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    Alright my wife and I are going primal and are excited to take the plunge. We enjoy having people over for cookouts during the summer(almost once a week) and we need some help figuring out primal side dishes.

    The meat is easy -burgers(without bun of course) ,steak, chicken, etc

    What about those side dishes though. How do we replace Macaroni Salad, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad with dishes that our guests will like and are primal

  • #2
    potato salad is still a good option, but you will want to use primal ingredients. instead of pasta salad, you could make coleslaw, or actual salad. even before going primal, if i saw a big bowl filled with all kinds of colors and fresh veggies sprinkled with a little olive and vinegar or lemony dressing, i would have gone after the veggies.
    plus, cucumber salad is a great option, and a beet and carrot salad. and, or course, more meat.
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    • #3
      I thought potatos were a no-no

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      • #4
        lots of us here eat potatoes. they're not ideal for low carb eaters, but other than that there really isn't anything bad in them (well, the skins aren't great).
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        • #5
          Grilled vegetable platter; assorted squash, colorful peppers, eggplant, mushrooms. I also like to steam or boil whole sweet potatoes so they are just starting to get tender, let them cool then cut thick slices, put a little oil on them and grill them. When they are done you can put a little chipotle butter on them. Summer is great time to start eating primal, there are so many delicious fruits and veggies and who doesn't like grilled meat?
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • #6
            sweet potato fries

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            • #7
              I would for sure to potato salad,with home made mayo,and bacon!
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              • #8
                We do fruit kebabs as a dessert too. The only drawback is that they take far less time to eat than to prepare.
                Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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                • #9
                  straight up regular salad. Cukes, tomatoes, baby greens, maybe some rainbow bell peppers. Make it colorful. You can have a fruit platter too.
                  --Trish (Bork)
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                  • #10
                    Sweet potato salad
                    “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                    • #11
                      I made this jicama slaw for a cookout over the weekend - it was really, really good, especially after getting good and cold in the fridge.
                      Jicama Slaw Recipe : Guy Fieri : Recipes : Food Network
                      Instead of the rice wine vinegar, I used coconut vinegar.

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                      • #12
                        My husband's favorite is coleslaw (even pre-Paleo):

                        1/3 cup mayo (we use homemade)
                        1/3 cup sour cream (or greek yoghurt, or more mayo if you don't do dairy)
                        1 T white vinegar
                        2t coconut sugar (optional)
                        1/2 tarragon (optional, but nice)
                        S&P
                        One bag coleslaw cabbage mix (or chop your own)

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                        • #13
                          2 dishes came immediately to mind: the broccoli salad with bacon, mayo, sunflower seeds, and a garlic potato salad. Redskins cubed with a shitload of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil. I take that places and never bring any home.

                          A few weeks ago I made a lemon coleslaw that my family LOVED. Minus the low-fat stuff, of course. We ate it with chili rubbed salmon and holy hell, was it good.

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                          • #14
                            This is a Jamie Oliver recipe for a damned good beet salad. I didn't even know I liked beets until I tried this...

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the suggestions. I am excited to try some out

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