Crunchy Keto Caesar Salad

Crunchy Keto Casar Salad by KetoJam Low Carb

NUTRITION SUMMARY (PER SERVING)

CaloriesFatProteinTotal CarbsNET Carbs
55447g24g12g10g

NOTE: Yes, this has a relatively high amount of Net Carbs… mainly from all the leafy greens and some in the seeds. I don’t worry about these too much… as long as my small amount of carbs are coming from leafy greens, I’m OK.

This is one of my absolute favorite Keto meals — it is quick to make, requires no cooking, and it tastes delicious!

Many people think that regular Caesar Salad is already keto-friendly, and it often is… but those tasty croutons that often come on top have a surprising amount of carbs!  We don’t want to miss out on the crunch, so instead of croutons, I add some really tasty seeds and nuts to the mix.  They’re darn good.  My favorites are pine nuts, roasted/salted pumpkin seeds, roasted/salted sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds.  Trust me, you won’t miss the croutons.

For protein, you can add hard-boiled eggs (buy the pre-cooked ones in the store if you’re lazy like me), chicken, salmon, turkey, salami, or anything else you want.  Or you can skip the extra protein and just go with the cheese and the seeds — they already have plenty of protein, and we don’t want to overdo the protein on Keto anyways.

For extra flavor, I add in some Italian seasoning (the dried mix you can buy in any supermarket) and some olive tapenade.  They’re totally optional, but are super easy ways to jazz it up a bit and provide some extra tang and zip to the mix.  The salty and briny mix of the tapenade, seeds, salt, pepper, and caesar dressing has some great umami flavor.

I literally eat this multiple times per week as an entree salad for dinner, mixing up the combination of seeds, proteins, and seasonings to keep things interesting.  And I haven’t gotten bored yet!

Crunchy Keto Casar Salad by KetoJam Low Carb

Keto Caesar Salad

Enjoy this creamy, crunchy, cheesy, and healthy version of everyone's favorite - Caesar Salad.  The seeds are a great crunchy replacement for croutons, and you can add egg, chicken, or other protein to mix it up.  Very satisfying as an entree salad for lunch or dinner, and it requires no cooking!

Course dinner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 servings
Calories 554 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp Primal Kitchen Caesar Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Italian cheese shredded
  • 1 ea eggs hard boiled
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive tapenade
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • italian seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the greens in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the dressing and toss the greens to coat with dressing.

  3. Add the cheese, Italian seasoning, olive tapenade, and salt and pepper.  Toss to integrate.

  4. Sprinkle the seeds on top.

  5. Add protein such as hard-boiled egg, chicken, salmon, etc. (optional)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute the egg (or add to it) with your favorite protein (chicken, salmon, turkey, etc.) -- just make sure it is low-carb, without any sweet dressings
  • Skip the cheese if you're staying away from dairy
  • Other nuts and seeds can be added or substituted:  almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • You can use any leafy greens you want -- I usually make it with all Kale, or a mix of Kale and Spinach
Nutrition Facts
Keto Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 457mg13%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 5365IU107%
Vitamin C 53.7mg65%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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