Salad may seem like a keto no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how quickly the carb count can rise depending on what ingredients you add (raisins or apples, anyone)? These two salads are full of flavor while keeping the carb counts low enough for keto diets.
1 cup chopped unpeeled cucumber
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice with zest
1/2 tsp minced jalapeño pepper (optional)
Yields 4 servings
Source: The Vegiterranean Diet by Julieanna Hever (Da Capo)
Wakame Cucumber Salad
2–3 4” strands dried wakame
3 green onions
2 tbsp rice (or red wine) vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fresh, juiced ginger
pinch sea salt
toasted sesame seeds, to taste
Yields 3 servings
Source: Kacie Loparto
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