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10 Best Keto Salad Recipes To Make

10 Best Keto Salad Recipes To Make

Salads are one of the most diverse food choices existing. They're all green mixed with different colours and flavors making them a powerhouse of health, nutrition, flavors and energy. The best thing about salads is that they can be eaten as any meal, in a simpler way or in the most lavish way. Salads are never harmful and that is the reason most of the dieters are showing up to this salad eating bandwagon to enjoy the benefits of good health, the uniqueness of nutrient rich, colorful salads. 

Oftentimes people are unaware of the diverse ways in which they can consume salads and when they think of salads, their mind only says green-green and green. We are here to burst this myth and to tell you that vegan and non vegan salads can be full of nutrients and taste. Here are 10 Keto Salads you must try when on a Keto diet and otherwise as well. 

1. SHRIMP SALAD

Shrimp salad is one of the most classic Keto salads. It is an easy recipe which is a powerhouse of nutrition and taste. It is made with fresh herbs and veggies and shrimp with condiments such as mayonnaise.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 pounds large shrimp
  • 2 cups mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup minced red onion
  • 1 cup minced celery 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  2. On a large baking sheet, toss shrimp with vinegar, oil and season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Bake it until shrimps are completely opaque. 
  4. Now whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, red onion and celery and season with dijon, salt and pepper. 
  5. Add cooked shrimp, red onion, and celery, and toss until combined. 

2. GREEK SALAD

A bowl of Greek Salad is a must try on a Keto diet. Made with fresh summer veggies and flavors, this salad gives you the energy to workout for the whole day and makes you feel refreshed.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 lettuce chopped
  • 1-1 red onion, black olives, bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 red tomatoes and cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil and lemon zest

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the onion, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese.
  2. Mix it well. 
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and black and green peppers. 
  4. Pour dressing over salad, toss and serve.

3. STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

Who does not like the sweet and savoury taste of strawberry and the rich green nutrients of spinach. How about having them together in your breakfast or at the dinner table. Here is a quick recipe 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 5 red strawberries
  • 1 bowl chopped salted spinach
  • 1 tablespoon apple vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Lemon Zest and oregano for seasoning.

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Dice the strawberries into small pieces and shapes of your choice.
  2. Add them into the bowl of pureed or minced sauteed spinach and 1 tbsp apple vinegar.
  3. Mix it well and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon zest and oregano in it and stir nicely before serving.

4. AVOCADO EGG SALAD

Avocado is one of the most healthy and Keto friendly foods existing. In addition, eggs are considered to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids, proteins and fats which makes this combo salad a perfect one.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 eggs, sliced into thin pieces 
  • 1 avocado cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and salt
  • 2 tablespoons of pepper and lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Add sliced eggs and avocado and toss gently. 
  4. Serve with lettuce. 
5. GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD

Do you love chicken and are tired of eating its spicy gravy recipes such as chicken roll, chicken curry. Well, you don't need to worry because we've got you covered with grilled chicken salad.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 grilled chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chopped avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, onions
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, bell peppers, dried oregano

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a  bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, onion and avocado and stir it. 
  2. No whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano and coat the salad with it.
  3. Slice or chop grilled chicken breasts.
  4. Place salad on serving plates. 
  5. Arrange half of sliced grilled chicken breast on top of the salad. 

6. LOADED CAULIFLOWER SALAD

Try this Keto Friendly, Loaded Cauliflower Salad to get the most of your Keto diet.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 large cauliflower.
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 c. sour cream and mayonnaise 
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano and chives.

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Bowl 1 litres of water in a bowl
  2. Add cauliflower, cover pan, and steam until tender, about 4 minutes. 
  3. Drain and let cool while you prep other ingredients.
  4. Now cook bacon until crispy.
  5. Now whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic powder. 
  6. Add cauliflower and toss gently. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper, then fold in bacon, cheddar, and chives. 
7. TACO SALAD

A taco salad is originally a non vegan Tex-Mex dish that includes natural ingredients used in Tex-Mex tacos and is Keto friendly as well. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups minced beef
  • Spices of your choice, lemon zest, oregano
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cheese. 
  • Veggies such as tomatoes, onions. 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Crumble the  beef in chunks.
  3. Let sear until browned on bottom then turn and break up beef and continue to cook until cooked through.
  4. Layer lettuce among individual plates. 
  5. Top with chips, beef mixture, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and red onion.
  6. Serve fresh. 
8. EGG AND MAYO SALAD

Egg and Mayo salad has to be every Keto dieter's favorite Ketogenic salad. It has endless health benefits, with the nutritional value of eggs and the taste of mayo, it is a must try. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 eggs, sliced into thin pieces 
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and salt
  • 2 tablespoons of pepper and lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Add sliced eggs into it and toss gently
  4. Serve fresh with pieces of lettuce or crisp bacon. 

9. RED PEPPER SPINACH SALAD

The red pepper spinach salad has the tanginess of peppers and the rich green minerals present in spinach. While this is a 5 minute recipe, it tastes much better than the efforts required in making it. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a mixing bowl, put 3 cups of spinach.
  2. Add 1 Cup Ranch Dressing and mix it into the spinach.
  3. Now add 1 cup cheese and 1 tsp red pepper flakes.
  4. Mix well and serve fresh. 
10. VEGAN KALE SALAD

Are you a vegan Keto dieter looking for vegetarian salad options? You no more need to be searching for it here and there since we've got you covered with Vegan Kale Salad. This salad is colorful, vegan, gluten free, rich and fulfilling.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Kale, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Mix the salad dressings (olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper)  in a bowl and keep aside. 
  2. Now put the kale and half the salad dressings in a bowl and mash until kale becomes soft and tender 
  3. Add the chopped avocados and the other half of the salad dressing, mix well in extra virgin olive oil.
  4. If you refrigerate it you can use it for 2-3 days as well.

THE BOTTOM LINE

While you are on a Ketogenic diet, try out all the Keto Friendly foods for getting the best results out of your diet and to maintain the smooth process of Ketosis. Don't forget to drink enough water to avoid Keto Flu and try these extremely tasty and healthy Keto salads and we're sure you'd continue munching on them lifelong. 

Happy Dieting with Salads. 


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