Salads that are Keto-Friendly
While its great to enjoy the bacon and butter part of the Ketogenic diet, it is so very important to still eat a well-balanced diet and get your veggies in each and every day. Lots of salads with different toppings are a quick, easy way to pack in the flavor and as long as there is enough fat then you’ll stay full until your next meal. Great fat additions are different types of cheese, bacon, sour cream, oil as a dressing, avocados, black olives, or a few nuts sprinkled on top.
Cobb salads are always delicious and having this one with spinach as the greenery means you’re getting a whole host of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. Add a homemade olive oil dressing and this is a really great well-rounded meal:
Big Mac Salad
This one might sound a little odd at first but if you’ve ever had a bun-less burger then this isn’t that different – just a little extra lettuce. Give it a try here’s the recipe:
BLT Balsamic Chicken, Avocado & Feta Salad
Leave the honey out of the dressing, and this is a great low carb yet delicious Keto salad:
Pesto Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad
If you’re really looking for something with a bright punch of flavor, then adding pesto to your meal is a super easy way to make that happen! You can make it with just 3 ingredients or buy a jar from the grocery store, and it completely transforms the taste of a basic salad with chicken avocado and other veggies. You can find the recipe on Café Delites website:
Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad
Buffalo chicken can be incorporated into your keto life in a number of different ways from dips, to inside lettuce wraps, or as a casserole, but this recipe adds to top a salad which leaves you with a flavorful salad with a mix of heat from the hot sauce and cool creaminess of the bleu cheese. The best part is, you can mix up a batch of buffalo flavored chicken and eat it one day on a salad and another day mix it with bleu cheese dressing and eat it as a dip with celery sticks. Yum!
Check the ingredients list on the Ranch dressing bottle, or make your own:
Cobb Egg Salad
Eat this on keto bread or 90 second bread, or just in a bowl with a fork. Egg Salad is a classic timeless meal that gives you a good dose of protein and fat:
Greek Avocado Chicken Salad
Leave off the pine nuts in this recipe (they’re higher in carbs) and this is very flavorful thanks to the sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives:
Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
This is a really bright fresh salad to add to your plate. It might be better served as a side to some type of protein, or perhaps chop up some grilled chicken and toss it right into the salad. Either way this is a must-try:
Thai Peanut Chicken Zoodles
Replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos, and this is a really yummy Keto friendly recipe:
Taco Cabbage Skillet
OK, I know what you’re thinking. Cabbage. But give it a chance! There are quite a few really tasty Keto cabbage recipes out there, try this one next:
Taco salad is a staple on my meal plan each week. A lot of the ingredients you can keep around all the time – salsa, meat that can be seasoned with taco seasoning (try my own taco seasoning recipe), black olives, peppers, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, and maybe some onion or tomato. Here’s a great recipe to try:
Well, there you have it! 11 savory salads that will fill your veggie quota so that you can actually enjoy it. Want to see more recipe round-ups like this one? Check out:
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Have you tried any of these recipes? Are you looking for a specific type of keto recipe that you just can’t find? Tell us in the comments below!