut in half, sliced cucumbers, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta! If you’re doing a Whole30, leave the feta out. Top with your delicious Greek Salad Dressing! I hope you enjoy!

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Greek Salad Dressing Recipe (Whole30 + Paleo)
  • Author: Caroline Fausel
Ingredients
  • 1.5 c olive oil
  • 3/4 c red wine vinegar
  • 1 c lemon juice
  • 1 T fresh parsley (or 1 t dried parsley)
  • 1 T fresh oregano (or 1 t dried oregano)
  • 1 T minced garlic- about 4 cloves
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 t black pepper
Instructions

Combine all ingredients and store in a glass container in the fridge. Pour over salads, use to marinate chicken, or in my potato salad recipe

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We LOVE Chicken Salad SO much!! When we are doing a Whole30, I personally think Whole30 Chicken Salad Recipes are such a tasty way to mix things up!

I wanted to make it easy for you to spice up your kitchen with these 42 Chicken Salad recipes that are all Whole30 and Paleo friendly. You’ll be sure to find recipes in this list that has the family coming back asking for more over and over again. Enjoy!

Here’s my List of Whole30 Chicken Salad Recipes! Honey Pecan Chicken Salad – Olive You Whole
Olive You Whole
Asian Chicken Salad – Olive You Whole
Olive You Whole
Date Pecan Chicken Salad – Olive You Whole
Olive You Whole
Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins – Olive You Whole Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad – Whole Kitchen Sink Blackened Chicken, Cucumber and Avocado Chopped Salad – Whole Kitchen Sink
Whole Kitchen Sink
Taco Chicken Salad – Whole Kitchen Sink
Whole Kitchen Sink
Cucumber Dill Chicken Salad – Whole Kitchen Sink
Whole Kitchen Sink
Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad – Wonky Wonderful
Wonky Wonderful
Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad – Wonky Wonderful
Wonky Wonderful
Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad – Wonky Wonderful
Wonky Wonderful
Easy Keto Low Carb Chicken Salad – Wholesome Yum
Wholesome Yum
Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad – The Real Food Dieticians
Real Food Dieticians
Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary – The Real Food Dieticians Curry Chicken Salad – Jessi’s Kitchen
Jessi’s Kitchen
Paleo Chicken Salad with Strawberry Dressing – Paleo Flourish
Paleo Flourish
Rosemary Chicken Salad – Tasty Thin
Tasty Thin
Chicken Shawarma Salad with Tahini Dressing – Our Salty Kitchen
Our Salty Kitchen
Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon – Wholesomelicious
Wholesomelicious
Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad – My Heart Beets
My Heart Beets
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad – Real Balanced
Real Balanced
Strawberry Chicken Salad – Real Simple Good
Real Simple Good
Roasted Garlic Chicken Salad – Little Bits Of
Little Bits Of
Tropical Chicken Salad – Cave Girl Cuisine
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I am completely obsessed with all things chicken salad! This curry chicken salad with raisins recipe is NEXT LEVEL. I make my Honey Pecan Chicken Salad weekly in the summer! This delicious Curry Chicken Salad recipe packs in SO many delicious flavors all in one recipe- you’re going to LOVE it!

I seriously make this Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins recipe in bulk, because it FLIES out of the bowl! I feel like I can’t make enough!

It’s the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and flavorful! It really is the best combination of flavors- I love the curry and cilantro together. The dates and mayo make it just the perfect amount of sweet and so creamy! The scallions and sliced almonds give it a nice crunch- NOM I want to make it again right now just thinking about it!

The kiddos LOVE it and specifically ask for it! Finding healthy, kid-friendly recipes can be so tough! That’s why I always try my recipes on my own kiddos to make sure they will eat it well! This is definitely one of their very favorites. They also like that when I get the golden raisins for this recipe, there are always some leftover 🙂

Since nearly all mayonnaises are made with soybean oil (and usually sugar, too!), you want to be sure you’re using a Paleo mayonnaise. Paleo mayonnaise is usually pretty costly, so to save a bit you can make it at home using this Paleo Olive Oil Mayonnaise Recipe.

