Chopped and cooked meat or fish, e.g., chicken, beef, salmon, turkey, bacon.
Small amount of berries, e.g., strawberries, blueberries, raspberries.
Chopped vegetables, e.g., red onions, peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.
Keto salad dressing – read more about these below.
Small amount of nuts and seeds (optional), e.g., pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts. Some nuts and seeds can have quite a bit of net carbohydrates, so try not to overeat them.
Keto Salad Dressings:
Many people skip salads on a ketogenic diet because they can’t find good keto salad dressings. Most salad dressings you buy in the store or find served in restaurants are loaded with sugars and bad seed oils (like canola or sunflower oil).
However, it’s really easy to make your own keto salad dressing.
Here are a few easy options for keto salad dressings:
Extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.
Coconut cream with a dash of apple cider vinegar
Creamy Caesar dressing – make your own healthy mayo using this recipe here or buy Paleo mayo here and then follow this recipe for the Caesar dressing.
Creamy ranch dressing – make your own mayo and then follow this recipe for the ranch dressing.
I personally love just using a really good extra virgin olive oil with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. But if you’re looking for something a bit more creamy dressing, then give some of the other options for keto salad dressing a try.