With spring having just ended and the summer heat quickly approaching, a refreshing and filling salad is something that really fits the bill. A lot of people tend to think that salads are boring, plain, and only really eaten by people on a “diet”. I tend to load my salads up, and bring the flavor with it – it’s a great vehicle for many different tastes. Plus, the dressing you use is going to be loaded with fats, which means the macros are perfect for keto. Using the 5 Minute Keto Raspberry Vinaigrette as the dressing, we achieve a really robust and well-rounded flavor profile in this salad.
The acidity and sweetness of the raspberry vinaigrette really comes through in this salad – pairing perfectly with the slight bitterness of the mixed greens. It’s the perfect balance of flavors and has fantastic texture coming from the crispy bacon and roasted pine nuts. The parmesan tops everything off, giving a slightly salty and rich flavor that ties everything together.
Yields 1 Serving of Keto Mixed Green Spring Salad
- 2 oz. Mixed Greens
- 3 tbsp. Pine Nuts, roasted
- 2 tbsp. 5 Minute Keto Raspberry Vinaigrette (recipe here)
- 2 tbsp. Shaved Parmesan
- 2 slices Bacon
- Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Cook bacon until very crisp. I let mine slightly burn on the edges to give the salad a slight addition in bitter notes in some bites.
2. Measure out your greens and set in a container that can be shaken.
3. Crumble bacon, then add the rest of the ingredients to the greens. Shake the container with a lid on to distribute the dressing and contents evenly.
4. Serve and enjoy!
This makes a total of 1 serving of Keto Mixed Green Spring Salad. The macros come out to be 478 Calories, 37.3g Fats, 4.3g Net Carbs, and 17.1g Protein.
|Keto Mixed Green Spring Salad||Calories||Fats (g)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Net Carbs (g)||Protein (g)|
|2 oz. Mixed Greens||72||1||3||1||2||2|
|3 tbsp. Pine Nuts||170||17||3||1||2||3|
|2 tbsp. Raspberry Vinaigrette||84||9.3||0.7||0.3||0.3||0.1|
|2 tbsp. Shaved Parmesan||40||2||0||0||0||4|
|2 slices Bacon||108||8||0||0||0||8|
|Salt and Pepper to taste||4||0||0||0||0||0|