I love this recipe either on top of a TON of salad if I’m doing Whole30, in avocado halves, or on a sandwich! It’s so good no matter how you eat it 😉

For an entire roundup of Chicken Salad Recipes, click here!

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Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins Recipe (Paleo + Whole30)
  • Author: Caroline Fausel
Ingredients

4 chicken breasts, cooked and either shredded or cut into 1/2 in cubes

1 c Paleo mayonnaise (or make your own!)

1 T lime juice

2 T curry powder

10 dates, pitted

1/2 c cilantro, finely chopped

1/2 c sliced almonds

1/2 c golden raisins

1/2 c celery, chopped

1/2 c scallions, chopped

Instructions
  1. Blend mayonnaise, lime juice, curry powder, and dates in a food processor or blender until smooth. (I use my Vitamix!)
  2. Add the mayonnaise mixture to a mixing bowl along with all other ingredients, and stir to combine. I personally love this served on a bed of lettuce or even in an avocado half. Enjoy!
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WATERMELON, right? It’s just such a great fruit. I think because it’s such a seasonal fruit and you can’t ALWAYS get it, it makes me love it EVEN MORE! If you’re as much of a watermelon fan as I am, you’re going to LOVE This Mint Lime Watermelon Salad Recipe! It’s Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, #allthethings and it’s SO delicious!

I absolutely love learning about the history of food! Some facts from the Watermelon Board: Watermelons are thought to be at least 5,000 years old! There are records of watermelon hieroglyphics (don’t you want to see that?!) AND watermelons were put in kings’ tombs as food for the afterlife!

As most foods do, watermelons’ expansion corresponded with travel on merchant ships on the Mediterranean. They went to Europe and China. In John Egerton’s book “Southern Food,” he states he believes watermelon made its way to the United States via the slave trade.

I find it super fascinating (and smart!) that early explorers used watermelons as canteens! They won’t get exposed to harmful bacteria while still in its rind, and watermelons are 92% water!

Tell me- do you like salted watermelon?

Do you like salt on your watermelon? I first heard about this because my mother in law loves it! Now that I’ve tried it, I just can’t get enough!

This Mint Lime Watermelon Salad Recipe calls for salt! I’ve found that people who love salt on their margarita glass will also like salted watermelon If you’re a sugar-on-the-glass kind of person, I would leave it off.

Regardless of how you have it, you will LOVE this Mint Lime Watermelon Salad Recipe! It’s the perfect Whole30 “dessert” (obviously not actually a dessert) to bring to a BBQ!

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Mint Lime Watermelon Salad Recipe (Whole30 + Paleo)
  • Author: Caroline Fausel
Ingredients

1 whole watermelon, cut into chunks (about 8 c)

1/4 c lime juice

1 bunch mint leaves, chopped (about 1/4 c)

Salt, optional

Instructions

Mix everything together and enjoy!

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We LOVE Indian food SO much!! When we are doing a Whole30, I personally think Whole30 Indian Recipes are such a tasty way to mix things up!

I wanted to make it easy for you to spice up your kitchen with these 21 Indian recipes that are all Whole30 and Paleo friendly. You’ll be sure to find recipes in this list that has the family coming back asking for more over and over again. Enjoy!

