Are you summer bod ready? In the hot summer months, the best way to stick to your Ketogenic diet is with these light and refreshing Keto Summer Salads!
Sticking to the Ketogenic diet can be a lot easier when you are prepared for the summer. Going to BBQs and other gatherings can lead to a lot of unhealthy eating.
Since those gatherings are filled with BBQ favorites like burgers, hot dogs, ribs and potato salads it’s easy to give in to temptation and get off track.
One way to prevent losing track is preparing delicious low carb salads to enjoy at these summer parties. They keep you fuller longer and you won’t have the guilt either. These salads are also high in protein, have high healthy fats and are low carb, which is perfect for the Ketogenic lifestyle.
To learn more about the Ketogenic Diet, look at investing in this book “The Keto Diet” by Leanne Vogel. This is the book I used as my Ketogenic bible. Leanne has so many good recipes but also thoroughly explains how and why the Ketogenic diet will work for you. It’s quite easy to feel overwhelmed on this new lifestyle so take the time to do your research for better success!
With access to these low carb summer salads this summer you will stay full and stay on tack with your keto lifestyle.
Here’s 15 Ketogenic Summer Salad recipes that are low carb crowd pleasers!
Grab Your Salads, Summer’s Here!
1. Italian Sub Salad
Found from Wicked Spatula
To start things off, I love this Italian sub salad. It tastes just like a real italian sub minus the bread. It’s perfect for the summer because it can stand up to the summer heat.
2. Monster Wedge Salad
Found from Lauren’s Latest
This monster wedge salad is so delicious that you will want to make this all year round. This salads is similar to the original wedge salad except it gets rid of the non keto stuff and add more things that are keto friendly. This makes for a perfect BBQ salad because it is so easy to prepare.
3. BLT Lobster Roll Salad
Found from I Breathe, i’m Hungry
Summertime and lobster rolls go hand in hand especially on the east coast but my favorite part about this salad is that the flavors are so bold that you don’t miss the bread. For a summer BBQ serve this salad in a large metal bucket lined with lettuce or serve in mini buckets for each guest!
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4. Coastal Cobb Salad
Found from Kit’s Coastal
Cobb salad is a great recipe to have at a summer party. The ingredients are all keto friendly but are still light and refreshing for the hot weather. The shrimp is a great protein that is fast to prepare!
5. Caprese Chicken Salad
Found from The Pinning Mama
Here’s a keto approved summer salad that elevates a creamy chicken salad sandwich. My favorite part is the fresh tomatoes and mini mozzarella balls folded in. The best way to serve this saldas in in a lettuce wrap. I like to add chopped fresh basil and drizzle balsamic vinegar on top of the lettuce wraps.
6. Grilled Romaine Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Found from The Garlic Diaries
I love grilled veggies and grilled romaine lettuce is so good because it’s topped with tangy blue cheese and smoky bacon pieces. A tip with grilling romaine lettuce is do not slice the end og the ra=omaine before grilling this keeps the halves together while grilling. Then slice the head of lettuce down the center vertically. Since the ends are still attached the lettuce won’t fall apart. Grill on each sides for a couple minutes to get the grill marks. It’s a simple way to make a delicious healthy salad.
7. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad
Found from Cafe Delites
I could seriously eat chimichurri sauce by itself but instead i just make a bunch so it’s ready at all times. This chimichurri recipes serves as both the marinate and the salad dressing. Grilled chimichurri chicken is perfect for a summer BBQ especially when it’s served with avocado and fresh tomatoes!
8. Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm
Found from Kalyn’s Kitchen
This green bean salad is full with hearts of palm, tangy kalamata olives, roasted red bell pepper and creamy feta. This salad is veggie filled but it doesn’t have any meat on it. So it will taste great with any grilled steak, chicken or fish.
9. Grilled Caprese Chicken Salad
Found from Carlsbad Cravings
The chicken is marinated with balsamic vinegar which works perfectly with the tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. This is an insanely good salad that you wont stop eating all summer long!
10. Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad
Found from A Mind “Full” Mom
This reinventes a good caesar salad in 5 minutes. Thinly sliced brussel sprouts is the key to this salad along with a fresh lemon caesar salad and shaved parmesan. The brussel sprouts will hold for a while in dressing which is perfect for a summer party!
11. Avocado Greek Salad
Found from Cafe Delites
This salad makes a delicious side salad but can also be an insanely good summer salad but adding greek dressing marinated chicken on top. The avocado isn’t traditional greek salad ingredient but its so good you can’t help but add it!
12. Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad
Found from Closet Cooking
Fresh cucumber salad is a classic summertime dish but this one is perfect for the Keto diet. Also I like to add fresh lemon zest in the dressing to break up the creaminess!
13. Big Mac Cheeseburger Salad
Found from Wholesome Yum
You wont be missing a cheeseburger this summer with this big mac inspired salad. It has all the cheeseburger fixing minus the bread. This salad is a much healthier recipe for your keto lifestyle.
14. Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl
Found from Kayln’s Kitchen
This is like an ultimate fish taco that is keto friendly. The grilled fish with fresh lime juice is perfect for any summer gathering. I love that it’s served with a cabbage slaw that is low carb and gluten free!
15. Muffaletta Salad
Found from Spicy Southern Kitchen
This is a green tossed salad with all the flavors of a Muffaletta Sandwich. Chop up all the ingredient that you would put into this delicious sandwich. I like it spicy so I chop up the pepperoncinis into the salad as well!
Now that you are prepared to handle the hot summer months, enjoy these Keto approved summer salads. They are so easy and really delicious. You won’t be able to wait to try them. Also, check out my post on Ketogenic snacks that help with rapid weight loss.