Dairy-Free Recipes You Need To Make!

I am always on the lookout for delicious dairy-free recipes and wanted to compile some of my favorite dairy-free recipes that you should add to your must-make list ASAP! These dairy-free recipes are so delicious, you won’t miss the dairy one bit!

Now that I am back from traveling this past week, I am getting back into the swing of things with these healthy recipes that are delicious and perfect for any night of the week!

Dairy-free Recipes You Need To Make! | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl (Dairy-free, egg-free, 30 minutes or less, refined sugar free, paleo-friendly, vegan friendly)

Green Coconut Curry Ramen (30 minutes or less, egg-free, paleo-friendly, grain-free, and dairy-free)

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions (Dairy-free if you substitute the butter for olive oil or ghee, grain-free, and paleo-friendly)

Mocha Fudge Fruit Parfaits (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze (Dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

One-Pan Chicken in Mushroom Sauce (Dairy-free if you substitute the butter for ghee or good quality oil, 30 minutes or less, egg-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Sea Salt Frozen Hot Chocolate (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegan friendly)

Butternut Squash Curry Soup (Dairy-free if you substitute the butter for ghee or good quality oil, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly, paleo-friendly)

Meatball and Veggie Soup (30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole (Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Easy Scallop Pasta (Substitute the butter for ghee or good quality oil to make this dairy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, refined sugar free, gluten-free)

Download a free dairy-free e-cookbook today!

My friends at Pacific Foods have created a free e-book for you to cook with! Plus you can take their un-graded quiz (testing your non-dairy knowledge), for the chance to win a variety 12-pack of Pacific non-dairy beverages!!

Grab it here: http://dairyfreeguide.pacificfoods.com

Loaded Egg Salad

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna {Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and low-carb} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Loaded Egg Salad is the perfect make-ahead lunch or addition to any brunch! Simply mix everything in a bowl and enjoy it all week long in lettuce wraps, on salads, or even on celery sticks as a fun and healthy snack.

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I’ve partnered today with my friends at Genova Seafood to bring you today’s loaded recipe! This egg salad is going to up your lunch game, meal prep game, or BRUNCH game!

It’s packed with yellowfin tuna, eggs, veggies, sautéed spinach, caramelized onions, spices, dijon, and good quality mayo!

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna

You guys! I love my go-to method of steaming hard boiled eggs instead of boiling them, but I tried making them this time in my Instant Pot and it was a total game changer. One of them was even PEELED when we opened the lid. No joke! Crazy awesome.

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Loaded Egg Salad With Tuna

Preparation 5 minutes 2017-06-23T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:15 2017-06-23T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 8 hardboiled eggs (see notes)
  • 2 cups spinach, sautéed and cooled
  • 1 onion, sliced, caramelized, and cooled (see notes)
  • 1 can Genova tuna in olive oil, liquid removed
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced scallions, more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup good quality mayo, more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, more as garnish
  • 1 head bibb lettuce, washed
  • 1 Avocado, for garnish


  1. Chop eggs and place in a large mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Using a spatula, mix well. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
  3. Place in a serving bowl.
  4. Carefully remove the leaves from head of lettuce. Place a generous scoop of egg salad into the lettuce and devour. You can top with a sprinkle of paprika, slices of scallion, and avocado!

Recipe Notes

  • *How to harboil eggs in an Instant Pot: Place 1 cup of water in your pressure cooker and add in a steamer insert. Place one layer of eggs onto the insert. Cover the Instant Pot. Click manual and set for 7 minutes on high pressure. After 7 minutes, release the quick release valve. Open the lid and using tongs place the eggs in a large bowl filled with ice-water. Gently peel off shell and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • **How to steam hardboil eggs on the stovetop: Place 1-inch of water into a pot lined with a steamer insert. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add eggs and cook for 11 minutes. Remove eggs and place in a large bowl filled with ice-water. Gently peel off shell and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • ***Caramelized onions: In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter with onions. Sauté on medium-low heat until onions begin to caramelize and brown, but not burn. Yields about 1 cup of caramelized onions.

And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, here’s my other favorite method! 