Here’s my List of Whole30 Indian Recipes! Chicken Tikka Masala – Olive You Whole
Olive You Whole
Indian Spice Burger – Olive You Whole
Olive You Whole
Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi – Whole Kitchen Sink Deconstructed Samosa Spiced Keema – Nom Nom Paleo
Nom Nom Paleo
Pressure Cooker Indian Curry Lamb Spareribs – Nom Nom Paleo
Nom Nom Paleo
Eggplant Curry – My Darling Lemon Thyme
My Darling Lemon Thyme
Paleo Cumin Cauliflower Rice – Primal Desire Curried Eggplant and Spinach – Primal Desire
Primal Desire
Indian Sauerkraut – My Heart Beets
My Heart Beets
Paleo Butter Chicken – My Heart Beets
My Heart Beets
Kerala Fish Curry – My Heart Beets
My Heart Beets
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala – The Kitchn
The Kitchn
Indian Butter Chicken – 40 Aprons
Indian Saag Chicken – 40 Aprons
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani – Wholesomelicious
Wholesomelicious
Sweet Potato Salad – Our Four Forks
Our Four Forks
Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken – iheartumami Whole30 Butter Chicken – Reclaiming Yesterday
Reclaiming Yesterday
10 Minute Whole30 Curry – The Movement Menu
The Movement Menu
Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken – The Better Blondie
The Better Blondie
Whole30 Chicken Tikka Masala – The Saucy Sitch
The Saucy Sitch

That’s it! 21 Whole30 Indian Recipes that you can throw together quick and easy to spice up dinner time. You won’t have to look any further than this list to find the best Indian recipes that will spice up your dinner table!

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So many of us LOVE our Starbucks drinks, but we want healthier options! I’m a huge fan of the Refreshers, so I’m going to try to make them as clean as possible for you! You’ll LOVE Healthy Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe to Make at Home!

It uses my very favorite tea company- Pique Tea Crystals! They make tea crystals that are packed with antioxidants! One of my favorite teas they offer works perfectly with this recipe: their Hibiscus Beauty Elixir! You can get this Hibiscus Beauty Elixir here or in this fun Herbal Elixirs bundle!

Did you know hibiscus contains 10x more vitamin-c than oranges?! That’s pretty amazing! Read even more about the health benefits of Hibiscus Tea here.

Let’s compare the original Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers ingredients to my healthy version! Ingredients:

Ice, Berry Refresher Base [Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Green Coffee Extract, Citric Acid, Erythritol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Rebaudiside A], Lemonade [Water, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Lemon Oil], Freeze-dried Blackberries.

Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Nutrition:

For a grande Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers®, there are 120 calories, 30g carbohydrates, and 1g dietary fiber, and 27g of sugar. It also has 45-55mg of caffeine.

What makes my Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe Healthy:
  • There’s no refined or artificial sugar! (The Starbucks drink uses sugar and erythritol, a sugar alcohol food additive, and Rebaudiside A]. My recipe is only sweetened with white grape juice concentrate!)
  • It’s naturally caffeine free! (The Starbucks drink using green coffee bean extract to give it caffeine. If you want caffeine, check out the notes on the recipe to see what I do!)
My Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe Nutrition:

For a grande-size (16 oz) of My Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Recipe, there are 135 calories, 32g carbs, 28.8g sugars, 1.9g dietary fiber, 0.5g protein, 0.2g fat, and no caffeine.

But what about the caffeine?

I’m sure some of you are thinking, but wait! I DO want the caffeine in my Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers! What can I do?

I totally get it! I have two recommendations:

• If you want it to be as authentic to the Starbucks recipe as possible, you can use this Green Coffee Bean Extract. Each capsule contains 20mg of caffeine. A cup of coffee has roughly 95g of caffeine, so you can add as many capsules as you deem necessary. [The bottle says not to exceed 2 capsules per day].

• The other option that I typically go with is adding Pique Tea Crystals’ Mint Green Tea– I LOVE the addition of mint, and it adds 28-34mg of caffeine per packet!

Let’s get onto my Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe! Print
Healthy Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe
  • Author: Caroline Fausel
Ingredients

3 T white grape juice concentrate
3 T lemon juice
1/4 c fresh or frozen blackberries
2 Pique Tea Crystals packets- Hibiscus Beauty Elixir
1/2 c ice

Instructions

This recipe is SO easy! I add the white grape juice concentrate, lemon juice, fresh blackberries, and the Pique Tea Crystals packets- Hibiscus Beauty Elixir to my Vitamix blender. I pulse a few times until everything is combined (there will still be some whole or blackberry bits!). 

Pour over 1/2 cup ice. Enjoy! 

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