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When you’re following a paleo diet, party and game day appetizers can get a little tricky when dairy and fried everything is off the menu. But before you say RIP to jalapeño poppers and seven-layer dip, there are ways to make classic appetizers paleo-friendly.
This recipe gets its creaminess from paleo-approved mayo instead. Just use the provided homemade mayo recipe or store-bought paleo mayos like Primal Kitchen or Sir Kensington’s. Instead of tortilla chips, use carrots and celery for dipping.
Here’s another cheesy classic that can get a paleo remix. This take on seven-layer dip is basically taco salad in dip form that skips the cheese and beans. But don’t worry, adding guac and chicken is a game changer for your taste buds.
For a little sweet-and-savory action, these bacon-wrapped dates are a must. Plus, there are only two ingredients, so it’s pretty much a crime not to make them.
Grab some toothpicks and turn on your oven. Boom, you’re halfway there to a delish paleo treat.
All you need are sweet onions, an egg, and almond flour, plus a handful of spices to achieve that smoky Cajun flavor. Bake ’em in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, then place under the broiler for 1 or 2 minutes for extra crunch.
The recipe also comes with a paleo-approved marinara sauce for a different take on cocktail meatballs.
It’s basically a rule that you need a dip or dressing for dunking veggies slices. This dairy-free, paleo- and Whole30-approved recipe is as close to the original as possible, thanks to creamy coconut milk, fresh dill, garlic, and onion powder.
Thanks to paleo-approved mayo for added creaminess, you won’t even miss the cheese filling.
Good news, guacamole is pretty much always paleo. Just add whole-food ingredients to your mashed avocados like mango, jalapeño, garlic, onion, and cilantro for the *perfect* combo to appease both sweet and spicy fans. Then dive in with veggies, plantain chips, or paleo-style tortilla chips.
Stock up on avocados cause you’ll want to make a big batch.
Blending soaked cashews, nondairy milk, and nutritional yeast will make the faux nacho cheese of your dreams. Then adding ground beef, salsa, and a DIY taco seasoning give you that classic chili flavor.
You’ll have to skip the bread bowl for this paleo version, but this dairy-free spinach dip is still a crowd pleaser. Serve it with sliced veggies alongside your paleo ranch or seven-layer dip.