20+ Keto Salad Recipes

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Are you looking for some new salad recipes that are extremely delicious and healthy at the same time? Well, look no further. We’ve created a list with 20+ keto salad recipes that are filling, nutritious, packed with proteins, and super refreshing.

20+ Keto Salad Recipes

So get ready to surprise your taste buds with these 20+ delicious keto salad recipes! Whether you’re looking for a refreshing lunch or a hearty dinner, these salads are packed with flavor, healthy fats, and plenty of protein to keep you feeling satisfied all day long. 

Starting from classic simple salad recipes to creative protein-packed options, this list has something for everyone. Also, these recipes are low in carbs and high in nutrients, making them the perfect addition to any keto meal plan.

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Are Salads Keto-Friendly?

The answer to this question depends very much on the ingredients used to create the salad. For example, a salad with high-sugar dressing, croutons, or high in-carb vegetables may kick you out of ketosis.

But fortunately, there are many salad recipes that are great for a keto diet since they are made with naturally low-carb ingredients, healthy fats, and high-fat dressing.

So if you are on a keto diet and want to make a salad, it’s important to avoid high-carb ingredients like croutons and sweetened dressings and to pay attention to the carb count of each ingredient to stay within the limits of the ketogenic diet.

Common Ingredients In Keto Salad Recipes

  • Leafy greens: spinach, arugula, kale, or mixed greens
  • Vegetables: such as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, bell peppers, or cucumbers
  • High-fat proteins: chicken, turkey, beef, salmon, or eggs
  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or chia seeds
  • Avocado
  • Cheese: feta, blue cheese, or goat cheese
  • High-fat dressings: made from ingredients like olive oil, avocado oil, or full-fat dairy

Steps For Making A Keto Salad

  • Choose your base: Start with a base of leafy greens such as spinach, arugula, or mixed greens.
  • Prepare your favorite low-carb vegetables: cucumbers, tomatoes, or bell peppers.
  • Add protein: grilled chicken, steak, or salmon. Alternatively, you can add boiled eggs, bacon, or tofu for a vegetarian option.
  • Add healthy fats: avocado chunks, nuts, or seeds.
  • Dress it up: Top your salad with a keto-friendly dressing such as olive oil and vinegar, avocado oil, or ranch made with full-fat dairy.
  • Mix it up: Mix everything to distribute the ingredients and flavors evenly.
  • Garnish and serve: Add some cheese, keto croutons, herbs, or extra toppings for a finishing touch, and enjoy your delicious and satisfying keto salad.

Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

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Even radish haters love this creamy cucumber radish salad that’s so crunchy and refreshing. It paleo, Whole30, and keto, and makes a perfect side for BBQs and warmer weather meals!

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad
Refreshing, tasty, healthy, and made from easy-to-find ingredients, this creamy cucumber salad recipe is the perfect choice for those moments when you need a quick and delicious side dish recipe.


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Looking for a quick and simple way to make a low carb salad? This Keto Cabbage Salad Recipe is the way to go. Creamy mayo based dressing over tender, thinly shaved colorful cabbage, cucumbers and radishes.

Keto Egg Salad with Bacon

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Classic egg salad that's high in protein, low in carbs! This egg salad tastes just like deviled eggs! Perfect side dish for dinner's or wrap in lettuce to make a super easy meal prep.

The Best Keto Egg Salad

keto egg salad in a bowl ready to be served
This keto egg salad tastes amazing and it’s perfect for breakfast on a low carb bread toast or for lunch in a lettuce wrap. It’s extremely easy to make with simple ingredients, very creamy and so delicious. It will instantly become a staple in your kitchen.


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Who says you can’t enjoy potato salad if you live a keto lifestyle? With a little bit of creativity and a switch of one major ingredient you can! Although technically not “potato” salad, this gluten free potato salad is made using cauliflower instead. It’s packed with the same traditional ingredients and made the same way, but the star of the show is keto-friendly cauliflower instead of potatoes!

Keto Broccoli Salad Recipe

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This delicious keto broccoli salad is low-carb, super healthy, and loaded with healthy fats, nutrients, and fiber.

Easy Low-Carb Caprese Salad

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There are few things that beat the simplicity and flavor of a fresh, low-carb caprese salad! Our low-carb recipe is made keto-friendly by using the lowest-carb balsamic you can find, (be sure to check the labels—some balsamic vinegars contain a LOT of sugar), as well as adding in just a little healthy cider vinegar as well.

