These keto salad recipes are the ultimate powerhouse meals to fuel your body.
It’s a common misconception that salads can’t be satiating.
Load them up the keto way and you’ll not only be full, but you’ll also get a ton of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and protein.
Proving keto is more than cheese and bacon, these salads feature a vast array of ingredients. But don’t worry, there are a few bacon and cheese recipes, too.
Grab a large bowl or a plate, because these keto salads come with the works.
The ultimate keto salad should have a handful of bacon, tender chicken, sharp cheese, and a hard-boiled egg for an extra protein boost.
So basically, it should be this recipe.
Low in carbs and high in protein, the veggies in this salad are a mere accompaniment to the meat and dairy.
Heavy on the toppings, this salad gets a creamy homemade ranch dressing to match.
Think outside the box of leafy greens and turn your salad into a fiber-rich broccoli dish.
Smother broccoli in a creamy, tangy dressing, then load on the fixings like bacon, cheddar, and onion.
Sunflower seeds give this salad a nice crunch and a boost of antioxidants.
This salad is great for potlucks, picnics, and even a dinner side dish.
Science has shown the Mediterranean diet is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
I say take some of that nourishment and turn it into a keto-friendly meal with this recipe.
This refreshing salad is quick to throw together and full of yummy flavors.
Chunks of feta and kalamata olives add some saltiness, while the snap of bell pepper and cucumber makes it super fresh.
The whole thing gets doused in heart-healthy olive oil and acidic red wine vinegar.
Low-carb and gluten-free, this chicken salad is all about creamy dressing and protein.
Shredded chicken gets a creamy coating of mayo along with garlic and mustard.
Fresh herbs and green onion add a delightful burst of freshness that complements the dish.
I think some celery or bell pepper will also add a wonderful crunch that will pair well with the other ingredients.
This Thai salad is a nice break from the usual salad routine. It’s brimming with fresh and crunchy ingredients that come together in a snap.
You’ll take a bag of slaw mix and toss in some cooked chicken, green onion, and cilantro. Then toss that with a creamy spicy peanut sauce.
Careful with the peanut sauce because it’s easy to overdo it.
You’ll want to coat the ingredients rather than drench them so they don’t get overpowered.
Tex-Mex salads always come with a bounty of ingredients and a wealth of flavors to match. This one is like a burrito in a bowl without a ton of carbs.
Chicken, cheese, and black soybeans are the main proteins. Then it’s got avocado, salad, lime, and cilantro for a Tex-Mex flair.
You can opt for the tortilla strips or leave them out to lower the net carb count.
Now that I’m thinking about Mexican food, I’ve got to mention this gratifying salad.
This one takes scrumptious taco fillings and turns them into a savory bowl.
It’s got the taco salad standards of fresh salsa, cheese, and crunchy romaine lettuce. For the protein, it piles on juicy ground beef.
The beauty of this salad is there’s room for versatility.
You can build it your way with a different protein, or try different it with different salad fixings.
Wedge salads always look so fancy when served in a restaurant. But despite their appearance, they couldn’t be easier to make.
You’ll take a chunk of iceberg lettuce and pile on hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese crumbles, chopped tomatoes, and bacon bits.
Then drizzle on the blue cheese dressing.
The result is a tangy, salty, and creamy salad that you’ll need a steak knife to devour.
Finding a salad that’s friendly to a range of diets can be challenging. But this recipe makes it easy.
It’s paleo, keto, soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. So what’s in it?
This salad has cooked chicken, a crunchy coleslaw mix, bell peppers, and iceberg lettuce.
It also has sliced almonds, but you can leave them out if you have a nut allergy.
This is an excellent recipe to have on hand when you’re going to a gathering and want a dish everyone can eat.
Looking for a warm winter salad? Bust out this recipe.
I think this warm kale salad will be a fabulous substitution to any run-of-the-mill cooked greens side dish.
Kale is sauteed in butter then tossed with a chunky blue cheese dressing. I love how the sharpness of the cheese adds a bite to these greens.
