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Seven Keto Salad Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer!

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  Published on August 20th, 2021
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  Last modified June 29th, 2023
Four plates of keto salads

Salads are the quintessential healthy food option when you are trying to slim down for the summer– and there’s a reason for that! Everyone goes for a salad when cutting calories because they are nutrient-dense, voluminous foods that are packed full of vegetables and protein. But, we all know that salads can get boring and make you want to fall off your diet. Shake things up with one of these seven keto salad recipes that are perfect for summer!

1.  Easy Keto Avocado Salad

Keto recipes don’t have to be extremely complex! Let’s start off simple with a basic summer salad staple–an easy avocado salad. Avocados, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon are married together for the perfect simple, yet refreshing salad.

2.  Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts and Parmesan

Say goodbye to boring salads and hello to this lettuce-less Brussels sprouts salad! Instead of using lettuce as a base, this salad uses kale and grilled Brussels sprouts to add an extra punch of flavor. Toss in walnuts and Parmesan and you have yourself a flavor-packed meal built around healthy cruciferous vegetables!

3.  Pecan Crusted Keto Chicken Salad

Following the keto diet means giving up fast food salads with crispy chicken on top. If you’re craving breaded chicken over grilled chicken, try this pecan-crusted chicken salad instead! The chicken is “breaded” with pecans, which adds both flavor and a crunchy texture.

4.  Fennel Salad with Arugula and Chicken

This recipe combines fennel, arugula, onion, parsley, pistachios, dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic into a salad that breaks all expectations! The tangy lemon juice and dijon mustard contrast the bitter fennel and arugula, and pair perfectly with the nutty pistachios.

5.  Keto Caesar Salad in the Nest

This fun and festive salad is a twist on the class Caesar salad. For this recipe, you’ll make “nests” out of Parmesan cheese. Add in lettuce, bacon, and caesar salad dressing and you have a low carb salad until any other!

6.  Keto Summer Caprese Salad

This isn’t your average salad with lettuce, meat, and dressing. This “salad” is actually just a Caprese mixture. It combines cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic vinegar into a light and delicious keto-friendly salad.

Since this Caprese salad is small, we recommend adding it in as a side dish to a healthy protein source like chicken or fish.

7.  Family Size Keto Cobb Salad

You can’t go wrong with a classic cobb salad. Cobb salads go hand-in-hand with the ketogenic diet because they are low in net carbs, but packed full of healthy fats! Plus, with bacon and blue cheese added, they aren’t your average boring salad!

Combine lettuce, grilled chicken, bacon, blue cheese, egg, and salad dressing (we recommend sugar-free ranch or blue cheese) and you have yourself a flavor-packed meal so delicious you’ll forget you’re eating a salad!

Plus, it’s a family-sized portion, so throw it in a large bowl for the whole family to enjoy!

What’s Your Favorite Keto Salad Recipe?

Comment below and share your favorite salad recipe to enjoy on the ketogenic diet!

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