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Category: Salads

Grilled Chicken Salad

It’s Big-Ass Salad week, and we’ve got another healthy, hearty option for your Primal lunch or dinner menu. Try this tasty Mediterranean salad topped with Primal Kitchen® Dreamy Italian Dressing, served up with slices of avocado, cherry tomatoes and grilled chicken.

Throw this keto-friendly, high-nutrient salad together, and drizzle on our fragrant and delicious Primal Kitchen Dreamy Italian Dressing to your heart’s content. Filled with Mediterranean vibes, amazing flavor, and tons of healthy fats, this dressing is a guaranteed pantry staple and family-friendly favorite.

For more Primal Kitchen recipes and inspiration, check out the Primal Kitchen news and recipe blog.

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Spicy Chicken Wing Cobb Salad

Why serve bland chicken breast in Cobb salad, when spicy chicken wings taste so much better? This salad is especially great for parties and potlucks. A big, colorful Cobb salad is always a hit. Plus, it’s easy (and affordable) to grill up a bunch of chicken wings for a crowd.

These chicken wings are delicious hot off the grill (or out from under the broiler), but if you want to make this salad ahead of time, go for it. The wings are just as good chilled from the refrigerator.

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Kefir Marinated Chicken

If you think kefir is only a refreshingly tart yogurt drink brimming with healthy probiotics, then you’re missing out on another reason it’s great to have kefir in the kitchen.
Kefir is a fantastic marinade for chicken. The acidic nature of kefir makes it the perfect tenderizer, especially for chicken breasts.  Kefir also has a way of really soaking the flavors of a marinade into meat. This recipe uses lemon and dill, but any blend of herbs or spices can be whisked into a kefir marinade.

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Italian Vinaigrette Steak and Roasted Veggie Salad

The only seasoning you need for this main course salad is Primal Kitchen® Italian Vinaigrette and Marinade. Citrus and red wine vinegar, plus thyme, basil and oregano, infuse Italian flavor into roasted vegetables and steak. Use the vinaigrette to toss the steak and roasted veg into a green salad, and the meal is done.
Italian vinaigrette makes a great marinade for meat, tenderizing with vinegar and lemon, and adding flavor with dried herbs and seasonings. Oil in the vinaigrette keeps meat moist and succulent, but all too often it’s industrial seed oil that you don’t want touching your grass-fed steak. That’s where Primal Kitchen® vinaigrettes are different. Primal Kitchen Italian Vinaigrette and Marinade is made with pure avocado oil and high in monounsaturated fats. Healthful and convenient, this vinaigrette makes it easy to eat right and eat well.

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Taco Salad with Edible Cheddar Bowls

Taco salad made from seared steak, avocado, tomato, shredded lettuce, and creamy chipotle dressing is delicious without any embellishment. But if you happen to have cheddar cheese in the refrigerator and a few extra minutes to grate it and bake it, then why not make an edible cheddar bowl?

Cheddar bowls are crispy and salty and fun to eat. They can be big or small, for main course salads or appetizers. Best of all, these bowls are made from just one ingredient: cheese. If you tolerate dairy, then cheese bowls (or chips) are a tasty occasional snack.

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Sardine Nicoise Salad

Salade nicoise might just be the original “Big Ass Salad”. A French classic, Salade nicoise is a rainbow of ingredients arranged on top of lettuce: green beans, purple potatoes, hardboiled eggs, tomatoes, olives, fresh herbs and, usually, tuna. This recipe follows the French preparation pretty closely—with once exception. Instead of opening a can of tuna, try sardines instead.

Although there’s nothing wrong with using tuna for this salad, it’s a good idea to balance your protein intake from different sources. What do sardines have to offer? Sardines are largely free of the heavy metals other, larger fish tend to accumulate (like tuna). They provide ample calcium, iron, protein, selenium, magnesium and omega-3s.

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