Paleo Winter Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

If you’re like me, you probably indulged in a few things that weren’t exactly paleo during the holidays…

Hey that’s okay. We had fun with family and friends and hope you did too.

Now it’s time to start redeeming ourselves and get back on track with our good eating habits.

First up for the new year…a new recipe for a super easy and light winter salad. Clean and nutritious, I think you’re going to like this one.

I got the inspiration for it from a local restaurant. Their version wasn’t paleo, so I changed it up a bit with fresh ingredients and fall flavors.

I think it’s the maple vinaigrette I love most about this one. It really pulls everything together – just wait ’til you taste it. It goes especially well with the berries, apple and bacon. We had this for lunch yesterday, and wow did it hit the spot! [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-36njrc’]

It’s a great lunch that you can make ahead of time and enjoy for a couple of meals. We used leftover turkey in the salad, but you can just as easily toss this one together with shredded chicken.

It’s delicious and wholesome paleo food that’s fast and easy. And that’s how we like it, right?

Happy 2014 everyone, and we’re looking forward to rocking the stone age diet with you again this year!


Winter Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Recipe

Winter Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Recipe


  • 2-3 cups of pre-cooked shredded turkey or chicken
  • 6 cups of chopped romaine
  • 2 apples, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  • 8 strips of bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Serves 4


  1. Mix maple vinaigrette ingredients together, adding oil last
  2. Whisk until thoroughly blended
  3. Combine salad ingredients and toss with vinaigrette
  4. Divide among four bowls and serve

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  1. Recipes are so great! Glad to have found your page!

  2. Love all of your recipes. I have been doing Paleo about a year and a half and your website is my go to site for new ideas/recipes. I have not been disappointed with any of the recipes I have tried!
    Thanks so much
    P.S. – first had this salad over the past weekend…and again the next day…and the next

    1. Janet, thank you! What a huge compliment! It’s means a lot to me that you trust the recipes. You just made my day! :)

  3. Hope you like it May! Some of the favs are the crockpot chili and chili lime pork. Let me know what you think! :)

  4. Looks amazing! I’m getting ready to start a 30 day Paleo Challenge with the rest of my cross fit gym, definitely can use some new recipes! Thanks

  5. Patricia! Girlfriend, happy new year! You poor thing! Keep bundled up and stay warm my friend! :)

  6. Happy New Year to me!!! Thank you oh fabulous one! We are under the deep freeze here but I actually have all the ingredients to rock this for lunch tomorrow!

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