Look no further for 11 fresh, easy, keto salad ideas. These simple salads pack a punch with protein and flavor! They’re perfect for any low-carb lifestyle, Trim Healthy Mama, and Weight Watchers, and many comply with Whole 30 and Paleo lifestyles.

collage of 10 keto salad ideas

Summer and salads. They just go together, don’t they?

Any meal I can put together that requires almost zero cooking is exactly what I’m looking for in a summer meal. Heck. Who am I kidding? I love that any time of the year!

I love to experiment with different flavor combinations and can’t wait to share some of my favorites with you. These keto salad ideas are all entree salads, perfect for lunch or dinner. They’re packed with protein and lots of veggies for a healthy meal.

I’ve got a special trick that I use year round that makes putting my salads together even faster! You’re gonna want to check that out over here.

If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle like AnnMarie and I do, all of these salads are S meals. I’ll note for each one whether it’s an S, Deep S, or Light S. You can learn more about Trim Healthy Mama and my experience with it here.

I’m not including exact quantities for the ingredients in these low carb salads. Everyone has unique needs for their macros and nutrients, so add the amounts that work for your nutritional requirements. You can customize any of these healthy keto salad ideas to suit your personal tastes.

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Summer Keto Salad Ideas

Adding delicious low carb salads to your day is easy when you keep your kitchen stocked with a few key ingredients. Most importantly, keep a variety of leafy greens on hand! A few other items I keep in my pantry at all times:

You can substitute the greens used in most of these salads for whatever leafy green you have on hand or prefer. However, please note that some kinds of greens really do make the salad! Hello, arugala, I’m looking at you

Chicken Tex-Mex Salad | THM S

bowl of keto taco salad

This is a twist on a traditional taco salad. To make it as shown in the photo you’ll need:

  • bed of Romaine lettuce
  • top with shredded rotisserie chicken and sprinkle generously with taco seasoning
  • sprinkle with shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • top with chopped green bell pepper, chopped red bell pepper, salsa, diced avocado, and a dollop of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

I don’t use any dressing for this salad. The salsa and Greek yogurt are enough for me. If you like a thinner dressing, try combining the salsa and Greek yogurt and thinning it with a little water or unsweetened almond milk.

Grilled Chicken Kale Salad | THM Deep S

keto chicken kale salad in a bowl

This might be one of my favorite salads! Thin ribbons of kale are massaged with a garlicky olive oil dressing. Top with grilled chicken and a Tablespoon of finely shredded Parmesan cheese. It’s a great Deep S salad if you follow THM.

You can get the dressing recipe here as well as another variation that makes it a regular S meal for THM.

Summer Market Salad | THM S

summer keto salad with mixed baby greens, pecans, blueberries, and chicken

There’s nothing like this combination of flavors! Peppery baby arugula, sweet blueberries, buttery pecans, salty goat cheese, and grilled chicken. The ingredients provide so much flavor that I opt to just dress this salad with a generous drizzle of MCT oil. You can add some salt and fresh cracked black pepper for even more flavor.

Chicken Philly Salad | THM S

philly cheesesteak salad in a bowl

Okay, maybe not exactly a chicken Philly, but that’s still the best way I could describe this one! Start out with a bed of mixed baby greens, then add shredded chicken, a sprinkle of Worcestershire sauce, thin slices of provolone cheese, and sliced red bell pepper. Sometimes I’ll add grilled onions to this combination if I have some on hand. And sometimes I used grilled peppers instead of raw. A drizzle of low carb ranch dressing finishes it off.

Grilled Veggie Chicken Salad | THM S

keto grilled veggie salad in a bowl

Any time you grill veggies or chicken, be sure to grill more than you need! Those pre-grilled ingredients set you up for making this incredible salad in a flash. The bed of greens is baby kale. On top you’ll find: grilled chicken, grilled broccoli, bacon, goat cheese crumbles, and walnuts. Dress this with a delicious low carb balsamic vinaigrette and your taste buds will be singing!

Buffalo Blue Burger Salad | THM S

bowl of low carb salad made from romaine lettuce, crumbled hamburger, blue cheese dressing and buffalo wing sauce

We have a joke in our friend group when it comes to burgers. All the women skip the bun, and the guys like to say “I love it without the bun!” in their most obnoxiously loud voices. It always gets a laugh! But this Buffalo Blue Burger Salad is proof that a burger without the bun can be amazing.

