It’s Summer. So salad days are here, again. But it can be tough to know how to make keto-friendly summer salads. What vegetables can you use? And how do you hit your desired macros of 80% fat, 15% protein, and 5% carbs?
You can make the best keto summer salads by using plenty of spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, kale, asparagus, avocado, and cabbage. All of these vegetables have the lowest net carb count. You can add other vegetables with higher carbs but be a little more careful with bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, and green beans.
Tomatoes have a higher carb count still, so these need to be used sparingly if you are on a strict keto diet of 20 grams of net carbs.
For a nutrient dense lunch or snack, try this sophisticated salad. The broccoli is blanched and then shocked in ice water to keep it fresh and vibrant. The addition of pumpkin seeds, pecans, and Parmesan make the salad both tasty and healthy, with different textures.
Everybody loves egg salad. Delicious hard boiled eggs mixed with mayonnaise are a firm favorite. They are ideal for a keto diet. If you like you can team the egg salad with some keto-friendly bread and make your favorite egg mayo sandwich. This recipe is lifted by the addition of turkey bacon, chives, Dijon mustard, and paprika.
This summer salad has it all. It's packed with healthy veggies and tasty meat and cheese. It has Iceberg lettuce, green onions, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes. It's also packed with bacon, hard boiled eggs, and mayonnaise. A perfect tasty salad that anyone will love. Keto-eaters included.
If you love crab, then you'll love this keto Crab Louie Salad. It combines fresh lump crab meat with hard boiled eggs, romaine lettuce, avocado, and tomato. It's tossed in a classic Louie dressing with a little heat from paprika and cayenne.
This colorful fruity summer salad makes an ideal accompaniment to meats and other entrees. You can top it with cheese or bacon to make it more substantial . It combines fresh spinach leaves with summer strawberries, almonds, goats cheese and a poppy seed dressing.
We love summer salads and all of these salads are keto-friendly. You can have fresh salads for lunch now the weather is warm. Salads are also great served with BBQs and cookouts. Both keto and non-keto eaters will love these salads. If you’re new to keto, now you have a host of great ideas. Try serving these salads with homemade keto bread. Happy salad days!