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12 Super Simple 5-Minute Paleo Dinners

Louise | March 27
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I’ll be honest with you. I don’t always want to cook dinner. But I don’t want unhealthy fast food or expensive takeout.

For nights like these, I have a list of go-to dinner recipes that take 5-minutes to cook. And one recipe takes just 1 minute to cook!

In just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious dinner on the table that’s even faster than fast food and way healthier, too.

Plus many of the recipes have ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry.

Now let’s get cooking!

Here are just a few of the Paleo dinners we’ve included:

If you click or tap any of the links above, it will instantly take you to the recipe below.

Chicken Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Chicken Cauliflower “Couscous” Salad Recipe

Ingredients: chicken breast, cauliflower, cucumber, red bell pepper, olive oil, fresh parsley, green onion, garlic powder, cumin.

You can use rotisserie chicken or any leftover chicken and packaged cauliflower “rice” to toss your dinner together in no time!

If you want to save even more time, you can use your food processor to rough chop the vegetables to save yourself from chopping all of them by hand.

Easy Zucchini Beef Saute with Garlic and Cilantro

– Paleo Flourish

Easy Zucchini Beef Saute with Garlic and Cilantro

Ingredients: beef, zucchini, fresh cilantro, garlic, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, avocado oil.

Slice the beef and zucchini extra thin to make the already quick cooking time even quicker. You’ll have a hot meal on your table within minutes!

You can also use thinly sliced chicken if you don’t have any beef in your refrigerator. Just be sure to increase the cooking time to make sure the chicken fully cooks.

Apple Curry Tuna Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Apple Curry Tuna Salad

Ingredients: tuna, apples, fresh parsley, mayo, curry powder, lime.

You’ll have leftovers for days with this delicious no-cook recipe that is a twist on your traditional tuna salad.

Feel free to cut the recipe in half or to use canned chicken if you don’t have any tuna in your pantry.

Fast Keto Steak Salad

– Paleo Flourish

15-Minute Crunchy Steak Salad

Ingredients: salad greens, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, radishes, olive oil, lemon juice, gluten-free tamari sauce.

I love steakhouse salads, but I don’t love the price of them. That’s why I make my own steak salads for a fraction of the cost. And it’s ready to eat in minutes!

Also, you can easily substitute any vegetables that you have in your refrigerator. Carrots, cucumbers, celery, and even chopped bacon are all delicious salad ingredients because steak is the true star of the salad.

Egg Salad Stuffed Avocados Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Egg Salad Stuffed Avocados

Ingredients: avocados, hard-boiled eggs, pickles, fresh parsley, mayo, mustard.

Use precooked hard-boiled eggs to make this delicious meal in even less time. Plus, the healthy fats from the eggs and avocados help to keep you feeling full for longer. You’ll go from hungry to satisfied within minutes.

1 Minute Shrimp Curry

– My Heart Beets

1 Minute Shrimp Curry

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: shrimp, onion masala, water, garam masala, cayenne pepper, coconut milk, fresh cilantro.

Yes, a home-cooked meal that is ready in 1 minute. In less time than it takes to set the table, your dinner will be cooked and ready to be enjoyed.

And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, there are stovetop directions as well. Of course, it will take longer than 1 minute on the stovetop, but it will still take just minutes to prepare.

Now that’s my kind of fast food!

Easy Thai Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken

– Low Carb Yum

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Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: canned chicken, coleslaw mix, green onion, coconut aminos, nut butter, apple cider vinegar, liquid stevia, fresh ginger.

Canned chicken never tasted so good until you’ve had it in this chicken salad recipe that is loaded with flavor.

Plus, you can easily make this recipe in advance for a quick quick dinner straight out of the refrigerator on nights that are too busy to cook but don’t want expensive takeout or unhealthy fast food.

Korean BBQ Keto Bowl

– The Nourished Caveman

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Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: sriracha sauce, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, skirt steak, coconut oil, rice cauliflower.

Who says you can’t have a hot meal on your table in under 5 minutes and with just 7 ingredients?

The key to cooking this recipe quickly is to get your pan really hot before adding the thinly sliced steak to it.

Another quick tip is to place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes, which will help you to be able to cut the steak into very thin slices.

Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: honey, coconut aminos, sriracha, fish sauce, lime juice, shrimp, green onions.

Faster than takeout, this recipe will give you all of the taste of your favorite restaurant meal but at a fraction of the cost. And did I mention that it is much healthier than the deep fried restaurant version?

Serve with a side of cauliflower “rice” to make this a complete meal that is great for date night at home or anytime at all!

Antipasto Salad

– Cook Eat Paleo

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Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: romaine lettuce, prosciutto, salami, artichoke hearts, olives, peppers, Italian salad dressing.

Get all the taste of a delicious Italian dinner without all of the carbs!

And what I truly love the most about this salad that it’s so versatile! I can easily substitute ingredients that I have in my refrigerator or pantry, and it’s still absolutely delicious! Cubed ham, hearts of palm, kalamata olives and capers are all delicious.

Plus, you can even substitute zucchini noodles in place of romaine lettuce for a quick pasta dinner.

Hamburger Cobb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground beef, garlic, smoked paprika, Italian seasonings, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, salad greens, avocado, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, dill pickles.

I love a good lettuce-wrapped burger, but honestly, they can be messy to eat! That’s why I adore this recipe since it has all of the taste of a lettuce-wrapped burger but is much less messy to eat.

Don’t be afraid to play around with the ingredients and add your own favorite burger toppings. I usually add a fried egg to my salad instead of hard-boiled eggs for a bit of runny yolk deliciousness.

And if you don’t have ground beef in your refrigerator, any ground meat will do.

Salmon Sushi Rolls

– Fed and Fulfilled

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Photo Credit: Joanna from Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: nori, carrot, cucumber, canned salmon, coconut aminos, cauliflower “rice,” turmeric, garlic, ginger, avocado, lime juice.

I love canned salmon, but I can get tired of using it to make salmon patties. So, I was quite happy when I discovered that I could make sushi rolls with them that taste even better than some of the takeout sushi I’ve had.

And I guarantee you won’t miss traditional rice in these sushi rolls. The cauliflower “rice” is seasoned perfectly and you can even add a dash or two of hot sauce to recreate your favorite spicy salmon roll.