This Keto Harvest Salad is full of autumn flavors and is comforting, colorful, and delicious! It features crunchy pecans, buttery avocado, and a tangy apple cider vinaigrette. This salad is is keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!
Keto Harvest Salad
Salads don't have to just be a side dish or for only the warm, summer-y months! They can be hearty and fill you up as a full meal anytime of the year.
This Keto Harvest salad tastes like autumn in a bowl. It's loaded with avocado and goat cheese for healthy fats, and radishes, green onion, and pecans for extra nutrients and texture.
This harvest salad is hearty will keep you satisfied! You can serve it as is or make it a side dish for your Thanksgiving feast.
Ingredients in Keto Harvest Salad
This salad is full of healthy fats, which help you stay satisfied and help get you into ketosis. Here's what you need to have on hand when you make it:
- A bag or bunch of greens (we use kale and spinach!)
- An avocado (which is technically a fruit!)
- Garlic cloves
- Crumbled goat cheese
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How to Make Keto Harvest Salad
Making a salad is very simple: chop up the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. The finer everything is chopped, the more flavor you can fit on your fork.
For the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients except the olive oil. Once combined, drizzle in olive oil until the dressing emulsifies and thickens, then pour over the salad when ready to eat!
How to Store Keto Harvest Salad
Store this in your refrigerator in an airtight container.
If you're making this salad ahead of time or for meal prep, don't cut the avocado last so that it doesn't brown.
When you are ready to eat, slice your avocado and then toss the salad with the dressing right before serving.
This salad can last a few days in the refrigerator without dressing or avocado mixed in.
What to Serve With This Salad
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For the Salad
- 1 (12 oz.) bag kale/spinach
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/3 cup raw pecans
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 2 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced
- 2 scallions, sliced
For the Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper together until well combined.
- Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until it emulsifies and thickens.
- Assemble the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
- Top with the Apple Cider Vinaigrette and toss to combine.
- CKL Tip: Don’t slice the avocado until you are ready to serve so that it doesn’t brown.
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