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I’ve talked before about how much I LOVE being on the Keto diet. Well, I shouldn’t call it a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle change!
Thanks to Keto, I’ve lost bunches of weight, got more energy than ever before and look and feel great! Can’t argue with that! I love the food (think creamy delicious Chicken Alfredo!) and it’s helping me to explore new foods and tastes.
Keto Salad Recipes
Now that it’s nearly summer, I have desperately wanted to eat more salads. But my normal salad recipes just aren’t suitable for Keto. So I decided to hunt around the internet to find the best Keto Salad recipes to share with you.
Keto Salad recipes are the best! Tasty, nutritious and healthy! What more can you ask for?
Below are 11 of the absolute best recipes I could find. I tried to add a bit of variety, so there is a keto salad recipe for all occasions! Enjoy!
7 Layer Salad
Fat: 20g – Protein: 10g – Net Carbs: 4g
We’ll start with a modern classic – the 7 Layer Salad. This keto salad is great because it can be made ahead of time and keeps for about 24 hours. Useful if you are having a party, or just want to get a jump on the prep for your weekly meals.
Wholesome Yum has some amazing keto recipes (and non-keto too!) and has a great 7-Layer Salad with Mayonnaise which is sooooo quick and easy to make. I love ranch dressing, so I’ll probably be making this with ranch instead (see further down this post for a great Keto Ranch Dressing recipes!).
Big Mac Salad
Fat: 21g – Protein: 19g – Net Carbs: 2g
I know “Big Mac” and “Salad” don’t seem to be two words that should be used in a sentence together, but this Big Mac Salad is amazing! As Keto Salads go, this is probably one of my favorites!
Check out the recipe at Low Carb Yum. This keto salad recipe does call for quite a few ingredients, but it would be a great dinner for the whole family (my kids love it!).
Roasted Peppers and Zucchini Salad
Fat: 18g – Protein: 4g – Net Carbs: 2g
Danielle and Erika at Have Butter Will Travel have created this amazingly tasty keto salad with roasted peppers (they are Ozzies, so call them capsicum!) and zucchini noodles. Just six ingredients and this salad is out of this world tasty!
I love feta cheese, so this keto salad is the perfect lunchtime meal for me. I pack it up and take it to work and watch my co-workers drool over it! Ha! Who’s on a weird diet now?!
Antipasto Salad with Italian Dressing
Fat: 41g – Protein: 14g – Net Carbs: 7g
This Antipasto salad kicks quite the keto punch with 41 grams of fat! The carb grams are bit higher (7 grams) than I’d normally like, but worth it for the high-fat content!
Cook Eat Paleo has the full recipe and it really is worth a try. I love it for a hot evening when I want something quick, cool and yummy!
Mediterranean Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Fat: 12g – Protein: 4g – Net Carbs: 7g
After the antipasto salad, we’ll stay in the Mediterranean for this delicious keto salad. A Mediterranean salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.
Wholesome Yum has this amazing recipe which is so easy to make. The dressing is much easier than I expected. This keto salad is definitely going to feature heavily in my summer menus!
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
Fat: 18g – Protein: 27g – Net Carbs: 8g
Back to Danielle and Erika for this wonderful Asian inspired keto salad. It uses Konjac Noodles which can be difficult to find – if you can’t find them, you can use zucchini noodles instead.
The chicken is marinated before cooking, so it has an amazing Asian taste. The combination of the peanut butter, ginger and garlic make a wonderful dressing that you will want to try on other foods (I want to try it on salmon).
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Fat: 7g – Protein: 1g – Net Carbs: 3g
This is Tomato Cucumber Salad by Cook Eat Paleo is a great side of summer barbeques that the whole family will enjoy (just make sure to save an extra large portion for yourself!).
Make sure you let the onions and the cucumber sit in the vinegar for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. It takes the edge off the raw onions and makes the cucumber extra yummy!
Avocado Egg Salad
Fat: 21g – Protein: 11g – Net Carbs: 5g
OK, so this isn’t technically what you think of from a “salad”… but it has salad in the title, so that’s good enough for me! Diethood has this awesome Avocado Egg Salad recipe, just right for summer!
I LOVE egg salad, I used to love to spread it on toast, but that’s not very keto-friendly. So now I have it on its own or as a side with my dinner.
Caprese Salad Skewers with Pesto and Bacon
Fat: 12g – Protein: 7g – Net Carbs: 2g
This keto salad is great for entertaining because it looks as good as it tastes. The Caprese Salad Skewers from Wholesome Yum is just delicious! You won’t be able to stop yourself reaching for seconds!
It’s also really family-friendly because kids love any food on a stick!
Chicken Fajita Salad
Fat: 29g – Protein: 18g – Net Carbs: 10g
This keto salad is AMAZING! It really is more of a complete meal than a salad. It will leave you full all day! It does have more carbs than I would normally have in a salad. So this might not be one you want to have when you are trying to get into ketosis, but if you are already in keto, then this would be a perfect dinner (with a yummy fat bomb after!).
My PCOS Kitchen shows you how to make this yummy Chicken Fajita Salad. It so versatile, you can really mix things up and use your favorite ingredient. Check out the other keto recipes at My PCOS Kitchen, she has some really great ones – it’s one of my “go-to” keto sites!
Spring Mix Salad with Blueberries, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts
Fat: 14g – Protein: 4g – Net Carbs: 4g
When you’ve been on the keto diet for a while, having something like berries is such a treat because they taste soooo sweet (your taste buds get used to having less sugary foods). So this Spring Mix Salad with Blueberries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts almost tastes like dessert!
Wholesome Yum has done it again with this amazing keto salad recipe. It really is awesome! I have a mild addiction to goat cheese, so this is fast becoming a favorite keto meal for me! Surprisingly my family like this one too – probably because of the sweetness.
BONUS – Keto Ranch Dip
Fat: 12g – Protein: 0g – Net Carbs: 2g
I love keto salad dressings because they can pack such a great fat-bomb punch and they just make any salad seem like a treat!
Erika and Danielle at Have Butter Will Travel, have this heavenly Keto Ranch dressing recipe that is perfect for any type of keto salad. They even show you how to make your own Keto Mayonnaise as a base for the ranch dressing – I had no idea it was so easy! No more junkie store-bought mayo for me!
Use this Keto Ranch Dressing recipe as a salad dressing or a dip with veggie sticks. Soooo yummy!
So now we are all set for summer with these amazing Summer Keto Salad recipes. I’m so excited to try them all, especially as they make perfect lunches (I struggle with finding keto foods that I can take to work).
Which ones are you going to try?!