Keto Salmon Salad

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Keto Salmon Salad – a delicious loaded meal made with grilled or broiled salmon, cucumber, eggs, tomatoes, avocado, crispy bacon and a creamy and tangy vinaigrette. Low carb, keto , gluten free with Whole 30 & paleo friendly options.

Best Keto Tuna Salad

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This is the best keto tuna salad recipe that’s super quick to make and loaded with flavor. Served on keto bread or lettuce wraps, enjoy an excellent tuna salad that bursts with flavor and keeps you full for hours.

Keto Shrimp Salad

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This Keto Shrimp Salad is healthy and delicious salad to surely delight the palate. It's easy, fresh, and ready in under 30 minutes. This might become one of your favorite low carb shrimp recipes.

Keto Mediterranean Greek Salad

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If you are needing the perfect healthy side dish, look no further. This Keto Mediterranean Greek Salad is perfect for any night of the week and can also serve as a yummy snack. This is one of my go-to side dishes during the week. It’s filled with so much flavor and fills me right up. In addition, it is the perfect dish to take to any social gathering or picnic. 

Low Carb Caesar Salad with Chicken

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This low carb chicken caesar salad with chicken has everything you want in a caesar salad while being low carb and keto! Crisp Romain lettuce, juicy chicken, crispy parmesan chips and a creamy homemade Keto Caesar salad dressing. 

The Best Keto Spinach Salad! (Low Carb)

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If you’re one of the many cutting carbs from your diet right now, this Keto Spinach Salad w/ chicken, bacon, eggs, and avocado is low carb and just what you need. It might very well be your new favorite salad!

Keto Strawberry Spinach Salad

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This paleo and keto strawberry spinach salad is incredibly fresh, nutritious, simple and scrumptious! Whip it up in under 15 minutes for a stellar low carb side dish.

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad
This Antipasto salad is loaded with fresh lettuce, tomato, cheese, pepperoni, salami slices, and a delicious balsamic dressing that completes everything perfectly. Learn how to make the best antipasto salad that’s easy to make, customizable, and ready in only 10 minutes.

Keto Hamburger Salad

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Keto Hamburger Salad (known as a Big Mac Salad) lets you enjoy all the flavors of a ground beef cheeseburger from McDonald's while keeping your low carb diet in check.

Taco Salad

Taco Salad
Ready in 20 minutes, this delicious taco salad is extremely flavorful and satisfying. Made from naturally low-carb ingredients, this salad is loaded with healthy fats and fiber making it a great lunch or dinner idea.

Easy BLT Keto Salad Recipe

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BLT – Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomatoes. A match made in heaven! This super easy BLT keto salad recipe can be ready in no time and makes a perfect low carb salad or side dish.

Whole30 + Keto Wedge Salad

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A good wedge salad is one of my favorite things to order on a date night at the steakhouse. I don’t know what it is, but they are always so dang good! This Whole30 + Keto wedge salad is just like the one at the steakhouse (but less expensive). It is topped with a creamy homemade ranch, crispy bacon, perfect boiled eggs and juicy tomatoes. This wedge will be your new favorite salad!

Keto Steak Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

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This Keto Steak Salad is filled with a ton of greens, sliced avocado, grilled red onions and tomatoes, chopped boiled eggs, sliced jicama, and thinly sliced sirloin and drizzled with a homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette.
Antipasto Salad

20+ Keto Salad Recipes

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Prep time 10 minutes
Yelds 4 servings


Are you looking for some new salad recipes that are extremely delicious and healthy at the same time? Well, look no further. We’ve created a list with 20+ keto salad recipes that are filling, nutritious, packed with proteins, and super refreshing.


  • 6 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 oz salami diced
  • 6 oz provolone cheese
  • 4 oz marinated artichokes drained and chopped
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives
  • 4 oz mozzarella balls
  • 2 oz pepperoni

For Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by preparing the dressing. In a small bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  • Prepare all the ingredients for the salad by chopping the romaine lettuce, halving the cherry tomatoes, dicing the salami, slicing the red onion, and draining and chopping the marinated artichokes.
  • In a large bowl, assemble the salad by adding the romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, salami, provolone cheese, marinated artichokes, red onion, olives, mozzarella balls, and pepperoni.
  • Drizzle the salad with the prepared dressing.
  • Mix the salad gently to coat all the ingredients with the dressing.
  • Serve the salad immediately and enjoy!
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Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword keto salad recipes
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