20 Low-Carb Keto Salad Recipes

You need to incorporate these low-carb keto salad recipes into your diet! Not only are they keto-friendly, but they're tasty, too.

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Flat Iron Steak Salad

321 calories, 25g fat, 7g carb, 18g protein

My steak keto salad with avocado and radishes is a big plate of summer deliciousness. I sometimes add dried cranberries and cherry tomatoes, but you can customize it to suit your tastes. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Try some of these keto snack bars, too.

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

280 calories, 25g fat, 5g carb, 10g protein

My spinach salad with a comforting bacon dressing is a recipe I turn to again and again in winter. It’s quick, elegant and so delicious. I can always count on compliments. —Sandy Davis, Phoenix, Arizona

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Blackened Pork Caesar Salad

458 calories, 31g fat, 8g carb, 36g protein

When I cook, the goal is to have enough leftovers for lunch the next day. This Caesar with pork has fantastic flavor even when the meat is chilled. —Penny Hedges, Dewdney, British Columbia

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Tarragon Tuna Salad

151 calories, 7g fat, 4g carb, 17g protein

It’s surprising how a few herbs can brighten up tuna salad. Made with reduced-fat mayonnaise, this version gets its zip from mustard. It makes a terrific light lunch or Sunday brunch dish. —Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California

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Denver Omelet Salad

229 calories, 14g fat, 7g carb, 20g protein

I love this keto-friendly recipe—it’s not your typical breakfast, but it has all the right elements: easy, healthy and fast. Turn your favorite omelet ingredients into a morning salad! —Pauline Custer, Duluth, Minnesota

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Bacon Chicken Chopped Salad

348 calories, 22g fat, 6g carb, 35g protein

Here’s one of many reasons we love tomato season. Chopped salads are so simple and such a fantastic way to eat fresh. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

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Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

313 calories, 28g fat, 6g carb, 8g protein

A wedge salad gets the creamy treatment when topped with blue cheese dressing. Keep the dressing as a topper, or make it a dip for Buffalo wings. —Jenn Smith, East Providence, Rhode Island

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209 calories, 9g fat, 8g carb, 24g protein

This Mexican shrimp cocktail’s bright, fresh flavors and colors entice even my little ones. I like to serve it alongside a scoop of lime-cilantro rice for a light meal. —Carly Terrell, Granbury, Texas

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380 calories, 31g fat, 8g carb, 15g protein

If you love the flavors of the Southwest—cumin, chili powder, a little cayenne heat—this versatile recipe for grilled chicken with fresh red and green peppers gives you something more. Discover a spicy homemade salad dressing that keeps well in the refrigerator, for those days when you’re running late and just want a salad, or an unexpected picnic pops up. —Therese Anderson, Pine City, Minnesota

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BLT Chicken Salad

281 calories, 19g fat, 5g carb, 23g protein

Featuring all the fun fixings for a BLT chicken sandwich, this ketogenic salad is so lovable. I can prep the ingredients ahead of time and just throw it together at the last minute. Barbecue sauce in the dressing gives it unexpected flavor. Even picky eaters love my chicken salads. —Cindy Moore, Mooresville, North Carolina

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Mixed Greens with Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette

169 calories, 17g fat, 5g carb, 2g protein

Every forkful of this spectacular salad has a crunch from walnuts, a burst of flavor from pomegranate seeds and a smooth finish from the simple champagne vinaigrette. —Ray Uyeda, Mountain View, California

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Chicken Nicoise Salad

289 calories, 18g fat, 9g carb, 24g protein

This keto salad makes it easy to eat what’s good for you. It’s versatile, so you can use asparagus in place of green beans and salmon instead of tuna, or add garden tomatoes. And if you follow the keto diet, you’ll be happy to know this is a keto chicken salad. —Nick Monfre, Oak Ridge, New Jersey

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Strawberry Kale Salad

231 calories, 19g fat, 8g carb, 8g protein

This fresh, zingy salad is super easy and always a crowd-pleaser! The sliced strawberries and fresh mint give it an extra summery feel, and crumbled bacon and toasted almonds add the perfect amount of crunch. —Luanne Asta, East Hampton, New York

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Sesame Beef & Asparagus Salad

160 calories, 7g fat, 5g carb, 19g protein

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies—especially when it comes to experimenting with fresh ingredients like these. This meaty salad is wonderful at the start of asparagus season. —Tamara Steeb, Issaquah, Washington

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Avocado Turkey Salad

225 calories, 17g fat, 4g carb, 16g protein

Grape tomatoes and avocado chunks add pretty color and fresh flavor to this main-dish salad. In a pinch, substitute half-and half or milk for the whipping cream, adding a teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Grilled Steak and Mushroom Salad

299 calories, 20g fat, 6g carb, 25g protein

My husband loves this, especially during summertime. He says he feels like he’s eating a healthy salad and getting his steak, too! I always serve it with some homemade bread. —Julie Cashion, Sanford, Florida

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BLT Turkey Salad

294 calories, 19g fat, 7g carb, 23g protein

This variation of a BLT salad goes great with a side of garlic bread or garlic toast, and will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. —Sherry Conley, Noel Hants County, Nova Scotia

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Sausage Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps

433 calories, 38g fat, 7g carb, 15g protein

I substituted sausage for the bacon to make a lettuce roll-up your family and friends will adore. It’s flavorful, crunchy and pretty on the plate. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

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My Favorite Avocado Salad

130 calories, 12g fat, 7g carb, 2g protein

Tangy lime dressing is the perfect topper for this keto-friendly avocado salad. Toasted walnuts make for crunchy goodness, but try it with any kind of nut you like. —Ilia Kaku, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Shrimp Scampi Spinach Salad

201 calories, 10g fat, 6g carb, 21g protein

My husband and I really enjoy both shrimp scampi and fresh spinach salad, so I put the two together. My oldest son loves it, too, and he’s only 3! —Jamie Porter, Garnett, Kansas

Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.