Fresh and healthy, this Keto Spinach Salad with Maple Dressing is a perfect side or healthy lunch that’s ready in minutes with only 4 grams net carbs per serving.
Let’s face it, following a low carb diet can lead us all down the road of endlessly hacking our favorite recipes into Keto friendly versions of the same. But a tossed green salad is perfect just as it is. Dress with oil and vinegar or your favorite low carb dressing and dig in.
This Spinach Salad could not be easier to throw together. Spinach for the green base, strawberries for sweetness and goat cheese for creamy, salty flavor. It’s dressed with an amazingly flavorful Keto Maple Dressing that is a definite house favorite. I kept this salad simple, but imagine a pile of crispy bacon dripping with this dressing – too good!
What’s great about a simple green salad? It’s the endless possibilities for add-ins. Whether it’s protein, veggies or fresh herbs, they’re all perfect for building a colorful healthy salad. No guilt – ever!
SALAD ADD-IN IDEAS FOR KETO SPINACH SALAD
- Shredded Chicken
- Boiled Egg
- Sliced Steak
- Crisp Bacon
- Diced Lunch Meats
KETO FRIENDLY VEGETABLES
- Thin Sliced Cabbage
- Red or Green Onion
- Shredded Carrrots
- Bell Pepper Slices
- Broccoli Florets
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE KETO MAPLE SALAD DRESSING
Olive Oil – a light olive oil works best with this recipe, but if you like the robust variety, use it.
Apple Cider Vinegar – regular or even rice vinegar are great substitutes. You’ll lose a little flavor, but it’s still awesome.
Keto Maple Syrup – this ingredient is a bit controversial. Some love it, some don’t. Others don’t use enough of it to spend the money. You could substitute granulated erythritol or monkfruit and add a drop of maple flavoring to get a similar taste, or use a little liquid stevia. With these you’ll want to start with a small amount then add more to sweeten to your taste.
Dijon Mustard – regular yellow mustard will work in a pinch.
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Keto Spinach Salad with Maple Dressing
- 4 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 4 ounces goat cheese, cut into small cubes
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp low carb maple syrup
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a medium mixing bowl, toss the spinach, strawberries and goat cheese together.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard and salt until very well mixed OR use a blender and pulse until starting to thickened. Pour over the spinach mix and toss to coat.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
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