Keto Greek Salad {low carb, gluten-free}

Keto Greek Salid

Last Updated on December 15, 2022 by Kayla

Forget soggy lettuce! This Keto Greek Salad recipe is packed with crunchy vegetables and loads of flavor.

It is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be easily modified to fit vegan and Whole30 diets. For paleo, vegan, and Whole30 Greek salad, simply omit the last two ingredients {hummus and/or feta cheese}.

To transform this dish into an entree, add a protein such as grilled chicken or beans to make it a complete meal.

If you are following along in my LIFe program or using my free dietitian-approved grocery list, this recipe is perfect! It includes ingredients entirely from the slow carb grocery list. So if you are practicing the 80/20 rule like many of my other followers, you’ll love this recipe!

Recipe Ingredients

This low-carb Greek salad is made from minimally processed whole foods. Don’t let this fool you though! While it’s packed with nutrient-dense foods and healthy fats, it will have you salivating for seconds.

You can prepare the vegetables in advance and dress the salad when you are ready to serve. It’s a wonderful dish for a potluck. With its crunchy texture and Mediterranean flavors, friends and family will be begging you for the recipe!

I love using Hope hummus for all my hummus needs. It’s one of the only hummuses that I can find that contains only olive oil. Many other brands include pro-inflammatory vegetable oils or oil blends such as safflower, soybean, and sunflower oil.

Unfortunately, food manufacturers may add a teeny bit of olive oil just so they can advertise “made with olive oil” on the front of the package. It’s important to review the ingredients list to see exactly what a product is made with.

Hope Hummus Sea Salt & Olive Oil
Hope Foods Hummus Ingredients

Make It Your Own

You can customize this recipe to your preferences. Add your favorite vegetables and eliminate your not-so-favorite. It can be a beautiful salad with a rainbow of colors. Or you could be fancy and choose seasonal colors. For Christmas for instance, you could opt for only green and red vegetables.

If you like to prep your meals in advance, the vegetables can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Simply dress them with olive oil and vinegar before you head out the door in the morning, and you have a quick and healthy lunch for every day of the week!

You can add or modify this keto Greek salad recipe with other ingredients such as:

  • red onion
  • romaine lettuce
  • baby spinach
  • fresh basil
  • avocado
  • kalamata olives
  • artichokes
  • roasted red peppers
  • pepperoncini peppers
  • capers
  • diced chicken

The possibilities are endless! For a vegetarian version, you could make a white bean Greek salad. This would be a quick, healthy meal but would no longer be considered keto which is A-OK too.

Keto Greek Salad Dressing

This keto Greek salad dressing is made with zero-carb ingredients including olive oil, vinegar, and black pepper. Change the flavor by using different kinds of vinegars, spices, and seasonings.

To jazz up the dressing, try adding:

  • lemon juice
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • red wine vinegar
  • dijon mustard
  • ground oregano
  • garlic

Psst. You may have noticed there is no salt listed in the ingredients or recommendations above. The feta cheese and olives provide plenty of saltiness, so this recipe really doesn’t need it!

If you choose not to use olives and/or crumbled feta, you may have to add salt or extra acids like lemon juice or vinegar. Acidic ingredients can help substitute salt as they activate similar taste receptors on the tongue.

Keto Greek Salad with Hummus and Feta Cheese

Keto Greek Salad {low carb, gluten-free}

This keto Greek salad is gluten-free and is easily modified for vegan and Whole30. It is packed with fresh vegetables and simple, flavorful ingredients.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup green olives quartered
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1-8 oz container hummus
  • 8 oz feta cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Dice vegetables and olives. Add to a large bowl; stir to combine.
  • Recommend dressing with olive oil and vinegar just before serving. Vegetable mixture can be stored for up to 5 days in refrigerator.
  • When ready to serve, add olive oil, vinegar, and black pepper to vegetable mixture. Toss to combine.
  • Serve with a dollop of hummus and crumbled feta cheese. Omit for vegan and Whole30.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving {~1 cup vegetable mixture, 2 Tbsp hummus, and 1/4 cup feta cheese}: 275 calories, 22g fat, 11g net carbohydrates, 8g protein
Keyword gluten free, keto, low carb, vegetarian

Yours truly,

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