I stole this Caesar Salad with Olives and Pine Nuts idea from Truffles, a terrific restaurant here in Bloomington. Do use good quality olives—I used half green, half black, packed in olive oil, from our superb local gourmet grocery Sahara Mart. A great Fat Fast salad.
Low-Carb Salad Recipes from CarbSmart.com
Low-Carb Gluten-Free Dijon-Garlic Tomatoes and Cucumbers makes a great summer side dish. It’s cool and refreshing, and the longer you marinate it, the better it tastes. It double easily if you’re having a large crowd for over for dinner.
There are times when I really want for dinner is a big salad with all the trimmings. Low-Carb Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Salad fits the bill perfectly on days like these. Because the salad includes, broiled chicken, cheese, bacon, and hard boiled eggs, it makes for a very filling and satisfying meal. This recipe lends itself very well to advance preparation. You can get everything ready the night before, store the components in the fridge, and assemble the salad 5 minutes before you’re ready to sit down and eat.
This is a light salad with simple greens and basic Mediterranean ingredients that work in any and all situations. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Mediterranean salad recipe can be filled with ingredients found in any supermarket. If your supermarket doesn’t have a particular ingredient that’s called for, then choose whatever is the freshest.
Planning low carb meals is all about flexibility. You have to think outside the box and be willing to make modifications to suit your own personal needs. For example, this evening’s meal is centered on Low-Carb Gluten-Free Citrus Chicken Salad, which is something that both low carbers and non-low carbers should find appealing.
There are times when preparing a meal complete with all the side dishes just seems overwhelming. It’s times like this that I go for a main dish salad. I get all my veggies and my proteins in one dish. This means less preparation, less clean up, and more me time. Because I don’t care to spend all my time in the kitchen, I usually prepare my chicken ahead of time and freeze it so all I need to do is thaw it. This Lemon Garlic Chicken Main Dish Salad Recipe is one of favorites. So enjoy your meal and some quiet time to yourself!
Hot Philly Chicken Salad for Two is the perfect Low-Carb Gluten-Free meal for when it’s just you and your honey or even a nice lunch with a friend. It’s hot and filling, and most importantly very quick to throw together, especially if you have some pre-cooked chicken breasts in your freezer.
Salads are versatile. You can make them into a an entire meal, a side dish, or a course preceding the entrée. Sometimes however, you just want a simple side salad; something that doesn’t over power the meal. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Simple Garden Salad fits the bill. You can, of course alter this recipe in any way to use what you prefer or have on hand.
Dana Carpender shares the joys of bacon especially her Bacon Tomato & Cauliflower Salad Recipe. Plenty of fat and very tasty.
Low-Carb Gluten-Free Caesar Salad is an easy to make yet elegant to serve salad. It goes well with just about any dish and can be made into a meal by simply adding your favorite protein. Most people buy bottled dressing which is certainly an option if you’re short on time. However, my Caesar dressing recipe is so simple you can make it in 5 minutes. It’s creamy and isn’t too garlicky or too fishy; it’s just right!