Low carb salad – Top 5 low carb salad recipes

Salads don’t have to mean sacrifice with this bunch of mouthwatering, flavor-packed recipes. Plus, they’re each filling enough to make into a main dish.

Here is top 5 low carb salad recipes:

1. Buffalo Chicken Salad
Need a healthful meal in a flash? This low-carb salad has the spicy kick and satisfying crunch of your favorite restaurant-style Buffalo chicken without the extra calories and fat. And it only takes 15 minutes to toss together.

Ingredients:
– 1/2 of a heart of romaine, sliced
– 3/4 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken breast
– 2 tablespoons Buffalo wing sauce
– 1 21 – gram wedge light blue cheese, crumbled
– 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
– 1 tablespoon bottled fat-free blue cheese salad dressing
– 1 teaspoon fat-free milk
– 1 stalk celery, cut into 4 sticks

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
297 cal., 10 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 99 mg chol., 596 mg sodium, 13 g carb. (3 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 37 g pro.

2. Superfoods Salad
Spinach, strawberries, blueberries, and walnuts sometimes are called superfoods because they are loaded with antioxidants, which are often touted as contributing to good health.

Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
– 2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 tablespoon canola oil
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 4 cups packaged fresh baby spinach leaves
– 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
– 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
– 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
– 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
– 1 ounce semisoft goat cheese, crumbled
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
303 cal., 13 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 63 mg chol., 249 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (3 g fiber, 14 g sugars), 26 g pro.

3. Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad
Use a vegetable peeler to make beautiful ribbons of the cantaloupe and unpeeled cucumber. You’ll love this fresh take on the classic flavor combination of sweet and salty that also features feta cheese, mint, and basil.

Ingredients:
– 1 recipe Balsamic Vinaigrette
– 1/2 large cantaloupe, cubed (1 1/2 cups)
– 1/2 large cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced (1 1/2 cups)
– 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
– 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
– 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
79 cal., 5 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 6 mg chol., 236 mg sodium, 7 g carb. (1 g fiber, 6 g sugars), 2 g pro.

4. Bacon Salad Dressing
Enjoy this bacon-infused, low-carb salad dressing with your favorite veggie salad combinations. We recommend spinach, toasted walnuts, and juicy cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients:
– 2 slices bacon
– 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
– 2 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute equivalent to 2 teaspoons
– 1 teaspoon coarse-grain mustard

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
94 cal., 8 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 116 mg sodium, 4 g carb. (2 g sugars), 1 g pro.

5. Easy Taco Salad
Skip the Mexican takeout with all of the chips, greasy meat, and extra calories. This easy taco salad is packed with 17 grams of protein and two servings of healthy vegetables, and it has only 235 calories.

Ingredients:
– 4 ounces refrigerated seasoned ground beef (1/2 cup), such as Chi-Chi’s® brand
– 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
– 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
– 1/2 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
– 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (1 ounce)
– 1 3/4 – ounce package baked nacho-cheese flavor tortilla chips
– 2 tablespoons light sour cream
– 1 tablespoon salsa

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
235 cal., 8 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 36 mg chol., 549 mg sodium, 27 g carb. (6 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 17 g pro.

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