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Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

This delicious and filling Whole30 Cobb Salad contains all the flavors you love in a classic cobb with a healthier twist! I promise, you won’t miss the cheese at all.

Whole30 Cobb Salad

I know salads have a reputation of being “boring,” but my favorite meals with the most flavor are hearty salads with all the yummy ingredients. It all depends on what you add to a salad, and it’s important to include some delicious protein, fats, and textures to make them fun, vibrant, and keep you satiated for hours!

Whole30 Cobb Salad Recipe

This Whole30 Cobb Salad is a definitely a recipe that filling enough to be a meal on its own, and you’ll love it if you are a fan of classic cobb salads. It has hard boiled eggs, crunchy bacon, meaty chicken, along with the most refreshing combo of veggies like romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado.

The only thing it doesn’t include is to make it Whole30 and paleo is the blue cheese, but I don’t think you’ll miss it at all. The dressing is simple but adds a ton of flavor without the cheese! BUT, if you are keto and/or you aren’t bothered by dairy, feel free to add it to your liking.

Whole30 Cobb Salad
Whole30 Cobb Salad

Great for Potlucks and Picnics

This Whole30 Cobb Salad can be made ahead of time and is actually quite portable! It’s especially great during the Spring and Summer, because it’s so refreshing and the great weather makes dining outside so much more pleasant. Plus it’s such a crowd-pleasing recipe!

If you do decide to travel with this Whole30 cobb salad, you do need to make a small change in the recipe to keep it fresh and delicious. Because the lettuce can get soggy once the dressing is on it, just follow the instructions as is without the lettuce. Once you are ready to serve, you can add the lettuce and toss gently before enjoying!

Whole30 Cobb Salad
Whole30 Cobb Salad
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Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

This delicious and filling Whole30 Cobb Salad contains all the flavors you love in a classic cobb with a healthier twist! I promise, you won’t miss the cheese at all. 
Course Main Course, Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Egg cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 521kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 slices bacon sugar & nitrate free
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado diced or sliced
  • 3 stalks of green onions chopped

Dressing

Instructions

Hard-boiled eggs

  • Stovetop MethodBring water to a boil in a saucepan. Take out eggs straight from the fridge, then lower the eggs into the water gently, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes. Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath. Once the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes. Peel the eggs under cold running water.
  • Instant Pot Method:  Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, and place a steamer basket or the trivet it came with over the water. Place the eggs on the steamer basket or the trivet. Close the lid, and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing. Cook on high on Manual for 5 minutes, and prepare an ice bath. Once it beeps to a finish, quick release the pressure for slightly soft-centered eggs (like in my photos) or let it naturally release pressure for 5 minutes for true hard-boiled eggs. Immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before peeling.

Bacon

  • Fry bacon slices in a pan over medium heat until even browned and crisp, about 7 minutes.
  • Drain and roughly crumble. Set aside.

Assemble

  • Place romaine lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl.
  • Top with chicken, eggs, bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Drizzle over the salad and toss together gently before serving.

Notes

If you are making this ahead of time, follow the instructions but leave out the lettuce until it’s time to serve. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 91.1% | Vitamin C: 18.9% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 14.9%
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Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

You’ll love the taste of this light and refreshing grain free, Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi tossed in the tastiest avocado pesto. It’s so delicious and lower in carbs than the traditional potato gnocchi!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

So my Instagram feed has been exploding with Trader Joe’s new product, paleo cauliflower gnocchi, and I’ve been so intrigued that I had to try it out. When I finally tasted it, it was actually pretty delicious covered in a yummy sauce and quite simple to prepare. Well, I’m always looking for a new challenge in the kitchen so I decided that I had to recreate this tasty gnocchi from scratch.

The result? Total success, if I do say so myself. This version of paleo cauliflower gnocchi is made with a mixture of steamed cauliflower (duh), cassava flour, coconut flour, with an egg to bind it all together. After it’s cooked, I served it tossed with the most addicting avocado pesto that I whipped up in seconds.

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The pillowy soft bites of the gnocchi were so tasty with the creamy decadent sauce, and it was so perfect served with a side of chicken. I also love that it’s much lower in carbs than the traditional potato version, and it doesn’t weigh me down or make me feel tired afterwards.

The avocado pesto sauce could be a recipe on its own because it’s so delicious and it’s a yummy twist on my creamy chimichurri sauce. You probably won’t need to use the whole batch in this recipe, so if you are like me, you can save the leftovers and put it on ALL the things, like using it as dressing in salads, putting it on a gluten free toast, or eating it as a dip with your favorite crackers or veggies!

I guest posted this Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

Avocado Key Lime Pudding with Crunchy Crumble Topping (Paleo, Vegan)

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

When it comes to desserts, I absolutely love the ones that are citrus flavored. There’s something so refreshing and delicious about how tart and sour fruits taste when sweetened, and I make sure to make my Lemon Bars every Spring and Summer because I love them so much. So when I saw some cute tiny key limes at the grocery store the other day, I stocked up so I can make a special treat to welcome the warmer months.

This Avocado Key Lime Pudding might be another new favorite of mine, and it’s almost like a deconstructed key lime pie. The creamy and decadent pudding made with avocados is kind of like the pie filling, and the nutty crumble topping adds the crunch factor of a crust. It’s such a delicious combination of flavors that I just can’t get enough of.

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Of course, the topping is completely optional if you just want to enjoy the smooth and velvety Avocado Key Lime Pudding on its own. I personally love the texture combo of the two together and I think it’s totally worth the extra effort of making the topping in the oven.

This is also a great treat to make for a picnic or an outdoor get-together since both the pudding and the topping can be made in advance. Because of the addition of the key lime juice and zest, the color of the pudding will stay green and vibrant for several hours if kept cold in an airtight container. Just add the topping right before serving so it stays nice and crunchy!

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan
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Avocado Key Lime Pudding

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 395kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Key Lime Pudding

Crumble Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 
  • While the oven is heating up, place all ingredients for the key lime pudding in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more maple syrup if preferred.
  • Divide the pudding between 2 bowls and place in the refrigerator. 
  • Grease a shallow baking dish with coconut oil.
  • Combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and spread out on the baking dish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Cool for 5 minutes. 
  • When ready to serve, remove the key lime pudding from the refrigerator, and sprinkle the crumble topping over the pudding. 
  • Serve cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pudding | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 1051mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5.9% | Vitamin C: 29.8% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 12%

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