Simple Romaine Salad Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe

Written by Di Bauer October 11, 2002, Updated by Andrew DiMino April 7, 2015

Simple Romaine Salad Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe

Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Primal, Nut-Free


Simple Romaine Salad Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe

The great thing about salad is that it can be served before the entrée or as a side dish. Personally, I prefer it as a side dish especially when it’s got lots of yummy components. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Simple Romaine Salad is just such a dish. It’s got lots of crunch so it adds a great deal of texture to your meal. The best part is that there endless variations for toppings.

  • Author: Di Bauer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Primal, Nut-Free


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  • 1 16ounce bag prewashed Romaine lettuce
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • salad dressing of your choice


  1. Divide the Romaine lettuce between 4 salad plates.
  2. Sprinkle each salad with ¼ the cooked and crumbled bacon, ½ tablespoon of the toasted pumpkin seeds, and ⅓ of the shredded cheese.
  3. Top with your favorite salad dressing.


Nutritional Information does not include salad dressing.

For a bit more spice, try using cooked and crumbled pastrami instead of bacon.
Instead of pumpkin seeds, you can substitute roasted sunflower seeds or nacho flavored Just the Cheese
Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese can be used in place of the Mexican Blend cheese.


  • Serving Size: 5 ounces
  • Calories: 107
  • Sodium: 169mg
  • Fat: 7g (62 Calories from Fat)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (3g Net Carbs)
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 7g
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