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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