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Buffalo Greek Caesar Salad

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An oldie, but goodie–revamped with a new pic…

Yup, that’s a long ass title..but I said it. There’s no other way…I mean, what are you supposed to do when you love Caesar salad, Greek salad and buffalo chicken? Mix them all together and see what comes out. What came out was deliciousness. We roasted garlic for the Caesar dressing to add some serious flavor and are omitting dairy (parmesan). It may seem like a tedious task, but I highly, highly recommend you try it–even do a few heads, as opposed to a few cloves, because it keeps really well in the fridge and can be added to ANYTHING that calls for garlic. It’s worth the trouble, I promise.

Buffalo Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken, chopped in ½” cubes
  • 2 T FOC (fat of choice)
  • 3 T hot sauce
  • 1 t cajun seasoning (no salt added)–if you can’t find it or don’t have it, just use hot sauce

Heat FOC and add diced chicken. Sear on high heat before flipping to facilitate the browning action. When the chicken is cooked through (10-15 minutes total, 5-7.5 per side) add hot sauce and cajun seasoning directly to pan…stir in and keep on low heat until ready to serve.

Roasted Garlic Dressing

  • ½ C mayo
  • 2 T white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic or 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • S & lots of P

Make mayo per directions. I’m intrigued by PaleOMG’s blender bottle method–haven’t tried it, but will be soon. Peel the garlic cloves and place in a piece of  foil, drizzle with olive oil and crumple the foil into a pouch shape. Roast the garlic in a 400°F oven until golden brown (about 10 minutes). Don’t burn it! Add all the ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. Parmesan would be a welcome addition here, if you wish. We didn’t use it and know it’ll be delicious either way.

For the Salad

  • 2 heads romaine, chopped
  • roasted red peppers, diced
  • kalamata olives
  • feta or Parmesan cheese, optional
  • anchovies, if you like ‘em
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin
  • S&P

Clean and remove gills from mushrooms. Slice thin. Saute the shrooms in your FOC, until softened. If you want, remove the chicken from the pan and use it to saute the ‘shrooms.

Serve romaine topped with sauteed mushrooms, diced red pepper, olives, buffalo chicken and garlic dressing.

28 comments

  1. yummmmmmmm! awesome idea, may just have to try it this weekend :)

  2. I am one of your greatest fans (link) on my website and it looks like a fantastic salad.I hope you don’t mind saying this but it annoys me when people call a salad a “greek salad” because it has some olives! That’s the only ingredient you would find in a Greek salad. An observation by me who is Greek

    • don’t mind at all. in fact, now that you point it out, i agree with you. i don’t know much about greek food…except yogurt, feta, olives–typical stuff. i’ve been meaning to check out some cookbooks by michael psilakis. any recommendations?

  3. Found you from marksdailyapple.com’s link love today. This is a must-do meal. Some of my favorites all in one bowl. Can’t wait! Heading off to look at more of what you’ve got to offer, too. Love the tagline about the dog food. ROFL. :D

  4. Whoa. This is a seriously tasty looking salad! My wife was wanting me to make a Greek type salad this week… looks like I found a winner. yum

  5. Hi Megan – I am really sorry for the late reply! Just noticed you left a message for me! I think it is Nikos Psilakis you are talking about. I asked a few relatives from Crete and they said that his cookbooks are definitely worth it. Can’t wait to see your intrepretation of the recipes!

  6. This looks and sounds really good. I actually like the FOC phrase. :)

    I may be making this sooner than later! Yum! Thanks!

  7. Amazing! And the paleo caesar dressing was on point. My wife and I enjoyed this so much! We’re on day 5 of our first all-Paleo experience, and 75% of your recipes have been used so far. Thanks, and keep up the good eats!

  8. I had to come out of lurking land to let you know that I made this salad and it was AWESOME. I have made several of your recipes and they have all been great but this may be my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Made this tonight and it was out of control good :) Thanks for bringing delicious to Paleo! We love your website!

  10. On day two of the Paleo lifestyle…made the chicken, mushrooms, and dressing last night so I could eat this for lunch at work all week. THIS IS DELISH…eating as I type this. I love buffalo chicken and haven’t tasted a dressing like this since I went dairy-free several months ago. Yum, thank you!

  11. Blue cheese, or it isn’t Buffalo.

  12. This sounds so good. It will have to go into next week’s mealplan

  13. This was a hit in our house tonight! Loved the combination of ingredients. I used Tessamae’s wing sauce. FYI, I made both the mayo and the dressing with the immersion blender. Turned out great!

  14. This is shut-the-front-door good… YUM… oh, how I craved a good creamy caesar since going paleo and here we are… I may have seen baby Jesus when I took my first bite. Thanks for a great salad and a great creamy dressing!

    P.S. I had an epic fail with the blender on the mayo… switched gears and just used some whisking power and it was perfect.

  15. just made this for my soccer guys… perfect dinner for them! added the chunky monkey muffins for snacks for later. great food! They have no idea they are missing the gluten and all the other junk they don’t need. thanks so much

  16. OH MYYYY!!!! This is delish!!! I made this last night in preparation for my husband and I’s lunch. I was a little worried the chicken was going to be to spicy but in the salad and with the dressing it all is so good together! :) Love the garlic dressing too, will definitely be using this for more salads….although my 4 month old may not be a fan (I”m breastfeeding) and she is not so much a fan of garlic. I just can’t stay away from it though! hehe Thanks so much your recipes are fabulous!

  17. Sooo freaking good! Such a great variety of flavors! Yummmmm!

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