The perfect keto salad recipes are those that are made with the right combination of fats proteins and leafy greens. Of course, they have to be extremely low in carbs.
Green salads are often low in carbs. Just make sure you skip the regular dressing, especially if it’s loaded with sugar. Some of these salads tend to be low in fat and may not help you stay in ketosis.
The best keto salad recipes are those that also use low carb vegetables. They must also contain proteins, such as free range eggs, poultry, wild caught fish, seafood, and grass-fed meat.
If you need inspiration in preparing your own keto salad recipes, then check these out.
Keto Salad Recipes
1. Vegetarian Keto Club Salad
This Vegetarian Keto Club Salad from Craig Clarke at Ruled.me is made with low-carb veggies such as lettuce and cucumber. What makes this salad taste great is the creamy mayo dressing with a spicy kick of Dijon mustard.
With only 4.83 grams of net carbs per serving, this delicious salad recipe will definitely not put you out of ketosis. Of course you could always use this salad as a base and add some chicken or salmon to it for your protein.
2. Grilled Lemon-Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad
We can all agree that it is the dressing that makes the salad taste great. As for this Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad from Cafe Delites, it uses a dressing that also doubles as a marinade for the chicken.
Aside from being delicious, this chicken salad has everything you need for your keto macros – lots of fats and some proteins but only 13 grams of carbs per serving.
3. Easy Keto Egg Salad
Having eggs in your keto salad recipes is a good idea. One large egg contains less than 1 g of carbs, making it ideal for a low carb diet like keto.
This Easy Keto Egg Salad Recipe from Sam over at Hey Keto Mama would be a great recipe to try for your egg salad. It’s quick and easy to prepare and tastes great too.
4. Avocado Chicken Salad
Just like eggs, avocados are among those foods that are great for keto. They are super low in carbs but are loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If you want avocados on your salad, check out this Avocado Chicken Salad recipe from Kim the Low Carb Maven.
Instead of mayo, avocados were used to give the salad a creamy texture. She used hass avocados in the recipe because they have the highest fat ratio. This salad is great for low carb and Paleo diets.
5. Salmon Chopped Salad Recipe
If you’ve got some leftover salmon, make it into a salad using this Salmon Chopped Salad Recipe as your inspiration. Made by Olivia from the Primavera Kitchen, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare.
If you don’t have any left over salmon you can use tinned salmon but look for the better quality wild salmon. This salad is loaded with healthy fats and protein, which is perfect for your keto macros.
6. Low Carb BLTA Pesto Chicken Salad
I’m sure you know that BLTA stands for Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Avocado. These are the main ingredients of this Low Carb BLTA Pesto Chicken Salad from Kyndra, the face of Peace Love and Low Carb.
It’s one of those keto salad recipes that are made with several keto-friendly ingredients, such as bacon and avocados. Both of which are loaded with fats and can help you to stay in ketosis.
Do make sure that you make it with good quality nitrate free bacon and organic chicken.
7. Keto Greek Salad
If you’re fond of Greek salad and you want to make it keto-friendly, take inspiration from this Keto Greek Salad from Gerri, a qualified Chef and keto recipe creator at My Keto Kitchen.
Gerri joined her husband in following a keto diet after he was diagnosed with high cholesterol and diabetes type 2 even though he thought he was eating right and exercising regularly.
After struggling with her weight for years Gerri lost an amazing 70 lbs after changing to a keto diet.
This light and refreshing salad is made with feta cheese which is traditionally made with sheep’s milk. Sometimes you will find it made with sheep’s and goat’s milk or even cow’s milk. It’s perfect for warm weather.
The recipe can make 4 servings and you can store any leftover in the fridge for up to 3 days.
8. Spinach Avocado Shrimp Salad
This Spinach Avocado Shrimp Salad from Kelly, the recipe developer and blogger at Life Made Keto, is so refreshing and flavorful. You can have it for lunch or take it to a potluck.
It’s absolutely easy to make and you can customize it according to your liking. For instance, you can swap the shrimps with grilled chicken or salmon.
Interestingly Kelly changed to a Keto Diet to try to improve her autoimmune and gut issues after reading about the health benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. After a month of following the diet she started to feel better.
9. Easy Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Add more greens to your keto diet with this Easy Mediterranean Chopped Salad from Olivia at Primavera Kitchen. She says it’s her French-Canadian husband’s favorite salad recipe.
They changed to a low carb diet with plenty of veggies and good quality protein after discovering that her husband’s glycemic level and blood pressure were very high. They returned to normal after being on a low carb diet for a while.
Made with red onions, black olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, and feta cheese, this is the perfect salad to serve over lunch or dinner with friends! Of course you could add a different cheese if you prefer.
It can also make for a perfect side dish to any of your keto-friendly meals.
10. Easy Keto Tuna Salad
Tuna is a good source of essential nutrients, such as Omega 3 fatty acids. Plus, it’s high in protein, Vitamin D and selenium. Above all, it’s super low in carbs so you can have tuna in your keto diet.
This Easy Keto Tuna Salad from Mellissa Sevigny, recipe creator at I Breathe I’m Hungry, is one of those keto salad recipes that is ideal for low carb and Paleo diets. It’s very delicious and won’t take up much of your time to prepare.
11. Low Carb Shrimp Salad Cabbage Cups
Cabbage is a healthy low carb vegetable that you can have on keto since it only contains 2 grams of net carbs. If you are looking for inspiration for a keto salad with cabbage as its main ingredient, this Low Carb Shrimp Salad Cabbage Cups from Kalyn’s Kitchen would be perfect.
Kalyn says the recipe was inspired by her family’s favorite Shrimp and Macaroni Salad which she was always asked to make for the family Super Bowl party.
This tasty treat is dairy-free, gluten-free, and of course, keto-friendly.
12. Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower “Potato Salad”
So you find yourself craving for a potato salad. But you know you can’t have it because of your ketogenic lifestyle. When it comes to this, this Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Potato Salad from Karly, blogger at That Low Carb Life, would be a perfect alternative.
It’s loaded with grated cheddar cheese and crispy bacon slices. And instead of potatoes, this salad uses cauliflower that’s chopped into bite-sized chunks and steamed until tender.
13. Keto Spicy Tuna Salad
If you’re into spicy salads, check out this Keto Spicy Tuna Salad from Urvashi, recipe blogger over at Two Sleevers. Urvashi lost an impressive 80lbs on a keto diet and likes to share easy and delicious recipes from around the world.
This tasty salad is inspired by the taste of the spicy tuna roll, one of the world’s most loved sushi rolls. Although it tastes just like your favorite sushi, it does not come with the rice, which makes this recipe keto-friendly.
It’s high in protein from the tuna and fat from the avocado and mayonnaise.
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14. Keto Broccoli Salad
With only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, broccoli is a great superfood that you can include in your keto diet. Thankfully, there are plenty of keto salad recipes, with broccoli as its main ingredient.
For instance, this Keto Broccoli Salad that’s made by Christy Denney from The Girl Who Ate Everything is made with bacon and other keto-friendly ingredients that can help you to stay in ketosis.
If you want even more keto salad recipes then check these out on this blog.
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