Keto Salad Recipes for Holiday Dinners
These Keto Salad Recipes for Holiday Dinners are great for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but enjoy these tasty low-carb salads all winter! Think of these ideas whenever you need a delicious salad idea for a special meal!
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The annual food lover’s countdown to the holidays is well under way in most households! I know some people would be happy with just turkey, stuffing, rolls, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie every year for Thanksgiving dinner and maybe don’t venture too far out of their normal for Christmas dinner either.
But for those of you who like to try new holiday recipes every year, I’ve been sharing suggestions on Facebook (are you following me there?) For a holiday meal I’ll definitely indulge a bit, but I also try to have some delicious carb-conscious options.
And I think every Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner needs a special salad as part of the menu, so here’s a great collection of Keto Salad Recipes for Holiday Dinners. All these low-carb winter salads are favorite salads that I’ve made many many times, and each one is a bit more special than the usual salads you make for a week-night dinner!
What makes these salads great for the holidays?
I’d call these winter salads because they use salad ingredients that are readily available during the winter months! Of course many of these salads would be great in the summer too, but you won’t find many summery ingredients like tomatoes and cucumbers in the salads featured here.
What kinds of salads are featured here?
In this collection you’ll find salads with artichoke hearts, arugula, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, green beans, kale, lettuce, and spinach.
How do you get the complete recipe?
Just click any recipe title to see the complete recipe on the blog, and enjoy!
Keto Salad Recipes with Artichoke Hearts:
This Artichoke Heart Salad has roasted red peppers, capers, red onion, and basil, and this is perfect for a special meal.
Artichoke Antipasto Salad is so delicious and ridiculously easy to make. The fresh basil for the dressing might be a splurge in the winter, but use basil pesto if you don’t have fresh basil.
Keto Salad Recipes with Arugula:
Not everyone loves the peppery flavor of arugula. But arugula fans like me will devour Kalyn’s Favorite Baby Arugula Salad. I’d never get tired of this salad, and I especially like the addition of pine nuts!
Another option for arugula fans is this gorgeous Arugula Salad with Feta.
More Amazing Salads with Arugula:
Keto Salad Recipes with Broccoli:
Broccoli Salad with Feta and Almonds is so, so good. DO NOT skip the fried almonds; they make this salad!
Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad is another one that’s always a hit when I bring it to a party. I use Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) for the lowest-carb version of this salad.
More Amazing Salads with Broccoli:
- Easy Broccoli Radish Salad
- Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Radish Salad
- Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Feta
Keto Salad Recipes with Brussels Sprouts:
I love this Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan so much I’d eat it any time of year when I could find Brussels sprouts! And this is a recipe I make every year during the holidays
Keto Salad Recipes with Cauliflower:
Low-Carb German Potato Salad is a cauliflower version of a classic warm potato salad that’s traditional to make during the holidays. And if you like cauliflower, you will LOVE this salad.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Feta, Capers, and Red Pepper is an absolute WOW salad any time of year. Please don’t skip the capers in this tasty salad.
More Tasty Salads with Cauliflower:
Keto Salad Recipes with Green Beans:
This Thanksgiving Green Bean Salad is a tasty holiday salad that can be made earlier in the day and assembled right before the holiday meal!
Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm can be a great summer salad, but all these ingredients are available in the winter too, and this is so festive with the red and green colors!
More Amazing Salads with Green Beans
- Green Bean and Tomato Salad
- Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese
- Green Bean Salads with Sausage and Olives
Keto Salads with Kale:
If you’re not such a fan of kale, you can use all romaine lettuce in this Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan!
I’m crazy over this Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad, and this salad marinates a while in the dressing, which tames down the kale and adds amazing flavor!
More Amazing Salads with Kale:
Keto Salad Recipes with Lettuce:
This Peperoncini Chopped Salad with Romaine, Peppers, and Feta is a favorite of many people in my extended family, and it’s always a hit no matter when I serve it!
When you really want a salad that’s EASY, you can’t beat this tasty Spring Mix Salad with my friend Mary’s perfect dressing for Spring Mix lettuce!
More Amazing Salads with Lettuce:
- Ottolenghi’s Perfect Lettuce Salad
- Antipasto Chopped Salad
- Asian Green Salad with Soy-Sesame Dressing
Keto Salad Recipes with Spinach:
This Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese is really a wow. The dried cranberries have some carbs, so go easy on those or omit them completely for the lowest-carb version.
If you like bacon and Feta, you’re going to love this Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta!
More Amazing Salads with Spinach:
14 Comments on “Keto Salad Recipes for Holiday Dinners”
Hi Kalyn! Years ago, I used one of your recipes for a salad that I loved, but now I can’t find it. It had red and green cabbage, and used Brianna’s poppyseed salad dressing. It seems like it had a person’s name in the recipe. If possible, I would love to have a link to it.
Thanks for all your hard work. I’ve been a fan for many years!
Hi Sue. Thanks for the loyal support. It’s true some recipes have been removed (due to Google punishing sites for unimproved content) but I have all those old recipes stored on an old printer-friendly database. I am not finding anything like that and I’m 100% sure I’ve never had a salad using poppyseed dressing. Maybe try googling the ingredients and see if you can find it that way.
These are all fabulous, and I’d love each and every one at my Thanksgiving table. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t go over well with most of my family… What a pain!
Thanks Mimi, and I know just how that goes!
Very informative post, Nice Image, really liked this post… Thanks for sharing
Funny, we eat salads all the time but not on special days unless it’s with leftovers!
I’ve tried but they are never touched. I guess the cranberry sauce, deviled eggs and
smaller serving sizes of such dishes leave more room for the classics! These winter
salads look delicious and will be tried between Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Thanks Shelby, hope you enjoy trying them!
I’ve never tried this before but maybe this holiday season would be the first time. Love me some healthy salads. Thanks for the recipe!
Hope you enjoy!
Lydia, you know I am ALL about the salads! I'd never skip them.
My family holiday dinners used to be overwhelmingly brown, until I started adding several salads with each meal. Now the whole dinner looks more exciting, even though some people skip the salads altogether!
Joanne, that's just how I am, but I do have a few people in my family who only want the old faves. Sigh.
Shirley, will have to check out your great salad!
These all look fabulous, Kalyn. I have to say that the last one with the broccoli and fried almonds is getting most of my attention this morning! 😉 I think it's really important to include a terrific salad and really tasty fresh veggies in general for the Thanksgiving meal because they so often get overlooked for all that other stuff served at Thanksgiving. I make the "great salad" on my blog, but it keeps getting healthier every year. 🙂 We hardly put any dressing on it now and very few dried cranberries either. Thanks for this roundup!
I am all about adding new dishes into the mix! All of these salads look scrumptious!