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20 Keto Salad Recipes – Best Low Carb Salads

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Are you searching for a delicious keto salad that’s actually satisfying and delicious? Then, you’re in the right place because these 20 keto salad recipes are low in carbs, filling, and refreshing.

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Are Salads Keto?

Depending on the ingredients used, salads are a great keto option if you want a fresh and quick meal to fuel during the day. However, if your salad contains high sugar dressing or croutons, salads can be high in carbs and may kick you out of ketosis.

Making a keto salad is super easier and it’s a nutritious meal that helps you stay on track and reach your goals.

The Best Keto Dressings For Keto Salad

Finding a low carb salad dressing becomes much more challenging if you follow the ketogenic diet. Because so many sauces are high in carbs, finding delectable and nutritious ones may be difficult.

A person may tell if a salad dressing is suitable for the keto diet by reading the product’s nutrition label. A keto-friendly salad dressing, for example, may include fat or oil as one of the key components suggesting that the sauce is high in fat. Here are some components to look for in a salad dressing:

  • herbs and spices
  • olive oil
  • avocado oil
  • lemon juice
  • vinegar

Common Ingredients In Keto Salad

I love eating salad because it is one of those dishes that can be made according to everyone’s taste using ingredients you have on hand. Here are some of the best and most common keto ingredients used in keto salads:

  1. Raw greens – such as lettuce, spinach, kale, mixed greens, or arugula are commonly used in salads.
  2. Fresh Vegetables – Tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and peppers are just a few of my favorites.
  3. Nuts and Seeds – Salad toppings like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts, and chia seeds packed with nutrients are some of the best ingredients that add flavor to the salad.
  4. Cheese – Goat Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Blue Cheese, and Swiss cheese are some of my favorite options.
  5. Dressings – helps all the flavors bind together.

Tips For Making The Best Salad Recipe

  1. Don’t forget the healthy fats that should not be missing from the salad. So make sure that you are using avocado or extra virgin olive oil as an excellent source of healthy fats that have a protective role for the heart and brain.
  2. Homemade dressing is best. It is preferable to make a simple dressing at home that will enhance the salad’s flavor.
  3. Use equal amounts of ingredients – especially when it comes to classic salads – a “balanced” salad should have about the same amount of lettuce, meat, and vegetables.
  4. Use ingredients with different textures. Mix something crunchy with something creamy and something consistent, for example.

Best Vegetables For A Keto Salad

Here is a list of the best low carb vegetables that will taste extremely delicious in your keto salad.

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Broccoli 
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Onion 
  • Cucumber 
  • Peppers
  • Cauliflower 
  • Brussels Sprouts

Here’s our list of keto-friendly salad salads. Our complete guide to the finest keto salad recipes is a must-read if you love salads.

Big Mac Salad – Keto Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

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This Big Mac salad is loaded with hearty ground beef, fresh lettuce, tomato, and an incredible big mac sauce that tastes just like the original. In under 20 minutes, make the best gluten-free keto cheeseburger salad that’s nutritious and crazy delicious!
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Low Carb Chicken Cobb Salad

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Low Carb Chicken Cobb Salad has all the classic flavors of the popular favorite with a simple vinaigrette. Made with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cucumber, avocado and cheese – perfect for lunch or your next potluck!
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Easy Broccoli Salad

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This broccoli salad is a crowd-pleaser, perfect salad for any party or potluck. It’s a mouthwatering combination of fresh broccoli, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, toasted almonds, red onion, and a creamy homemade mayonnaise dressing. It's the best broccoli salad recipe that's ready in less than 15 minutes.
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Loaded Cauliflower Salad

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Perfect for a hot summer day spent by the pool or any time you’re grilling out! This LOADED CAULIFLOWER SALAD has all of the fixings for a loaded baked potato, but we’ve swapped in healthy cauliflower and we’re serving it cold like potato salad.
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The Best Creamy Cucumber Salad

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This German creamy cucumber salad is easy, refreshing, and crunchy. It’s a summertime staple in our kitchen that’s perfect for a potluck, BBQ and it’s ready within minutes.
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Keto Avocado Shrimp Salsa

