Keto Chopped Salad (for Weekend Food Prep)
This Keto Chopped Salad is perfect to make for Weekend Food Prep and then you you have salad ready to eat all through the week! Check out Weekend Food Prep to see more ideas to cook or prep on the weekend.
I’m not sure what originally inspired me to try a chopped salad minus lettuce and full of raw cruciferous vegetables, but this Keto Chopped Salad quickly turned into a staple in my fridge. It’s perfect for those times you’re grilling or pan-frying fish or meat and need something quick to go with it, and I love a big bowl of this for a lunch salad as well.
I love to make this salad on the weekend and keep the cut-up veggies in the fridge to make it easy to grab a healthy salad. And nothing keeps me on track with my eating than having something healthy like this Keto Chopped Saladin the fridge to start out the week!
And I’m updating the recipe for this keep-in-the-fridge salad of mine to introduce the new recipe category called Weekend Food Prep! If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook I’ve been hinting that the new category was coming, but I wanted to get a good selection of recipes there before I officially announced it.
What is Weekend Food Prep on my site?
What you’ll find in the Weekend Food Prep category on my site are recipes that you can cook or prep on the weekend and then reheat and eat or assemble and eat during the week. I’m slowly going through my huge recipe index and tagging all the recipes that make a lot of servings and are suitable for reheating leftovers later in the week, as well as recipes like this one where you prep a large amount of something for using later in the week. And if you haven’t previously focused on weekend cooking that much, I hope you’ll like the idea!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
(This is only a list of ingredients; please scroll down for complete printable recipe. Or if you use the JUMP TO RECIPE link at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the complete recipe.)
- chopped green cabbage
- chopped red cabbage
- chopped broccoli florets
- chopped cauliflower florets
- See complete recipe for other optional ingredients you might like to add
Can you use other veggies for the Keto Chopped Salad?
When I chose the veggies to include in this salad I focused on crunchy cruciferous Keto-friendly vegetables that would stay good in the fridge. Other low-carb raw vegetables you could add to switch it up would include lettuce, celery, jicama, turnips, or bell pepper.
What things could you add when you eat the Keto Chopped Salad?
I love this salad just plain with Ranch Dressing, but when I want to switch it up a bit I add low-carb toppings like slivered almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts, grated cheese, crumbled Feta, crumbled blue cheese, or chopped hard-boiled eggs.
What dressing do I use for the Keto Chopped Salad?
My favorite dressing to go on this is simply good old American ranch dressing made with buttermilk and a packaged mix, or homemade ranch when I have the energy for that. But I also enjoy other dressings such as Blue Cheese, Green Goddess or Caesar with this salad mix, and if your store sells low-carb Asian ginger dressing, that would be delicious on this. I think the options are endless for dressing for this salad.
How to make this food prep salad:
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- Of course you can add any veggies you want to a keep-in-the-fridge salad mix like this, but my salad always uses lots of cabbage.
- The other veggies I almost always include are red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and radishes!
- I focus on low-carb veggies most of the time, but carrots are good in this too if you don’t mind a few more carbs.
- I combine all the vegetables and store the salad mix in a huge plastic container with a snap-lock lid to keep it fresh in the fridge.
- Then when I want a tasty salad I just take out the desired amount and toss it with one of my favorite dressings and I’ve got a healthy salad for lunch or a side-salad for dinner!
- I love to add Gorgonzola or Feta cheese to this salad too, if that sounds good to you!
- When I prepare some of the Crunchy Low-Carb Chopped Salad to eat I also like to add things like almonds, grated cheese, peanuts, or chopped hard-boiled egg to the salad to keep it interesting!
More Salads to make for Weekend Food Prep:
- Blue Cheese Broccoli Radish Salad
- Loaded Cauliflower Potato Salad
- Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad
- Marinated Cauliflower Antipasto Salad
- Perfect Low-Carb Taco Salad
- 4 cups chopped green cabbage
- 2 cups chopped red cabbage
- 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets
- 2 bunches radishes, washed, ends trimmed and cut in half
- (see notes for more options)
- Wash veggies in a salad spinner if needed and chop into bite-sized pieces.
- Store the salad mix in the fridge in a large container with a snap-tight lid. (Some people use a Ziploc bag for salad as well, but I've had better luck with a container like the one in the photo.)
- When you can a salad take out the desired amount, toss with dressing, add toppings as desired, and enjoy!
- My favorite dressing to go on this is simply good old American ranch dressing made with buttermilk and a packaged mix, but I also enjoy other dressings such a Blue Cheese, Green Goddess or Caesar with this salad mix.
- I like to add low-carb toppings like slivered almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts, grated cheese, crumbled Feta, crumbled blue cheese, or chopped hard-boiled eggs to keep the salad interesting. There are endless options for toppings, so get creative!
Use any combination of veggies that you prefer, and if this makes more than you will eat in a week you can definitely cut the recipe in half.
Nutritional information is for the vegetables only and does not include optional vegetables, dressing, or optional toppings.
This combination of salad veggies is something Kalyn has been making for years for a keep-in-the-fridge salad to eat during the week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Keto Chopped Salad is perfect salad for any Keto or low-carb diet, and it’s also great for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Weekend Food Prep for more ideas of things to make and the weekend and eat during the week. Use the Diet Type Index to find recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest, on Facebook, on Instagram, on TikTok, or on YouTube to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.
Historical Notes for this Recipe:
My ideas for a chopped salad to store in the fridge were first posted in 2008! This recipe was last updated with more informaiton in 2023.