You could even saute the kale in some bacon grease and add in chopped bacon if you like.
Speaking of bacon, this is the classic way to serve it in a warm salad.
The salad features leafy spinach, hard-boiled eggs, bacon bits, and mushrooms. However, the real star of the show is the dressing.
It’s tangy, zesty, slightly sweet, and full of warm bacon grease.
I’m all about fresh arugula salads. Throw prosciutto into the mix and I can’t resist!
There’s something about thin strips of this salty pork that gets me every time. Pair it with fresh mozzarella balls, and you’ll have the perfect match.
This simple salad has an elegant touch that’s light yet full of flavor.
The seven layer bean dip just met its match with this salad. It’s got seven tantalizing layers that you’ll want to devour.
There’s a layer of crisp lettuce, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
You’ll need a decent sized casserole dish to build these overflowing layers.
This is certainly not a salad in the traditional sense, but I’m not here to argue. It’s so good, you’ll want to share this as an appetizer at your next party.
Rich, creamy, and comforting, this deviled egg salad takes only 10 minutes to make.
It’s great for barbecues, potlucks, and picnics. I even like to eat it for a quick lunch.
To keep things low carb, I recommend serving this as lettuce wraps or eating it as a side.
This salad is fit for the most ravished carnivore!
It’s got tender strips of juice flat iron steak that’s coated and seared in a spicy blackened seasoning.
If you’re in the mood for surf rather than turf, I think salmon will make a perfect substitution.
Keto and pasta sound counterintuitive. But this one is completely gluten-free!
It uses Gnooda gluten-free pasta which only has three net carbs per package.
That means you’ll get to satisfy your pasta salad craving without having a cheat day.
There’s also the mouthwatering antithesis to the pasta salad, the antipasto salad.
This recipe is perfect for when you want a salad heavy on the toppings rather than the greens.
It’s got an exquisite array of Italian ingredients. This includes mozzarella balls, chopped salami, olives, and prosciutto.
Salmon and avocado are two of my favorite things in life. This salad has both and then some.
I love how the cherry tomatoes and cucumbers give it a garden-fresh taste. I also love how the sharp feta and fatty bacon add in some guilty pleasure.
This comes with a creamy apple cider vinaigrette that melds everything together.
But I’ll admit that when I’m feeling lazy, I drizzle balsamic and olive oil on instead.
If you’re a fan of tuna salad, you’ll want to throw this one into the rotation.
It’s paleo, low-carb, and keto-friendly. Plus, it takes about 2 minutes to make.
Seriously, this three-ingredient salad is as effortless as they come.
It’s great for busy work days when you can barely get in a lunch break.
If you’re more of a chicken or turkey eater, try this one instead.
You’ll combine your protein of choice with a ton of flavorsome ingredients like mayo, mustard, balsamic, and spice.
Then toss in some fresh chives and flat leaf parsley to help cut through the fat.
I could eat this with a spoon, but it’s also good served on a bed of fresh mixed greens.
Talk about spoon worthy salad recipes! This classic egg salad is super creamy with a hint of spice.
You can boil the eggs ahead of time and then throw this together when hunger strikes.
I like to eat mine on strips of romaine lettuce with a couple of dashes of hot sauce for some extra spice.
Staying true to keto around the holidays can be tough. Fortunately, this autumn salad makes it easier.
Blackberries give this salad a juicy burst of sweet and tangy flavors. I particularly love how this pairs with the crunchy pecans on creamy goat cheese.
You can serve this on a bed of mixed greens, arugula, or even spinach.
Go bun-less with your burger and whip up this meat-filled meal.
Ground beef, bacon, and cheddar cheese will satiate your burger cravings. The crunchy romaine lettuces keep this keto-friendly.
But the best part is by far the copycat “Big Mac” dressing. Don’t worry, it has monk fruit as a sweetener, so you won’t have to worry about a heaping of sugar.
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