The BEST Low-Carb and Keto Salads for Summer Dinners
I chose my favorite salads for this collection of The BEST Low-Carb and Keto Salads for Summer Dinners, and don’t you agree that nothing is better than a tasty salad on a summer night when it’s too hot to cook!
You only have to take a quick peek into the Salads Index on this blog to see that I’m a huge fan of salads. So the only hard thing about picking my favorites for this collection of The BEST Low-Carb and Keto Salads for Summer Dinners was narrowing it down to a reasonable number, and even then I ended up with 20 options for you to choose from when you want a low-carb salad for dinner! To help me decide, I mostly focused on salads that I would eat as an entire meal (although some of my favorites are also great as a side dish salad.)
Of course when it’s summer I love Tomato Salads. But tomatoes aren’t especially low in carbs so I didn’t include too many salads with tomatoes here, and the few that do have tomatoes are salads where you can use less tomatoes if you prefer. Most of these favorite low-carb and Keto salads are ones I’ve made for parties many times, although there are a couple of newer ones that also made the list! I hope there’s a salad here you might like to try over the weekend; enjoy!
Just click the recipe title under each photo to see the complete recipe for that salad. And if you try some of these low-carb and Keto salads, I’d love to hear how you like them!
Anyone who likes Southwestern flavors will love this Low-Carb Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing.
Even if you think you “don’t like egg salad,” I urge you to try this Low-Carb and High Protein Avocado Egg Salad. This is seriously so delicious!
Zucchini is such a perfect low-carb food, and I make this Marinated Zucchini Salad with Olives, Artichokes, and Red Pepper every summer!
I want to emphasize the word “marinated” in the name of this Low-Carb Marinated Cauliflower Antipasto Salad, because marinating the slightly-cooked cauliflower adds so much flavor!
No collection of my favorite salads would be complete without this Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro. I’ve probably made this more than any salad on the blog when I need a salad for a party!
Please don’t be suspicious of the combination of cucumber + avocado, because this Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Lime, Mint, and Feta is just amazing!
When we made this Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad, we couldn’t stop talking about how good it was, and if you like spicy Peperoncini you’ll love this salad!
This Easy Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad is a low-carb salad that’s loaded with flavor!
This Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad has been a huge hit on the blog, and when I took this to a family party even the people who weren’t low-carb eaters were surprised to discover they loved the salad.
You won’t miss the pasta in this Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad and this salad has loads of flavor from spicy Italian Sausage, roasted red pepper, and olives!
I love hearts of palm for a tasty low-carb ingredient and they are delicious in this Chicken Salad with Mustard, Hearts of Palm, and Olives!
This Cucumber and Radish with Feta, Red Wine Vinegar, and Buttermilk Dressing is something I could eat over and over and never get tired of it. There is only the tiniest amount of buttermilk, but you can also replace it with water if you prefer.
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro is another long time favorite that I’ve made many, many times.
This Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad is absolutely a winner. There aren’t a lot of tomatoes in a serving, but you can use less tomatoes or skip them if you want even less carbs.
Another tasty salad with hearts of Palm is this Lemony Shrimp Salad with Avocado, Heart of Palm, and Feta, and what a great combination this is!
Baby Arugula Chopped Salad with Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella, and Tomatoes doesn’t have a lot of tomatoes, but you can certainly use less tomatoes for lower carbs if you prefer.
If you’ve discovered the deliciousness of grilled red peppers, you’re going to love this Tapas Salad with Grilled Bell Peppers, Olives, and Capers!
My love of basil is pretty well documented on the blog, and I make this Low-Carb Chicken Salad with Basil and Parmesan all summer long!
And finally, even though it has tomatoes I couldn’t talk about summer salads without including this long-time favorite American Greek Salad; again use fewer tomatoes if you want to reduce the carbs but this is a salad I make over and over!
Do you enjoy low-carb salads for a warm-weather dinner idea? Let us know in the comments about which of these looks best to you!