Refreshing but still hearty, this easy Keto Cobb Salad is an easy and tasty answer to what to have for lunch or dinner! And, if you use some leftover rotisserie chicken, this quick veggie-loaded salad comes together even faster. I’ll show you all my chef tips and tricks to make this amazing meal-worthy salad perfect every time!
You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make this amazing salad, and if you make this Ranch Dressing to go with it, you can control every single carb and load on even more delicious flavor.
You also don’t need anything special to make this meal and you can assemble it right on your plate or bowl.
Meal Prep Magic!
Keto Cobb Salad is totally meal preppable. I used leftover grilled chicken, but you can as easily swap in leftover rotisserie chicken.
Hard boiled eggs make this salad something special, and check out my tips for making hard boiled eggs perfectly, every time.
Get everything assembled ahead of time! I cut and store the veggies, make the dressing, and have everything ready to go so that I can just put it into a container for lunch if I’m going to be out of the house, or to make a quick meal if I’m home.
Ingredients to Make Keto Cobb Salad
- Grilled or rotisserie chicken
- Hard boiled eggs
- Crispy bacon
- Ranch Dressing
How To Make Keto Cobb Salad
- Prep your veggies. Use a good knife and plastic cutting board (plastic is much more hygienic), and prep the veggies.
- Thinly slice the chicken or cut it up into chunks. You want bite-size pieces of everything.
- Wash your lettuce – use a variety of greens, a lettuce blend, or your favorites. You can prep the lettuce ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in a sealed zipper-top plastic bag with a paper towel inside to absorb excess moisture.
- Boil the eggs and peel them before chilling them. Check out this Egg Salad recipe to see my fail-proof method for making perfect hard boiled eggs.
- Make the dressing! I love this Chipotle Ranch Dressing to add a Southwestern twist to my keto Cobb Salad, or use your favorite keto/low-carb dressing.
- To assemble: Lay down a layer of lettuce, and nicely arrange the veggies, chicken, sliced or quartered hard boiled egg, and avocado.
- Drizzle with dressing, and dig in!
What To Serve With Keto Cobb Salad
The beauty of this dish is that with so much protein in it already, it’s a one-dish meal.
You could serve it with some grilled shrimp or fish on the side, or add a side of Zucchini Spaghetti (zoodles) if you want something extra.
How To Store This Keto Salad Recipe
I like to prep the various parts of this dish ahead of time and keep them in the fridge.
Lettuce – washed lettuce will keep for a few days in an airtight bag with a paper towel inside to absorb moisture
Protein – chicken, eggs, and bacon can all be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Veggies – cut veggies have various shelf lives. Use them as soon as possible.
Assembled salads will keep fresh for a day or two in air-tight containers. Keep the dressing separate so it doesn’t sog your greens.
Chef Jenn’s Tips
- Add a bit of sliced red onion to your salad for extra flavor, but watch as red onion is a bit higher in carbs.
- Add the avocado just before serving so it doesn’t discolor.
- Totally change up the flavor and use this Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip as your salad dressing – talk about flavor!
- Mix and match with your favorite ingredients! Add what you like, and skip what you don’t care for. This salad is totally customizable!
- Add grilled shrimp instead of chicken for a tasty twist.
Yes! Just be careful that you don’t put on too many higher carb veggies (tomatoes, red peppers, onions) and it’s totally keto coming in at about 6 net carbs per hearty serving.
Yes! And to make it even easier, use leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken.
It can be! Simply omit the chicken and you’ll have a vegetarian version of it.
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Keto Cobb Salad
- 4 cups lettuce washed and chopped
- 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 6 ounces grilled chicken sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup cucumbers sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 bell pepper sliced thin
- 1 avocado sliced or cubed
- 1. Wash and dry the lettuce, then top it with your choice of ingredients.
- 2. Add your favorite dressing and enjoy!
A Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
You can also pair your salad with a delicious bowl of beefy keto minestrone soup; soup and salad is a classic combination!