Category Archives: Low Carb Salads

Greek salad

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Since I’m still on induction levels of carbs, I’m not adding any tomatoes to this salad.  But once I can have a few more carbs, I’ll put 6-8 sliced grape tomatoes in this.  It adds such a nice burst of sweetness to balance all the tart flavors!

Greek Salad

  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette (I buy the generic Kroger brand, which only has 2g carb per 2 Tbsp – some have much more, so be sure to read the label)
  • crumbled feta to taste (I use about 1/4 cup)
  • 6-8 sliced kalamata olives
  • enough lettuce or lettuce mix for one salad

Mix all together and enjoy!

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Spicy caesar salad

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Noodles & Company serves a spicy caesar sandwich that I fell in love with the first time I tried it.  I asked if they sold the dressing, and was disappointed to learn that they did not.  I sat back down at my table and looked lovingly at the empty caesar cup, when I realized there was an orange ring around it.  The light bulb went on at that moment: this was just regular caesar dressing with some hot sauce added to it!  So easy to recreate at home.

Spicy Caesar Salad

  • 2 Tbsp caesar dressing*
  • 20-30 drops hot sauce (or to taste – I like mine more zesty than truly spicy)
  • shaved parmesan, to taste
  • enough lettuce or lettuce mix for one salad

Put lettuce in a serving bowl and top with parmesan.  (Shaved really is best!  It gets coated in the dressing and is just delicious.)  Mix dressing and hot sauce and pour over.  Mix dressing into salad well and eat.

This would be excellent with grilled chicken.  I suspect it is something I’ll be eating a lot of during the summer months!

*My bottle of Ken’s Steak House Creamy Caesar says it has 1g carb/2 Tbsp, which is great, as most other brands have 2g-3g.  But according to their website, it actually has 0g.  Perhaps they’ve introduced a new recipe very recently.  In any case, this is a tasty brand that is very low in carbs, so it’s great for this recipe.