You will love this strawberry spinach salad with hot bacon dressing! It has it all, crunchy fresh greens, juicy warm bacon bites, toasted walnuts, creamy feta cheese, and just a touch of sweet strawberries! Bonus, this healthy salad recipe is also low-carb, keto friendly and gluten free ! The best healthy side salad to a summer BBQ party.
Unfortunately, an authentic spinach salad is not keto-friendly because it contains high-fructose apples or sugar in the dressing like honey or balsamic vinegar. However, it’s very easy to make a keto spinach salad with an easy keto-friendly salad dressing.
This strawberry spinach salad recipe is the easiest to make in just 10 minutes and the perfect side dish to feed a crowd. If you love to share salads at your BBQ party, this is the best keto spinach side salad that even non-keto eaters love!
All you need to make this keto strawberry spinach salad recipe is:
In a large bowl or long salad serving board, lay the baby spinach leaves, fresh strawberry slices, crumbles feta cheese. Set aside while cooking the remaining two ingredients.
First, add the finely chopped walnuts into a skillet and toast the nuts for 2-3 minutes, often stirring until all sides are toasted.
Add a pinch of salt onto the nut if desired and set aside in a bowl.
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In a small skillet, add the bacon bits and fry for 3-4 minutes until crispy and fragrant. Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon leaving the bacon fat into the skillet to make the hot bacon dressing sauce.
Keep the cooked bacon bits in a bowl and cover the bowl with foil to keep the bacon warm.
To make this bacon keto spinach salad dressing, bring
First, return the skillet with the bacon grease to medium heat. Then, stir in crushed garlic cloves.
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Immediately add the remaining dressing ingredients: apple cider vinegar, sugar-free maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
Finally, Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 minute until the dressing thickened and cover the back of a spoon.
Serve on the side of the salad.
Yes, you can make a keto spinach salad dressing recipe without bacon fat. To make a simple cold keto spinach salad dressing, first, prepare a small mixing bowl or mason jar.
Next, whisk together the ingredients below and store them in the fridge while you prepare the keto strawberry spinach salad.
Serve this keto warm bacon spinach salad immediately to enjoy the combination of fresh vegetables and hot toasted nuts and warm juicy bacon.
You can serve the keto dressing for this spinach salad on the side to prevent the salad from wilting.
There are so many ways you can make this salad! Be creative and add your favorite keto vegetables or more meat.
For example, what you can add to this keto spinach salad recipe are:
For a vegan keto spinach strawberry salad, skip the bacon and use some vegan protein instead, like:
Use the cold salad dressing for your salad. It’s 100% keto vegan approved.
If you love spinach on your keto diet, I have plenty more keto spinach recipes for you to try:
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