The bed of this salad is Romaine lettuce. Then chop up a burger to go on top. Add some blue cheese crumbles, a dollop of blue cheese dressing, and a drizzle of Buffalo wing sauce. Yum! I love pickled okra any time I’m having a burger salad.

Grilled Chicken & Broccoli Slaw | THM Deep S

simple low carb THM S salad in a bowl made from broccoli slaw and grilled chicken

This keto salad is so easy to throw together! Start off with a package of broccoli slaw. Then whisk together 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of Pyure or equivalent, and a sprinkle of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss the slaw with the vinaigrette and then top it with grilled chicken.

For those who follow Trim Healthy Mama, this is a Deep S meal.

Berry Goat Cheese Salad | THM S

bowl filled with a keto salad made with mixed greens, grilled chicken, blackberries, goat cheese, and almonds

I love buying this salad kit from our local Costco. The mix of greens is amazing and includes kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and chickory. I ditch the sugar-laden dried cranberries and dressing in favor of fresh and juicy blackberries. The other toppings here are roasted pepitas, crumbled goat cheese, and grilled chicken.

To dress this salad I use a generous drizzle of MCT oil and a teaspoon of lemon-infused white balsamic vinegar. You could also use the dressing from the Broccoli Slaw salad above, but substitute 2 teaspoons of lemon juice for the apple cider vinegar.

Southwest Carnitas Salad | THM S

bowl of low carb salad with romaine lettuce, pulled pork, cheese, bell peppers, and Greek yogurt

One of my family’s favorite recipes is this Low Carb Instant Pot Carnitas. The kids and hubs make tacos with the meat and I make a fantastic salad. This is a simple salad that starts with a bed of Romaine lettuce. Add the carnitas, some shredded cheese, sliced mini bell peppers, and some plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

For dressing, whisk together 1 Tablespoon of MCT oil, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon Pyure. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you have fresh cilantro on hand, whisk in a teaspoon of that too.

Greek Chicken Salad

low carb summer salad of cucumbers, grilled chicken, tomatoes, and feta cheese in a bowl

Not every salad needs to have lettuce! This simple salad is just a cucumber cut into chunks with some tomato, feta cheese, and shredded chicken. It’s dressed with some extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar with a generous sprinkle of Greek seasoning.

If you like onions, thinly sliced red onion is a delicious addition. Did you know you can take a little bit of the bite out of an onion by soaking the slices in ice water for 5-10 minutes before adding them to the salad? If you didn’t, now you do! It really does work.

Chicken Caprese Salad

easy summer keto salad made from mixed greens, sliced bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and grilled chicken

No line-up of summer salads would be complete without a Caprese-style salad! This one includes some bell peppers and cucumbers for extra crunch. Start with a bed of Romaine and fresh basil leaves. Next, add the peppers and cucumbers. Then top it all with grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese and slices of tomato.

For a dressing, a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a small drizzle of high quality balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.

I hope you love these summer keto salad ideas! If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment! Follow us over on Instagram and Facebook to see everything we’re up to.

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4 Comments on 11 Simple & Delicious Keto Salad Ideas You’ll Love!| THM-S

  1. I follow WW in. Keto, THM sort of way?. Having a big salad daily is my jam. These combinations look mouthwateringly fantastic. I’m seeing myself prepping these this weekend! I love the idea of making my own dressings. What do you keep on hand?

    • Hi Susan! I’m so glad you like my salad combos! I love putting salads like these together. 🙂 The ingredients I keep on hand to make my dressings are: extra virgin olive oil, MCT oil, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, low carb sweetener, plain nonfat Greek yogurt. My ratio is almost always: 2 Tbsp of an oil, 1 Tbsp of an acidic, 1/2-1 tsp of Pyure. If I want it to be a creamy dressing, I add nonfat Greek yogurt. And then just add seasonings to taste. Some seasonings I like to use (besides salt and pepper): Greek seasoning, taco seasoning, adobo seasoning. If I happen to have fresh herbs on hand, I’ll add some of those too. Have fun experimenting!

  2. Amazing ideas, Anne, that tickled my taste buds eve when read at breakfast! I added lots to my Covid shovel list that I only do every two wks!
    Any suggestions on safe veg buying during Covid? I’m concerned abt people touching them but any way to de-virus them?
    Or should I just pray over raw bought food?

    • I’m so glad you’re inspired to eat more salads thanks to this! I purchase a lot of produce that’s in packaging so people won’t have touched it. Anything that’s not packaged gets washed with hot soapy water. I figure if that’s good enough to kill the virus on our hands then it’s good enough for veggies.

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