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Paleo Chicken & Cucumber Salad

Today I thought I’d get in on the Tasty Tuesday action 🙂 
A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture on Instagram of one of my new favorites, Paleo Chicken & Cucumber Salad; it was received well, ergo I’m posting it here.  If you visit often you know I’m trying to keep things Paleo…. trying.  I’m not quite succeeding at this venture but I’m doing okay.  If my fridge were loaded with this salad like a 1990’s Dr. Dre music-video-fridge full of forties,  I would be the happiest girl.

Paleo Chicken Cucumber Salad

Here’s what you’ll need:

2-3 Grilled Chicken Breasts
2-3 Cucumbers
{as many as your heart desires}Heirloom Tomatoes
1 Red Onion 
2 Lemons 
Olive Oil
Adobo All Purpose Seasoning Lemon & Pepper

I think I love this dish SO much because it reminds me of ceviche. When preparing the red onion slices for the salad you soak them in water and salt, just as you would when you prepare ceviche; this cuts the harshness of the onion. Do not skip this step!

While your red onion slices are soaking begin grilling your chicken. I used my George Forman Grill. Don’t judge, it is the best wedding present ever!
I lightly seasoned my chicken with Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning with lemon & pepper.
Once your chicken is cooked thoroughly place on cutting board to cool.  

Begin peeling your cucumbers; my kiddos enjoy “zebra” cucumbers but eh if you like to keep your skins on by all means… 
Chop or slice your cucumbers and tomatoes.
Drain the red onion slices and pat off just to make sure that they are not super soaked.
Chop your grilled chicken.
Once everything is chopped or sliced throw it all into a large bowl. 

The dressing:
I’m an eyeballer, this is a technical term which means I don’t use measurements. I cook and rarely bake, I’ve got people for that.
I used about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
A dash of the Adobo
A pinch of salt 
Sprinkle of pepper and the juice of 1 1/2 lemons.
Shake well and pour over your salad.





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19 thoughts on “Paleo Chicken & Cucumber Salad”

    1. Thank you, Yona.
      The salad is absolutely delicious, please say you’ll try it 🙂
      Someone either on my old blog (I recently transferred to WP) or Pinterest suggested I the salad would be great for a picnic, and I have no idea why I didn’t think of that.
      I will have to try that, maybe fill up little bowls stick them in the cooler and take it to the beach 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Yay! I’m happy to hear you will be adding my recipe to your menu 🙂 Please let me know what you think.

    1. Yes, that would be awesome! You could try a new flavor/style everyday. 365 Salads, sounds like a blog or series to me… should I expect to see it soon 🙂

    1. I’m semi-paleo too, well, I’ve been more semi than paleo lately. :-/
      I love this salad! I hope you will try it. 🙂

  1. Thanks for sharing, this looks so delicious! I was just searching through my paleo recipes. Will add to my pale/keto/low carb board on Pinterest!

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