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Keto Caesar Salad

Keto Caesar Salad

Published on: September 24, 2019

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Classic Caesar salad is made with croutons, anchovies, and raw yolks. This keto-friendly version, however, uses baked chicken breast in place of croutons and added bacon to boost the umami flavors and the fat content of this recipe. We’ve also skipped the raw egg yolks and didn’t skimp on the mayo and Parmesan cheese.

Keto Caesar Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2




  • 10oz. chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 7oz. butterhead or romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1oz. freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste or 2 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



  • 1Preheat oven to 400F.
  • 2Place the chicken breasts in a greased baking dish.
  • 3Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4Bake the chicken for 20-22 minutes. Once done, place the chicken on a cutting board and let cool for 3 minutes.
  • 5Slice the chicken into strips.


  • 6Make the dressing by mixing all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 7Place the lettuce into a medium bowl.
  • 8Top with the chicken and crumbled bacon.
  • 9Serve with a dollop of the prepared dressing.

Recipe Tips

This is a great recipe to use when you have leftover chicken. If you’d rather make this salad be closer to the original by using croutons instead of chicken, consider making low-carb croutons from leftover keto bread. The crispiest croutons can be made from keto bread with almond flour as the main ingredient and seasoned with garlic powder, Parmesan, and olive oil.


Storing the Salad

Ceasar salad won’t store well if you’ve already assembled all of the ingredients. If you want to make the salad ahead, stored the prepared chicken, bacon, dressing, and chopped lettuce separately. Assemble once ready to eat.