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This keto-friendly Avocado Shrimp Salsa will be a delicious healthy shrimp salad for your family because it’s packed with amazing flavors and taste. It’s a little bit different from ceviche because we actually cook the shrimp instead of curing raw shrimp in citrus juices. This dish is like a hybrid of ceviche and pico de gallo.
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Best Easy and Healthy Tuna Salad – Keto & Low Carb Recipe

Make the best tuna sandwiches with this quick one bowl classic tuna salad recipe. It's made with a few wholesome ingredients such as flaky tuna, Greek yogurt, celery, red onion.
Tuna Salad is my to go meal on warm summer days because it's made with a few wholesome ingredients. It is creamy and flavorful served on its own, sandwiches, on a bed of greens, wrapped in lettuce for an easy work lunch or weeknight meal.
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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

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Crunchy, creamy chicken salad turns these avos into a protein-packed meal.
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Creamy Homemade Coleslaw Salad Recipe

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This Homemade Coleslaw is exceptionally creamy, fresh, and crispy. It’s a breeze to make, a family favorite and goes well with almost any main dish.
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Creamy Shrimp Salad with Dill

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This shrimp salad contains no mayo, but gets its creaminess from sour cream instead. This recipe may be part of a low carb, keto, egg free, or Atkins diet.
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Easy Low Carb Keto Avocado Chicken Salad

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This easy keto chicken salad with avocado and bacon is full of flavor and very satisfying. It’s made with wholesome ingredients that are very nutritious, easy to make, and loaded with healthy fats.
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Keto Canned Salmon Salad

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This Keto Canned Salmon Salad is a convenient and easy paleo lunch recipe that is low in carbs. This protein-rich dish only has a few ingredients but it’s so satisfying. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and yummy!
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Easy Italian Caprese Salad

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This Caprese Salad or the Insalata Caprese is a classic Italian dish that is loaded with juicy, perfectly ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fragrant basil. It’s topped with olive oil and a delicious balsamic glaze. The balsamic glaze brings together all the favors for an incredible Italian inspired meal, appetizer or snack. It is super easy to whip up, vibrant, yet incredibly tasty and naturally low carb.
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Keto Caesar Salad Recipe With Low Carb Croutons

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Our Keto Caesar Salad is one of the most frequent meals we eat It’s loaded with all the low-carb favorites; bacon, parmesan, boiled eggs & don’t forget those delicious Keto Bread Croutons!
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Creamy Healthy Keto Egg Salad – Low Carb Recipe

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Learn how you can make a healthy keto egg salad with avocado. It’s super nutritious, low in carbs, rich in minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Perfect for a quick keto lunch, this salad recipe provides a lot of health benefits. Avocado makes the salad nutritious and healthy.
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Keto Sweet Pork Salad

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If you’ve enjoyed the salads at places like Cafe Rio or Costa Vida, you’re going to love this keto sweet pork salad! Flavorful sugar free sweet pork sits on a bed of crisp romaine, topped with avocado, Mexican cheese, cilantro, tomato, cotija cheese, and a creamy keto tomatillo dressing.
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Easy Taco Salad Recipe

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This taco salad it's super easy to make in just 20 minutes from scratch with wholesome ingredients. It's a healthy salad recipe with ground beef, fresh lettuce, avocado, and cheddar cheese. Loaded with flavor, you have to try this taco salad recipe that's delicious, creamy, and perfectly spiced.
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Chicken Fajita Salad

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This delicious chicken fajita salad is the perfect healthy dinner idea! These marinated chicken thighs and salad dressing can be used with any other recipes too!
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Easy Keto Chicken Salad Recipe

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This easy keto chicken salad with avocado and bacon is full of flavor and very satisfying. It’s made with wholesome ingredients that are very nutritious, easy to make, and loaded with healthy fats and fiber.
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20 Keto Salads Recipes – Best Low Carb Salads

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Prep time 10 mins
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

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Are you searching for a delicious keto salad that's actually satisfying and delicious? Then, you're in the right place because these 20 keto salad recipes are low in carbs, filling, and refreshing.
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 large chicken breast cooked
  • 2 large avocados cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups lettuce
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs peeled and chopped
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Lemon Wedges

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients for the keto salad in a large bowl.
  • Make the dressing by whiking olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
482kcal
Total Carbs
13g
Net Carbs
5g
Protein
34g
Fat
34g
Fiber
8g
Sugar
3g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword keto salads
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