Want to know something cool?  Genova has started a program called Digital Traceability and it’s pretty awesome. Genova customers simply enter the 10- to 15-digit number located on the bottom of their Yellowfin and Albacore tuna to receive answers to six specific questions:

  1. What is My Tuna? Visitors are given an initial description of their tuna or other seafood species.
  2. Where Was My Tuna Caught? These results include a world map showing the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Area where the tuna or other seafood was caught, and a link to a species-specific stock status report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
  3. What Fishing Method Was Used? This section includes both the fishing method and vessel size.
  4. What Fishing Vessel Caught My Tuna? This information includes fishing vessel name, nation of registry and fishing trip start and end dates.
  5. Where was My Tuna Processed and Canned? The can code indicates where the seafood was processed and canned, which may not necessarily be where it was caught. The processing method is subject to Genova’s strict compliance requirements andstringent Business Ethics and Labor Code of Conduct.
  6. How Does Genova Support Sustainability?

I love working with companies who are doing their part to show us where our food is coming from!

This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood. All opinions are always my own!

Chicken Marsala

One Skillet Chicken Marsala (Gluten-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Growing up, Chicken Marsala was a staple in our house. My Mom made it often, and I never ever got sick of it! I am so excited finally share this cleaner and healthier version with you made with no white flour and made in ONE PAN. Serve it over gluten-free pasta or completely on its own!

Chicken Marsala

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you today’s recipe. The Organic Chicken Broth is a staple in my pantry! It adds such a great flavor to sauces, soups, and even when cooking rice. I even use it in the slurry used to thicken this dish instead of water!


Chicken Marsala

The flavors from the ‘breaded’ chicken, caramelized mushrooms, and Marsala reduction sauce make for a delicious take on this Italian-American classic! Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and you only need ONE-PAN!

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 minutes 2017-06-23T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, more if needed
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 8 ounce container mushrooms, cleaned and sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup dry marsala wine
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, more to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish



  1. Place arrowroot flour in a wide shallow bowl and set aside. Place chicken in a plastic bag, and using the flat side of a meat pounder or a rolling pin, gently pound chicken to 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in the arrowroot flour, shaking off the excess flour. Transfer to a plate. Make sure there is a good amount of space between each piece of chicken on the plate.
  3. In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons butter and add chicken to the skillet. Working in batches, cook until brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside. Add more butter between batches if necessary.
  4. In the skillet, add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have released their juices and browned. Should take about 8-12 minutes. Add shallots and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add more butter to the pan if needed.
  5. Add the masala wine and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes, letting the alcohol burn out. Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and the slurry. Let cook down for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place chicken back in the sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot over rice, pasta, or on its own!

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. All opinions are always 100% my own!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 25

Another week, another meal plan to keep you feeling healthy and nutritous!  This week is packed with delicious meals that ALSO make fabulous leftovers!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal Plan Week 25 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Cauliflower Alfredo (Egg-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, 30 minutes or less, and paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Apple Dill Chicken Salad (30 minutes or less, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Thursday: Chicken Cacciatore (Egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Friday: Out

Saturday: Herb Butter Salmon (30 minutes or less, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Sunday: Burger Salad (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The Pad Thai on page 214 is a reader favorite and makes use of tons of Spring veggies! Such a simple and delicious meal for any night of the week! Try swapping in the Chimichurri Shrimp on page 194, too!

Make-ahead lunch inspo!

We are loving this 30 minutes or less Tuna Melts or this Thai Chopped Chicken Mason Jar Salad!

As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This gluten-free Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad is the perfect side-dish for summer entertaining! It requires very little cooking and is so simple to throw together! PLUS it is so flavorful! Add your favorite Summer greens into the pesto, toss with gluten-free pasta, tomatoes, and delicious Italian spices and BOOM: Summer side perfection.

This makes a nice big batch, perfect for a summer weekend party! Hello, Memorial Day Cookout!

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Caprese salads are some of my all-time favorite Summer dishes. There is something so perfect about the simple combination of mozzarella cheese, basil, and tomatoes. Toss in some pesto and gluten-free pasta and you are left with the perfect filling, creamy, flavorful, and delicious make-ahead side-dish for any occasion! This dish is completely customizable! Substitute sunflower seeds for the walnuts in the pesto to make this dish nut-free!

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-06-23T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 minutes 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings


Summer Greens Pesto

  • 1 cup arugula/spinach
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, more as necessary when blending
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh parmesan

Other Ingredients

  • 1 box gluten-free pasta, cooked
  • 8 ounces small mozzarella balls (ciliegine or bocconcini), halved
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 cup marinated artichokes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil, chopped or chiffonade
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
  • Optional: salami or pepperoni


1. Place all pesto ingredients except for extra-virgin olive oil in a food processor or high speed blender. Pulse a few times until coarsely chopped. While machine is going, slowly pour in extra-virgin olive oil until you have reached a thick and creamy sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Set aside until ready to use.
2. Place cooked pasta, mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, basil, Italian seasoning, sea salt, red pepper flakes, ground pepper, and any other ingredients you are adding in into a large mixing bowl. Add in the pesto and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

Grab other BBQ must-makes from my girlfriends!

