This list has everything from a classic Cobb (with a keto twist) to unique plays on the classic Caesar salad. But there is one thing that each of these recipes has in common: they are all packed with flavor.
1. Cobb Salad
Cobb salad is always a favorite, and the best part about these tasty salads is that most of the time they are already ketogenic. This recipe includes a creamy homemade keto ranch dressing that you can make in bulk to use in other dishes as well. It’s packed with protein (17 grams) and has only six net carbs.
2. Pesto Chicken Avocado Salad
Pesto is one of those seasonings that you can add to almost any food for extra flavor. The combination of pesto, chicken, and vegetables in this chicken pesto salad will leave you in the dark. Dress it up with pine nuts, or any other nut or seed of your choice, and don’t forget those fragrant fresh basil leaves.
3. Egg Salad
Egg salad is a classic dish that can be served on its own, on top of a vegetable salad, or wrapped in a lettuce wrap. This recipe offers a host of variations, including extra spices, added avocado, bacon, and dill, or an extra touch of protein with a little chicken.
4. Creamy Cucumber Salad
If you’re looking for something lighter, this creamy cucumber salad makes a great side to your main meal. It’s packed with flavor from dill, lemon, and garlic, and it goes great with some grilled chicken or baked salmon. One serving has only 86 calories with six net carbs.
5. Broccoli Salad
This broccoli salad is loaded with flavorful ingredients like onion, cheddar cheese, bacon, and ranch seasoning. The sour cream and mayonnaise give it a creamy texture, and the broccoli gives it a perfect crunch. One serving contains just five grams of net carbs and 12 grams of protein, making it the perfect keto food or side, depending on how hungry you are.
6. Keto Greek Salad
There’s nothing like a fresh Greek salad with tomato, cucumber, feta, onion, pepper, and olives. Top it with some olive oil and vinegar dressing, and you have the perfect keto summer salad. This recipe doesn’t have to cut any corners to fit into a keto diet and eat up because each serving only contains four net carbs.
7. Zesty Chili Lime Keto Tuna Salad
Tuna salad is one of the fastest meals you can make. You’re welcome to mix this one up, but the recipe as is creating the perfect balance of lime, spice, and creaminess. Wrap it in some lettuce or toss it on top of some veggies for a little spice.
8. Keto Prosciutto Arugula Side Salad
This prosciutto and arugula salad will take you on a trip to a plaza in Italy. The ingredients are simple; prosciutto, arugula, fresh mozzarella, black pepper, olive oil, and garlic. It makes a great side dish, or if you want to add more protein like chicken or salmon, you can serve it as a whole meal.
9. Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado Salad
Sometimes a salad can be as delicious as it is simple. This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad is the perfect example of how taking simple, fresh ingredients and combining them can create a masterpiece of flavor. A little shout out to fresh dill and parsley.
10. Simple Seaweed Salad
How about that delicious seaweed salad that comes next? While the traditional recipe is too sweet to be considered keto, this low carb version brings the same flavors and textures, without the carbs. If you’ve never cooked with kombu before, be sure to cook it until tender.