Just wait until you try out this recipe for making a meal-worthy keto cobb salad, complete with a mouthwatering homemade dressing. This protein-packed cobb salad also provides you a good amount of fiber, quality fats, and essential vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect lunch or dinner option.
How to Make a Keto Cobb Salad
It’s quick and easy to make a keto-friendly cobb salad by following these simple directions:
- Start with the lettuce. Add your choice of either chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce to a large bowl.
- Top it off. Top the lettuce with roasted and chopped chicken breasts, cooked and crumbled bacon, hard-boiled eggs (peeled and sliced), a peeled and chopped avocado, crumbled blue cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, and 2 sliced scallions.
- Serve. Serve the cobb salad along with the homemade dressing (see below).
How to Make the Best Homemade Cobb Salad Dressing
I usually like to take a few minutes to whip up the homemade salad dressing before I start to make the cobb salad:
- Combine the ingredients. Add the mayonnaise, ranch seasoning, and water to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Season. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Set aside. Set the dressing aside until ready to use.
3 Of Our Tips for Preparing Homemade Keto Approved Salads
Here are just a few of our top tips for making your own homemade keto salads:
- Stick to homemade dressing. It should come as no surprise considering that this particular cobb salad recipe features a homemade salad dressing, but you’re typically going to be far better off making your own dressings when making keto salads. This way you can ensure that your dressing only includes low carb, keto approved ingredients with no unwanted additives or preservatives.
- Make it colorful. Don’t fall into the trap of making your keto salads nothing but green. While we all know that healthy green veggies are incredibly important, it’s equally as important to make sure that you’re getting a variety of veggies as well. Don’t be afraid to mix in those tomatoes, olives, carrots, and more.
- Aim for satiety. Last but not least, if your focus is on keeping your salads keto-friendly, then you’re going to want to make sure that you’re including plenty of sources of both protein and dietary fat. Don’t be shy about adding in protein-packed options like beef or chicken, eggs, or different types of cheese.
Best Way to Meal Prep Salads
This keto cobb salad recipe is also a great candidate for preparing a make ahead salad.
You can easily prepare the salad itself and then keep it stored in the fridge, sealed up inside of an airtight container. Cobb salad can typically keep for up to 4-5 days when stored like this.
One thing that I would recommend however is holding off on preparing the homemade dressing if you’re planning on meal prepping this salad ahead of time. Since it only takes a brief couple of minutes to make the dressing, you should wait to prepare it until you’re ready to enjoy the salad.
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Meal-worthy Keto Cobb Salad with Homemade Dressing
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 chicken breasts, roasted and chopped
- 3 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 cups chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
- 1 large avocado, peeled and chopped
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 scallions, sliced
For the dressing:
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp ranch seasoning
- 4 tbsp water
- salt and black pepper to taste
- To make the dressing, in a bowl combine all the ingredients.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper and set aside.
- To assemble the salad, add the lettuce to large bowl.
- Top with sliced chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese, crumbled bacon and sliced chicken.
- Serve with the dressing.