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Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole (Whole30, Low Carb)

This Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork, and you’ll love how flavorful and delicious it is! It’s also low carb and Whole30 friendly.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole

Ever since I made an endless amount of Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Dry Rub, I’ve been using the leftovers in all ways possible. It’s super yummy, but I can only eat so many pulled pork salads and tacos in a week, and I honestly don’t want to freeze any because we’ll be moving soon.

So to change up the flavors and make the leftovers a bit more exciting, I made this Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole Recipe

In this yummy recipe, pulled pork is combined with cooked cauliflower rice, then baked in a delicious and creamy salsa verde sauce to create a comforting and spicy casserole. If you don’t really like spicy flavors, you can use mild salsa verde instead and omit the optional jalapeño slices.

The eggs used in the sauce binds everything together so you don’t need to worry about having a watery casserole, which I get annoyed with when that happens. I like my casseroles thick and not falling apart when I’m serving it, thank you very much.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole

Other Add-in Options for This Recipe

This Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork can be easily customized if you want to add other ingredients or make substitutions. You can always use shredded chicken for the protein instead of pork.

I think red bell peppers and chopped tomatoes are great too add in if you are looking to up your vegetable intake. If you love spicy food, you can even stir in chopped jalapeño peppers or additional hot sauce to the sauce mixture. If you can handle dairy (lucky you!), some high-quality cheese will also make it seriously delicious.

There are so many ways to switch up this dish to fit your liking, but if you don’t want to experiment, you’ll love the original recipe because it has a ton of flavors and textures that you won’t mind eating it all week!

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Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole (Whole30, Low Carb)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork, and you'll love how flavorful and delicious it is! It's also low carb and Whole30 friendly.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower or 4 cups of pre-riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 cups leftover pulled pork preferably minimally seasoned
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Optional: Sliced jalapeño peppers, sliced avocado, and/or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x8 baking dish.

  2. If your cauliflower isn't riced, quarter the head of cauliflower and remove the stems. Grate the florets with a box grater, or place the florets in a food processor and process into small crumbles that resemble rice.

  3. Heat coconut oil or ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.

  4. Add cauliflower rice and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

  5. Turn off heat and add in pulled pork. Stir together.

  6. Transfer the cauliflower and pulled pork mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together salsa verde, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, tapioca starch, eggs, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  8. Pour over the cauliflower rice and mix well.

  9. Bake for 1 hour.

  10. Remove from oven and let it cool with 10 minutes.

  11. If using, top with jalapeño peppers, avocado slices, and/or cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole (Whole30, Low Carb)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 1014mg 42%
Potassium 906mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 22.8%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 13.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto)

If you are looking for a low carb way to enjoy your potato salad, look no further than this Cauliflower Potato Salad (or “fauxtato” salad). Not only is this paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly, it’s egg free and vegan, made with creamy cashew sauce! 

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad

As the weather warms up, I’m thinking of all the summer friendly recipes for BBQs, picnics, and get-togethers. Grilled food is always a favorite among crowds, but I also love make-ahead salads and side dishes that really pull the party together. One of my favorite dishes is a yummy potato salad, which is why I created this Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad, or also called “fauxtato” salad.

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe

There’s no potato in this salad, and cauliflower florets are used instead. But before you roll your eyes, I urge you to try it first! My husband, who is a potato lover, couldn’t tell that it was made with cauliflower, and when he first tasted it, he just said, “Mmmm, this is really good potato salad.” No joke.

Also, there are no eggs or mayo in this cauliflower potato salad, and the dressing is made with a creamy and decadent cashew sauce. It’s a great one for any kind of potlucks or get-togethers because it fits under so many food restrictions. It’s paleo, low carb, Whole30, gluten-free, and vegan, and even kids will go crazy over this dish, so make sure to make a giant batch!

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Tips For Making This Cauliflower Potato Salad

  • Use raw cashews for the sauce. Roasted cashews won’t be as creamy when blended.
  • The longer this salad sits, the better it tastes! I like to make it a day ahead so the flavors have enough time to meld together.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices depending on your taste preferences. I really love the vinegary taste in potato salads, but you can scale back on the apple cider vinegar if you aren’t a big fan like me.
  • Double the recipe because it’ll be gone in no time!

I guest posted this Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad on Adrienne Urban’s blog, Whole New Mom, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad

Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer (Whole30, Keto, Vegan Optional)

Get a taste of your favorite Indian food at home with this easy and delicious Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer. It’s ready in under 30 minutes!

Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer

I’ve been craving Indian food a lot lately. I’ve recently made my Instant Pot Butter Chicken, and now I made this Instant Pot Saag Paneer to eat throughout the week. I think it’s because my husband’s not a huge fan of Indian food so we rarely try out Indian restaurants, and Indian isn’t ever a top choice for some reason when I dine out with friends. So naturally, I solve that problem by making it for myself at home and I’m 100% a-okay with that.

This Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer is probably the simplest version you’ll ever find. Instead of paneer and cream, coconut cream is used to thicken it, and I use frozen spinach to make it even easier. You don’t even need to thaw it before throwing it all in the Instant Pot to cook it all up.

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I love how this recipe makes it so easy and delicious to eat a ton of greens at once. I’ve been loading it up on cauliflower rice and chicken thighs and I just can’t get enough. It’s also Whole30 and keto friendly, and full of yummy and healthy fats to keep you satisfied. I usually eat some kind of protein for every meal, and I found that I don’t always need it with this hearty recipe, so it can also be a great vegan main dish if you use coconut oil instead of traditional ghee.

I used to think cooking Indian food would be difficult and time consuming, but now I’m realizing that that’s definitely not true especially if you have an Instant Pot. I’m hoping to have more similar recipes for you in the future so stay tuned and check back, or subscribe to my newsletter!

Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer (Whole30, Keto, Vegan Optional)

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Get a taste of your favorite Indian food at home with this easy and delicious Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer. It's ready in under 30 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil for vegan
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper chopped (optional)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 14-oz can of coconut cream
  • 2 lbs frozen spinach 2 16-packs
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat the Instant Pot to "Saute" and add ghee.

  2. Once the Instant Pot signals that it's "hot," add in garlic, ginger, serrano or jalapeño pepper, and onion. 

  3. Stir cooking for 5 minutes until fragrant.

  4. Add in the garam masala, cumin, turmeric, sea salt, cayenne (if using), and coconut cream, and stir together. 

  5. Hit "cancel" to turn off the Instant Pot. 

  6. Add in frozen spinach and stir. 

  7. Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is set to "Sealing," then set it to Manual on high pressure for 15 minutes. 

  8. Quick pressure release once it beeps to a finish.

  9. Use an immersion blender to blend everything together, or transfer to a regular blender to puree together. I like to leave mine a bit lumpy. 

  10. Stir in apple cider vinegar. Taste and add more salt, if needed.

  11. Serve over cooked chicken and/or cauliflower rice. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Instant Pot Saag Paneer (Whole30, Keto, Vegan Optional)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 672mg 28%
Potassium 458mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 267.5%
Vitamin C 12.9%
Calcium 16.3%
Iron 17.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.