This sweet pork only takes four ingredients to create! It is an easy crockpot recipe that can be made while you go about your day. The salad has an amazing crunch and just the right amount spice with a hint of sweetness. I love it when salads are packed with lots of flavor. This recipe is a family favorite, and a great reminder that you don’t have to miss out on delicious recipes while you are following a paleo diet.

Paleo Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Salad

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

4-6 hrs

Total Time

6 hrs 5 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner

Serving Size: 1 Salad

Makes 1 serving


½ cup Leftover Paleo Sweet-and-spicy Pork

  • 1 (3-pound) pork roast
  • 1 (15-ounce) can rotel with green chilis
  • 1 cup paleo-friendly salsa
  • ½ cup maple syrup



  • ½ avocado, peeled and deseeded
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Creamy Ranch
  • 2 cups romaine
  • 2 tablespoon green onions, chopped
  • 10 buffalo plantain chips



  1. Place the pork roast and rotel in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  3. Once the pork is cooked through, use two forks to shred it.
  4. Stir in the salsa and maple syrup.
  5. Place the avocado in a small bowl. Mash with a fork.
  6. Stir in the lime juice and the ranch dressing.
  7. To assemble the salad, top the romaine with a ½ cup pulled pork, drizzle with the avocado mixture, sprinkle with green onions, then add the buffalo chips.


Calories 550 (360 from fat)
Total fat 40g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 540mg
Carbohydrate 31g (7g dietary fiber, 10g sugar)
Protein 19g


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