Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad

Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over.

Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over. #Paleochickensalad #dairyfreechickensalad #whole30chickensalad

You guys always ask me where I get my recipe ideas….and today, I can tell you that this recipe was inspired by Mother Nature. Specifically, her decision to bless San Diego with a heatwave that seems to be going on and on. And on. And on….

 I don’t want to go outside. I won’t want move off of my couch. And I most definitely DO NOT want to turn on my oven or stove to cook something. Nopenopenopenope.

Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over. #paleochickensalad #whole30chickensalad #veggieloadedchickensalad

So, my temporary breakup with my oven has forced me to get a bit creative come mealtime. Hence the birth of Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad.

My husband has always been a big fan of Greek flavors. He loves falafels and "tzatziki" might as well be his middle name. My Sheet-Pan Greek Chicken and Veggies is one of his favorite TNN meals, which (after Mother Nature) sparked the idea of a Greek-style chicken salad.

Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over. #paleochickensalad #whole30chickensalad #veggieloadedchickensalad

I skipped the mayo for super simple (and yummy) tzatziki sauce and added in all all kinds of delicious veggie goodness to flavor this twist on a classic recipe. Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad  may have been inspired by the heat of summer, but it is going to a year-round recipe in the tNN house.

Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over. #paleochickensalad #whole30chickensalad #veggieloadedchickensalad
Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over. #paleochickensalad #whole30chickensalad #veggieloadedchickensalad
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Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad

Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over.

prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins

ingredients:

2/3 cup full fat coconut milk

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1/2 tablespoon dried 

1/2 cup peeled, deseeded and chopped cucumber

1-2 cloves garlic, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons tapioca starch (optional, * see notes)

4 cups chopped cooked chicken

8 cherry tomatoes, chopped

1/4 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped

1/2 cup canned artichoke hearts packed in water, drained well and roughly chopped

2 large handful spinach, roughly chopped

black pepper to taste

instructions

  1. To make the tzatziki sauce, combine the coconut milk, lemon juice, dill cucumber, garlic, salt and tapioca starch* in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, chopped tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts, and spinach. Add tzatziki sauce to the bowl and toss a few times to coat all of the ingredients. 
  3. Taste and add black pepper and more salt if desired.
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

NOTES:

Tapioca starch is an optional ingredient that helps to thicken the sauce. You can also thicken the sauce without the starch by chilling  for 1 hour in fridge prior to adding to the rest of the salad.
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Whole30 Greek Chicken Salad is a flavorful twist on a traditional dish that we all know and love. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this dish has maximum taste and texture, but without a lot of work. Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 compliant, it is a satisfying meal that you will find yourself making over and over. #paleochickensalad #whole30chickensalad #veggieloadedchickensalad