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15 Keto Salads Recipes 

Here are the 15 refreshing and budget-friendly salads for those who are ignoring carbs. Whether it’s summer, spring, or fall, these salads will always delight your taste buds and keep you feeling light and satisfied.

Salads are the best side, and you can easily make them within a few minutes and serve them with your substantial meal. They are light, comforting, and refreshing. 

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But you might have noticed that some salads are high in carbs and calories. And these salads won’t work for keto dieters. But thankfully, finding keto salads is not a challenging task. 

Today, I’m going to share my 15 favorite salads that you can easily add to your ketogenic diet plan. 

1- Caprese Salad Keto

If you’re a fan of refreshing flavors, try this Caprese salad, which is full of freshness and flavors. It is not only delicious but also easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. 

Unlike regular balsamic vinegar, this one uses balsamic reduction, which is less acidic and sweeter than ordinary vinegar. 

  • Calories: 268 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30.2g
  • Protein: 10.6g
  • Fat: 11.4g

2- Keto Greek Salad 

This Greek Salad features all low-carb green vegetables, including lettuce, cucumbers, mint, parsley, and baby greens, seasoned with homemade green dressing. 

A perfect salad for those who are looking for gluten-free and keto-friendly salads. You can serve it with any tangy or spicy main course meal. 

  • Calories: 230 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 19g

3- Keto Spinach Salad

I’ve been making this keto Spinach salad since my teens, and it’s so delicious and refreshing. The shredded chicken with cucumbers, tomatoes, and pickled red onion makes the best match. 

This salad contains 43 g of protein, a perfect option for those who are focusing on building muscles. The salad even becomes more delicious when served with smoky BBQs.

  • Calories: 448.2 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11.7g
  • Protein: 43.9g
  • Fat: 24.8g

4- Mexican Avocado Salad

Nothing tastes better than this Mexican Avocado salad. The combination of shrimp and avocados gives a filling and comforting experience. The lime juice dressing over the salad makes it more tangy and savory. 

Thankfully, this salad only takes around 15 minutes to prepare, which is the perfect salad for busy weekend nights. 

  • Calories: 295.4 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6g
  • Protein: 19.1g
  • Fat: 19.9g

5- Easy Taboule Salad

With just minimal effort and a handful of ingredients, you can whip up this delicious Taboule salad. It features refreshing tomatoes, cucumbers, hemp seeds, and fresh herbs. 

The addition of hemp seeds and olive oil not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of this salad but also ensures a glossy texture that is sure to amaze your guests. It’s versatile, so you can add avocados and other fresh vegetables to make it more healthy and delicious. 

  • Calories: 177 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 15g

6- Keto Chicken Caesar Salad

If you’re looking for a healthier and filling salad that is low in carbs, just try this Keto chicken Caesar salad. With only 8g of carbs, it’s the best option for keto individuals. 

The juicy grilled chicken strips with Romaine lettuce and avocado taste more hearty and delicious. Additionally, the luscious Caesar dressing adds a rich and creamy element that enhances the overall taste experience.

  • Calories: 758 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 49g
  • Fat: 59g

7- Easy Burrata Caprese Salad

If you’re on the hunt to try something different, have a look at this unique Burrata Caprese salad featuring fresh burrata along with cherry tomatoes and basil pesto. 

Make sure to let the tomatoes sit for a minimum of 10 minutes to allow their flavors to develop fully.

This Burrata Caprese salad is not only delicious, but it’s one of the low-caloric salads on the list, containing only 204 Kcal calories. 

  • Calories: 204 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 18g


This Buffalo Chicken Cobb salad is healthy, low-carb, and gluten-free, and perfect for summer days. You need just a few staple ingredients to whip up this salad.

Romanian lettuce salad can be boring all by itself, but chicken with bleu cheese dressing makes it savory and interesting. 

  • Calories: 289 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Fat: 13g


You might have noticed that most of the keto salads contain tomatoes and lettuce. What is that? 

Because tomatoes and lettuce contain very low carbs, this BLT Egg salad also contains only 2g of carbs. But this is not a boring salad; the mayonnaise, sour cream, and Dijon mustard make it a delicious and savory salad. 

  • Calories: 201 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 17g


If you’re going for a picnic or hosting a backyard party, this Greek Artichoke cauliflower salad is the best treat to feed the guests. It’s so refreshing and bursting with flavors. 

This salad features rice cauliflower, Artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cucumber, and olives. Prepare this salad in big batches to ensure you have a satisfying lunch option ready to go for each day of the week.

11- Cold Asparagus Salad

I absolutely love my Cold Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette! It’s a refreshing and vibrant dish, perfect for spring and summer. The star ingredients are fresh asparagus and creamy goat cheese, and the homemade vinaigrette and toasted pine nuts add that extra special touch.

  • Calories: 376 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 36g


An asparagus salad on its own could be boring, but if it is paired with salmon, it becomes interesting and delicious. And the mustard vinaigrette even makes it more flavorful. 

This salmon and asparagus salad is best for those who want high protein in their diet, as you will get 68 g of protein in this salad. 

  • Calories: 1002
  • Total Fat: 77g
  • Protein: 68g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g

13- Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe

This smoked salmon salad is packed with the freshness of cucumber, dill, tomatoes, and gluten-free bagel chips, all topped with a homemade cream cheese dressing.

Skip the chips for a keto option. Enjoy the familiar flavors of bagels and lox in a refreshing salad, perfect for any meal.


This salad offers a delightful twist on the classic Cobb, perfect for those who crave variety beyond lettuce.

It’s packed with all the favorite ingredients—eggs, rotisserie chicken, avocados, crispy bacon, tomatoes, and crumbled blue cheese—this dish is a satisfying main course, perfect for any season.

  • Calories: 686
  • Total Fat: 52g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g


Nothing is easier than making this spicy cucumber salad that just comes out in under 10 minutes. 

This salad boasts a delightful kick from chili oil and chili flakes, balanced by a sweet, tangy dressing with a hint of sesame. Perfect for summer days and for those folk who want a vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free salad. 

  • Calories: 52 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 2g

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