This Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs is a fabulous summer salad that has all the same great flavors found in fajitas, but without the tortillas. AKA you get all the flavor with less calories, no gluten, and way more veggies… sign me up!

See, Paleo doesn’t have to be boring… and salads don’t have to be boring either!

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If you are wondering how I get the idea to add meatballs to a salad, I have to admit… it was not my idea! One of my Instagram followers recently tagged me in a photo where she made my Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, but put them into a large salad. Meatballs in a salad??? Genius!

Since I had just made my Paleo Chicken Taco Meatballs, I felt like it was a sign that I needed to try the wonderful meatballs in salad idea out at home.Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

So, I roasted a little onion and bell peppers here…. and whipped up a wonderful avocado dressing there… and found myself with this Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs recipe!

So delicious! So easy to do! And such a great way to eat meatballs!

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If I’m not bringing meatballs to a party or having them as an appetizer, sometimes I wonder, what should I do with these meatballs!? And a salad never dawned on my, so thank you to my Instagram follower that gave me the idea!

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Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 of a large yellow onion, , sliced (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, , sliced
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, , sliced
  • 4-6 cups of mixed salad, (depends on how much you want)
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • about 32 cherry tomatoes, (8 tomatoes per serving/plate)
  • 1 avocado, , sliced
  • 20 Paleo Chicken Taco Meatballs, (5 per serving/plate)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 4 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard, (dijon)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large frying pan, heat 1 Tbs of olive oil over medium heat. Add the slice yellow onion, red pepper, and orange pepper to the pan. Cook for 15 minutes, mixing every so often. The onions and bell peppers should be roasted by this point.
  • Take out 4 plates or containers and put about 1-1.5 cups of mixed salad onto each plate.
  • Then top each salad with 1/4 cup of shredded carrots per plate, 8 cherry tomatoes per plate, 1/4 of the sliced avocado per plate, 1/4 of the roasted onion and bell peppers per plate and 5 Paleo Chicken Taco Meatballs per plate. (Instructions are for 4 servings/plates of this salad)
  • Then make the dressing by putting 1 avocado, 4 Tbs of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp of onion powder, 1 tsp mustard, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
  • Top each salad/plate with some of the dressing.
  • Serves 4.
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook