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The Best Keto Spinach Salad! (low carb)

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If you’re one of the many cutting carbs from your diet right now, this Keto Spinach Salad w/ chicken, bacon, eggs, and avocado is low carb and just what you need. It might very well be your new favorite salad!

spinach-salad

It seems that everyone was starting a new diet or emphasizing healthy eating as part of their new year’s resolutions. January may be over, but hopefully, for most of us, those healthy eating patterns are still in place.

Refined carbs are usually one of the first ingredients to go from a diet and while I haven’t made any direct resolutions, I have been trying to eat a bit healthier after the holidays. This Low Carb Spinach Salad has become one of my new go-to low-carb recipes.  (See a few more yummy low-carb recipes here.)

Why Make this Keto Spinach Salad

  • Super simple and so good! This salad is super simple to make but soo delicious. With spinach, avocado, chicken, bacon, and eggs, it only takes a few minutes to prepare.
  • Healthy. The best part is that the salad is high in both protein and flavor, making it perfect for lunch or dinner; and with all the healthy fats, it will definitely leave you feeling satisfied.  (Plus, we all know spinach is a super-food, high in almost everything.)
  • Kid-friendly (if your kid will eat fresh spinach.) The ingredients (bacon, eggs, chicken) are kid-friendly so it’s not too hard to get away with making this for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. Since many of the ingredients can be cooked ahead of time, it’s easy to throw together on days that I have little time to cook.
low carb spinach salad

Ingredients plus tips for the Keto Spinach Salad

  • Fresh spinach leaves | I like to use baby spinach, in my opinion, it has a “less earthy” taste. You’ll need about 3 cups per serving.
  • Boiled Eggs | 2 large eggs, sliced. Love my Pampered Chef egg slicer!
  • Precooked chicken |
  • 1 ripe avocado |
  • Bacon | 3 to 4 slices cooked til crispy and crumbled.
  • Optional; diced red onion | If you are not sensitive to raw onion, a bit of diced red onion will give a nice “bite” to the salad.

How to make this Low Carb Spinach Salad

So easy; just add all the ingredients to a large salad bowl and toss to combine. I like to use a fork to “mush” the avocado and egg into the salad.

That’s it!

You might have noticed I didn’t mention a dressing – that’s because you don’t need one! As you eat, just mush the avocado with your fork. The egg yolk and avocado combine and coat the spinach leaves to come together as the perfect dressing for this salad. This helps to keep the carb count down (and eliminates lots of other not-so-healthy ingredients, too), and you get all of the health benefits of eating an avocado.

Low Carb Spinach Salad w/ chicken bacon, eggs and avocado

How to store leftovers

Place leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to three days. However, this keto spinach salad is best served fresh, so I suggest only making a salad large enough to consume in one meal.

FAQ’s

How many carbs in Spinach

According to My Fitness Pal, there are 7 calories, 1.2 carbs, .7 grams of fiber, and .9 grams of protein in one cup of spinach. (One cup is equivalent to +\- 32 grams.)

What Keto Spinach Salad Dressing Do You Recommend?

If you feel you need a dressing, I recommend this simple homemade dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced (I used the white part of a green onion)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake to combine

Can I use another lettuce?

Of course, if spinach is not your thing, try swapping it out for Romaine, a spring mix or any fresh greens.

What else can I add to this salad?

If you like a bit of crunch, consider adding sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, or sunflower seeds.
Strawberries, mushroom slices, nuts, feta cheese
Another protein, like shrimp or steak

Can This Salad Be Made Ahead Of Time? 

You can prep the eggs, bacon, and optional dressing ahead of time, but I do not recommend assembling the salad or slicing the avocados until you are ready to serve.

If you like spinach salads, you’ll definitely love this Warm Spinach Salad with Fried Egg and Potatoes.

More low carb/ Keto Friendly recipes

Low Carb Spinach Salad w/ chicken bacon, eggs and avocado

This is my all-time favorite low carb salad and one of my favorite salads, in general. It’s perfect for everyone cutting carbs from their diet but it’s delicious enough that everyone can enjoy it – regardless of whether they’re watching carbs or not.

Tried This Keto Spinach Salad?

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Low Carb Spinach Salad w/ chicken bacon, eggs and avocado

The Best Keto Spinach Salad! (low carb)

  • Author: Jamie Sanders

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If you’re one of the many cutting carbs from your diet right now, this keto Spinach Salad w/ chicken, bacon, eggs, and avocado is low carb and just what you need. It might very well be your new favorite salad!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, torn, stems removed
  • 2 boiled eggs, sliced
  • 3 oz chopped precooked chicken
  • 1 ripe avocado diced
  • 3 to 4 slices crispy bacon, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • optional; 1/8 cup of diced red onion (I will add a bit of red onion if I have it. The onion give a nice “bite” to the salad.

Optional Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar (I used apple cider)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced (I used the white part of a green onion)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake to combine.

Enjoy!


Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large salad bowl.
  2. Toss to combine.
  3. Add dressing if desired or use fork to “mush” the avocado and egg into the salad.

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  1. I just want to say the dressing is amazing! I didn’t have any kind of onion so I just left it out, and used stone ground mustard instead. I’m not really a fan of these dressing types but needed something other than Ranch! Haha thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Lee Kennedy says:

      Try adding a little salt and pepper and some bacon fat – and a small amount of rice vinegar if you want to splash it up yum