Quick Dinner: Meatball Salad

Stacy needed to go to the mall to buy (more) new clothes the other night, so we all trekked over to Ye Olde Nordstrom around 5 PM. When we were done we were shocked to discover that it was 7:30 PM, only thirty minutes until bedtime for the boys! Sensing impending crisis, I rushed through the front door and threw together a simple but amazingly delicious salad in 20 minutes flat.

We used to love basil-tomato-mozzarella salads in the before-Paleo era and I was kind of craving it ever since Stacy brought me a magnificent basil plant from the farmer’s market a couple weeks ago. I threw a pound of ground beef with an egg, salt and pepper, and dried oregano together and made some meatballs. Then I added canned diced tomatoes, black olives, lettuce and basil. The more basil, the better.  Top this with a balsamic vinaigrette and you have something quick, delicious and you’ll forget all about the mozzarella, if only for a night.

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Matt is the husband of Stacy and somehow manages to contribute to this blog in between taking care of three children, producing the Paleo View Podcast and cooking most of the food featured here.