Category Archives: Snacks & Sides

Kalamata Keto Salad with Parmesan Chicken

kalamata keto salad with feta and parmesan chicken
kalamata keto salad with feta and parmesan chicken

This ain’t your grandma’s salad with carrots and celery that the rabbit dragged in. This Kalamata Keto Salad with Parmesan Chicken will have you thanking the Greek gods for the taste explosion that satiates the belly with healthy Keto fats and satisfies the palate with savory toppings. And of course, the possibilities to make it your own are limited only by your inclination to experiment.

Easy Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

1. In a bowl, whisk one egg, one tablespoon heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper.

2. Add one sliced or diced chicken breast. A fat 8 ounce breast is about the right size.

3. Stir and coat, then mix in 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan & 1/2 T dried parsley.

4. Brown on stove in 1/4 cup coconut oil. Flip and brown other side.

Gluten-free parmesan chicken for kalamata keto salad with feta
Gluten-free parmesan chicken

Kalamata Keto Salad Toppings

Pictured at top is a bed of greens: romaine hearts and spinach. Fresh from the garden tomatoes make this the perfect summertime salad. Feta, red onions, and the real kicker, Kalamata olives, give this the taste edge over plain Jane salads. A drizzle of olive oil and vinegar keep it Keto. For details, click here for Homemade Keto Salad Dressing.

What would you add to this Keto Salad to make it your own? Lay down a comment and let’s share ideas, pretty please without sugar on top! Please feel free to poke around the blog. I keep things pretty simple, and if you see links to products I like and decide to buy something for yourself, I earn a small commission with zero additional fees to you. Thank you for reading!

Here are some good beginner posts to check out:

Drinking Alcohol on Keto…Can I? (It’s the question so many ask!)

New to Keto? Keep it Simple!

Keto “Potato” Chips

Keto Dessert: How about90-second keto ice cream!

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Homemade Keto Mayo Avocado Egg Salad

Say hello to the easiest Keto Mayo I’ve ever made! It also happens to be the only Keto mayonnaise I’ve ever made, but I digress. Do this:

Keto Mayo Recipe

In your single serving Ninja Blender Cup, crack one hormone-free egg, yes, include the egg whites! Blend with 1/2 t mustard, 1 T Apple cider vinegar, pinch of Keto safe sweetener, and Himalayan pink salt. Then add 1 cup avocado oil and blend more. Done. Chill that Keto Mayo and get a bowl for the other ingredients. (Next time I will add a splash of lemon juice, but I was out). Now I’ve read that this will last just a few days, so you might want to whip it up specifically for a recipe. Well, looking here…I just happen to have an idea for you below!

Keto Avocado Egg Salad

One ripe avocado, two hard boiled eggs, 2 grape tomatoes, 1/4 cup Keto Mayo, chopped dill pickles. If my fridge had been stocked properly, green pepper and celery would have been delicious. Or grilled chicken. Served on a bed of greens. Make it your own, Keto Warriors! Oh, some fathead crackers or sour cream Keto “potato” chips would be perfect!

If you’re new to Keto, have a look around. I keep things super simple, from recipes, to Keto concepts. You’ll see a few links to products I like. If you click and buy, I earn a teensy weeny commission but you won’t pay one penny more. Thank you ever so kindly!

Black Olive Zucchini Salad Keto Recipe

As a kid, I used to put black olives on each of my fingers…and thumbs…and walk around with my very creative snack. I wouldn’t touch zucchini, though. Today, I’ve grown more sophisticated, but not much! Before I share the ingredients, take joy in the fact that you can mix and match any low-carb veggies you like. You can leave out anything that makes your inner child wrinkle your nose and pout! That is the beauty of creative cooking…and being an adult! First things first…

Black Olive Zucchini Salad with Feta Cheese
Black Olive Zucchini Salad with Feta Cheese

What Makes This Keto

1. The Healthy Oils: dump the old oils that are inflammatory (corn, canola, vegetable, soybean), and bring in the healthy keto friendly oils (olive, coconut, avocado, grade-fed butter, ghee, nitrate-free bacon fat).

2. More Healthy Fats: feta cheese, black olives

3. Low-Carb Veggies: onions and peppers do have some natural sugars, and you’ll see people avoiding them, but for me, there is no substitute for the flavor of onions. Just don’t eat 6 of them a day!

4. The Salt: Himalayan Pink salt has micronutrients that table salt does not. And to avoid the Keto Flu, which is a loss of electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, salt), YOU NEED SALT. Especially if you’re doing clean keto, which means ingredients count. Dirty keto means people are concerned only with carb count.

Black Olive Salad Recipe

Cut, shake and stir the following:

5 celery stalks, I can pitted olives, as much or little feta cheese as you like, about 1/4 cup (omit this ingredient to make dairy-free), 1 small red onion, 1 green zucchini, 1/2 green pepper, 1 T fresh cilantro, 1 T balsamic vinegar, 2 T olive oil, 1 T dried chives, salt, pepper, onion powder. That’s it. Chill for a bit so the seasonings get al snug with your veggies, then show your fancy grown-up self at a party with an exquisite chopped salad that took you 10 minutes to make!

If you’re new to Keto, you might skip about the blog. I keep things simple ’round here, from recipes to explanations. Here are other posts you. May find helpful as. You start or continue rocking your keto journey!

Keto Meal Plans & Book

Keto “Potato” Chips

Beginners: Keep Keto Simple!

Keto Ice Cream in 90 Seconds!

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