Paleo Recipes

Texas-Style Pork Ribs

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Started in the oven and finished on the grill, these ribs come out perfectly tender and sporting an irresistible charred crust, all without chaining you to the barbecue for hours on end. Refrigerating them with a mouth-kicking spice rub does a lot of the flavor work for you in advance,…

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Chili Burgers

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Can’t decide whether you want chili or a burger tonight? Have both! The chili sauce here is a nice change from ketchup and mustard; it’s technically optional but it really makes these burgers stand out from the crowd. In fact, you might actually want to make extra sauce, so you…

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Zucchini and Mushroom Pasta

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Tired of serving your Paleo noodles with the same old meatballs and tomato sauce? Here’s a colorful new idea that brings out the heartier side of vegetables like zucchini and mushrooms with just a hint of creamy coconut milk for flavor. Spaghetti squash plays the role of “pasta” in this…

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

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Calling all tomato-lovers! This easy weeknight dinner has it all: sun-dried and fire-roasted tomatoes to double up on that full-bodied savory flavor. Add the umami from the mushrooms and the time-honored combination of garlic and herbs, and you’ve got a surefire winning recipe, all in just a few minutes of…

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Grilled Chicken With Lime Butter

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Honey, chocolate, chili, and…lime? That’s right – and it tastes delicious. The zingy citrus-herb butter perfectly brings out the warmer, savory flavors in the chicken rub, proving once again that cocoa powder is a completely legitimate ingredient in things that aren’t candy. If you remember loving chocolate but even the…

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Radish and Cucumber Salad

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Add some snap and a little extra color to your cucumbers with this fresh summer salad. Thin radish slices add a tasty crunch and green onions make it even sharper, but a creamy mayonnaise dressing keeps the bite from getting too out of hand. You can also vary the radish-to-cucumber…

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Salmon with Tomato Pesto

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You’ve made pesto with basil – maybe even with asparagus. But have you ever tried it with tomatoes? It’s a new and different taste, but just give it a shot; you might like it! Tomatoes have a delicious natural sweetness that fits perfectly with grilled salmon, and pesto is a…

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Grilled Pork With Basil Rub

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Does anything smell more like high summer than fresh, newly-crushed basil? Even without a ripe tomato as its partner-in-crime, basil brings an irresistible herbal flavor (not to mention a mouthwatering smell!) to these pork chops, in the form of a quick and simple wet rub. With some lemon along for…

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Korean Beef Short Ribs

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Here’s a recipe for short ribs that takes you a little off the beaten path: a sweet and savory Korean-inspired marinade featuring Asian pear, garlic, and just enough vinegar to give it a tang. The marinade also uses coconut aminos, a Paleo-friendly substitute for soy sauce with the same taste,…

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Baked Greek Chicken

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Baked with Greek herbs, olives, and a creamy eggplant topping, this chicken is equal parts delicious comfort food and easy one-pot dinner. And if you can’t get enough, it’s also good as leftovers the next day, on top of some more salad greens, or maybe with a big bowl of…

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Cooked Vegetable Salad

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Salad doesn’t have to be raw! If the typical lettuce-tomato-onion rotation is getting old, why not try this luxurious spread of oven-roasted vegetables? Zucchini and eggplant ribbons, fresh tomatoes, and purple onions are roasted in olive oil to bring out their sweeter flavors, and then garnished with snow pea shoots…

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Asian Pulled Pork

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There’s something about really good pulled pork – the way it almost falls apart in your mouth, and the depth of flavor that it picks up from cooking so long over low heat. As soon as you take one bite, there’s another little pile of tender meat sliding onto your…

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Pomegranate Salmon

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Pan-fried in sumac and pomegranate, this salmon has a fresh, woodsy flavor with just enough sweetness to balance it out. If you haven’t ever really tried Middle Eastern food before, it’s a simple way to start without committing to a huge rack of expensive new spices. And if you’re already…

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

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When the afternoons turn sticky and muggy, there’s nothing more refreshing than a fridge-crisp cucumber, preferably with a sprinkle of bright, tangy dill seeds. You could make some homemade pickles, of course, but if you want your cucs right now, this quick salad is a perfect solution. Just mix it…

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Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

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Fed up with the same old oil-and-vinegar dressing? Or looking for a way to add some early-summer sweetness to your plate? Here’s your chance to make the most of strawberry season: a big pile of fresh fruit and vegetables, topped off with a sweet-tangy poppy seed dressing. Poppy seeds are…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Throw out that old menu from Panda Express: Paleo is here to reclaim the sweet’n’sour chicken throne. Crispy chunks of pan-fried chicken and juicy bites of pineapple are all coated in a tangy-sweet sauce – and all without a trace of flour or vegetable oil. It’s delicious on its own…

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BBQ Chicken and Bacon Bites

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Need a party-friendly finger food? Try these smoky-sweet bites of chicken and bacon smothered in barbecue sauce. They’d be great for a kids’ party, but grown-ups will love them, too: put out a plate during a basketball game or TV marathon and watch them disappear. Just bring a big stack…

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

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For intensely flavorful ribs that practically melt off the bone into your mouth, this recipe is a must. Under low heat for hour after hour, the gelatin and connective tissue in the ribs breaks down to a velvety smoothness, and the barbecue sauce soaks deep into the meat: even barbecue…

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Coconut Strawberry Lemonade

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What summer afternoon would be complete without a cold glass of lemonade? There’s a classic lemonade recipe here, but if you’re looking for something a little more distinctive, why not jazz it up with some coconut and fruit? As well as being a delicious treat, this is also the ideal…

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