This Keto Cobb Salad Recipe is a healthy complete keto lunch made of chopped romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and Roquefort cheese.
Is a cobb salad keto-friendly?
Yes, most Cobb Salads are keto-friendly apart from their dressing that often contains honey or sugar.
So if you go to a restaurant, order your salad without dressing and simply ask for olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to make your own salad dressing on the side.
Also, a regular cobb salad contains many tomato slices and red onions that quickly up the carbs per serving.
So if you order one at the restaurant, go easy on these two ingredients! Instead, focus on eating crunchy lettuce and all the good fat from avocado, bacon, chicken, and Roquefort cheese.
How to make a Keto Cobb Salad?
A Keto Cobb Salad is easy to put together in less than 15 minutes for an easy healthy keto lunch.
All you need to make this keto cobb salad recipe are:
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- Romaine lettuce – a cobb salad is made of a bed of crunchy green lettuce. You can also use other crunchy greens like iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, all are keto-friendly vegetables.
- Cherry tomatoes – a classic cobb salad uses a large number of tomatoes. In order to keep the net carbs low, this keto cobb salad use only a small amount of cherry tomatoes.
- Red onions – they are high in carbs as well so the amount is also reduced in a keto cobb salad recipe to limit the net carbs per serving.
- Roquefort cheese
- Slice avocados
- Bacon – I recommend streaky bacon slices cut into bits and fried until crispy.
- Cooked chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken breast.
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Fresh chives
Cook chicken, bacon, and eggs
First, boil the eggs in boiling water. Next, grill the chicken breast on a grill or BBQ until cooked through. Fry the bacon on a frying pan until crispy.
Set aside the cooked bacon and chicken on a plate to cool.
Cool the boiled eggs in cold water. Then peel and chopped in quarters.
Chop the vegetables
Meanwhile, chop all your vegetables, starting from the romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and chives. Next, peel and slice avocado, and red onions.
Assemble the salad
Finally, in a large mixing bowl add the ingredients in this order chopped lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onion, avocado, grilled chicken pieces, diced crispy bacon, sliced boiled eggs, and chives.
Keto Cobb Salad dressing
A classic Cobb Salad dressing is served with a red wine vinegar dressing.
Red wine vinegar is keto-friendly but an authentic Cobb salad dressing contains sugar from honey, which adds up to your net carbs so not recommended on a keto diet.
Below I listed some delicious keto salad dressing recipe ideas you can use to serve this easy cobb salad recipe.
Red wine vinaigrette
In order to make a keto-friendly red wine vinaigrette you need the ingredients below:
- Olive oil
- Dijon mustard
- Red wine vinegar
- Sugar-free maple syrup or erythritol
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried parsley
- Dried dill
- Salt and pepper
To make the dressing, add all the ingredients in a glass mason jar, close the lid, and shake vigorously until the ingredients are well combined together.
Follow my Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe for all the measurements.
Ranch salad dressing
Another delicious way to serve this keto cobb salad is to add a drizzle of thick and creamy ranch salad dressing.
Also, on a keto diet we eat fat as a source of fuel, so adding a high-fat salad dressing is a great way to boost your fat intake and make this easy cobb salad more fulfilling.
You can make your own Keto Ranch Salad Dressing following my recipe here.
How to serve the Keto Cobb Salad?
It’s recommended to serve the salad with the dressing on the side, so you can store leftover salad for longer.
Simply serve the salad in a large salad bowl or serving board with the dressing in a side bowl.
How to store leftovers?
You can store this Keto Cobb Salad in an airtight container in the fridge for a maximum of 24 hours.
After that time the lettuce starts to wilt and the avocado becomes brown and bitter in flavor.
You can halve this chicken cobb salad recipe if it is too big for you to eat in 24 hours.
When to eat a keto cobb salad?
This is a fulfilling lunch salad to add to your keto weight loss meal plan. It’s also a complete meal to break a fast as it contains all the necessary proteins, fats, and only 3.7 g rams of net carbs per large bowl.
You can also serve this keto cobb salad as a side dish to a summer BBQ.
More vegetable keto recipes
If you love keto salad and vegetables as a meal or side dish, I have plenty more recipes for you to try
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Keto Cobb Salad
An easy Keto Cobb Salad recipe with crunchy romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, Roquefort blue cheese, and red wine vinaigrette.
Cook hard-boiled eggs, cool down in cold water, peel, and cut in quarters. Set aside in a bowl.
In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp – about 5 minutes, then cool down on a plate covered with absorbent paper.
Meanwhile, prepare the salad dressing. Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar, close the lid and shake vigorously to combine.
Wash the lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Chop lettuce in pieces.
To assemble the salad, place the chopped lettuce first, then top with remaining ingredients: shredded cooked chicken breast, boiled-eggs quarters, avocado, halved tomatoes, onion sliced, crumbled Roquefort cheese, and chives.
Keto Cobb Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1 1/2 cup))
Calories 405.2 Calories from Fat 332
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10.6g66%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Vitamin A 4572.7IU91%
Vitamin B12 0.5µg8%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Vitamin D 0.7µg5%
Net Carbs 3.7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.