Photo of a Low Carb Caesar Salad in a white bowl with two lemons and a jar of homemade caesar dressing sitting behind it.
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Keto Caesar Salad

This Keto Caesar Salad is what I make when I want serious flavors and don't have much time. I like to prep the dressing and chicken on the weekend so that I can have dinner on the table in about 10 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caesar
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

Crispy Cheese “Croutons”

  • 3 ounces fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salad

Instructions

Croutons

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Use a tablespoon measure, place Parmesan on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten with a the back of a fork.
  • Bake for about 9 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.

Salad

  • Chop the romaine lettuce.
  • Place in a bowl and toss with the salad dressing.
  • Add “croutons” and sliced chicken.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

Notes

Please note that nutritional information does not include dressing to allow you to adjust for the actual dressing and amount you use.
 
Variations:
  • Although not a traditional addition to Caesar salad, avocado, and cherry tomatoes are nice additions to this recipe.
  • Another non-traditional addition is hardball eggs and grilled red onions.
  • Serve with grilled steak instead of chicken.
  • Use Kale instead of romaine lettuce.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2090IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 1mg