4 Healthy BBQ Side Dishes (Gluten-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Taylor made you Honey Lime Grilled Shrimp & Corn Salad

This healthy grilled Mexican corn salad is tossed with juicy, smoky shrimp and has a sweet and tangy honey lime vinaigrette! Perfect for summer cook outs!

Brittany made you  Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad

A healthy take on traditional spaghetti salad, this spiralized zucchini noodle spaghetti salad is loaded with veggies and tossed in a homemade Italian dressing. Perfect for summer cookouts, BBQs and picnics!

Lindsay made you Dill Pesto Potato Wedge Salad

This Dill Pesto Potato Wedge Salad makes a great healthy side dish for your next barbecue or gathering! Two types of salads combined and tossed a zippy dill pesto sauce. It’s gluten free, vegan friendly.

30 Healthy Recipes For a Celebratory Brunch

Brunch is one of my all-time favorite weekend activities. Here are 30 unique and absolutely delicious healthy recipes for a celebratory brunch! Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter Sunday, or just when hosting friends or family over!  These recipes will help you create the perfect brunch meal to make with family and friends! From cocktails and cold brew, to mains and treats that everyone will love!

30 Healthy Recipes For a Celebratory Brunch - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Eggs Benedict Bar from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free, gluten-free, and grain-free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, gluten-free-, paleo-friendly, no refined sugar)

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and no refined sugar)

French Toast Sticks from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly)

Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free, Whole30 Compliant)

Tomato, Potato, and Leek Gratin from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

A big batch of Cold Brew Iced Coffee from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and dairy-free)

Green Goddess Dressing and Breakfast Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Shakshuka from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, Whole30 Compliant, and paleo-friendly)

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes with *VIDEO* from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

Salad Roll-Ups from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly, Whole30 Compliant)

Crudite Platter with Tzatiki from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free option, gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly, vegan)

Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins with *VIDEO* from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, and 30 minutes or less)

Spring Vegetable Quiche from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, paleo-friendly, no added sugar, and lactose-free)

Huevos Rancheros from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

Double Chocolate Donuts with Coconut from Tasty Yummies (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free)

Eggs Benedict with Asparagus on Portobello Mushrooms from Gourmande in the Kitchen (Grain-free, gluten-free, omit the goat cheese to make this dairy-free and paleo-friendly!)

Sweet Potato Hash from Running to the Kitchen (Whole30 compliant, no added sugar, grain-free, gluten-free)

Gluten-free Carrot Cake Baked Donuts with Coconut Cream Frosting from Food Faith Fitness

Green Shakshuka from The Healthy Maven (If using oil instead of butter this is Whole30 compliant! No added-sugar, nut-free, and grain-free)

Bloody Mary Cocktail with Spiralized Pickles from Inspiralized (Make sure to get a gluten-freeWorcestershire sauce and vodka to make this paleo-friendly. No added sugar, dairy-free, and nut-free)

Almond Flour Banana Bread from Detoxinista (gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and vegan-friendly)

Savory Fennel Chive Waffles from Eat Your Beets (Gluten-free, egg-free, and use cashew or almond milk to make this dairy-free and paleo-friendly!)

Asparagus-Pancetta Potato Breakfast Hash from SkinnyTaste (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, grain-free, Whole30 compliant)

Spring Vegetable Egg Casserole from Gimme Some Oven (Gluten-free, no sugar added, and grain-free! Use almond or cashew milk and omit the cheese or use a nut cheese to make this paleo-friendly!)

Mexican Eggs Benedict from Against All Grain (Whole30 compliant, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free)

Bacon Mushroom Spinach Frittata from Damn Delicious (Grain-free, gluten-free, and nut free. Use almond milk or nut milk of choice to make this dairy-free!)

Acai Smoothie Bowl from Eat Good 4 Life (Grain-free, dairy-free, 30 minutes or less, dairy-free, and egg free)

Blender Paleo Sticky Coffee Cake Muffins from Cotter Crunch (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free option, and no sugar added)

Sweet Potato Hash Egg Cups from Fit Foodie Finds (30 minutes or less, grain-free, nut-free, and gluten-free)

How to Host the Perfect Brunch!

How to host the perfect brunch

Don’t forget a cheese board!

How To Build The Ultimate Cheese Plate | Lexi's Clean Kitchen & American Express