Keto Caesar Salad Recipe


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This classic chicken keto Caesar salad is made with delicious moist chicken, easy homemade dressing, and served on crisp romaine lettuce.

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Keto Caesar Salad

With just a few easy swaps, you can enjoy the best classic Caesar salad on the keto diet. We actually like this version better than a traditional Caesar salad, so I’m sure you’ll love it, too!

If you have a few extra minutes, I definitely recommend making my homemade Caesar dressing recipe. Anchovy paste can be a little hard to find, so I wrote the recipe with no anchovies (but it definitely doesn’t lack on flavor!).

Keto Caesar salad on a white platter.

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Salad on a white platter next to a can of BUBBL'R sparkling water.

Is Caesar Dressing Keto?

Caesar dressing is definitely keto-friendly and perfect for a low-carb diet. If you’re focussed on the quality of ingredients you’re eating, I’d recommend making this delicious homemade Caesar Dressing Without Anchovies.

Is Caesar Salad Keto?

Typically, no, a traditional Caesar salad won’t be keto. That’s mostly due to the croutons served with it.

As long as you make a couple of tweaks, Caesar salads can absolutely be eaten on a keto diet. The main thing you need to watch out for is the croutons. You can either omit them, make your own with homemade keto bread, or use parmesan crisps instead.

Bowls of romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Caesar dressing, salt, pepper, parmesan crisps, chicken breasts, and parmesan.

Can I Eat Salads On The Keto Diet?

Definitely! As long as you avoid high carb ingredients, salads can be a great staple of your keto diet. They’re a great way to get much-needed fiber and nutrients.

Keto Caesar salad on a pink background surrounded by lemon wedges.

Hot To Make Keto Croutons

You can either use store bought parmesan crisps, make your own parmesan crisps, or bake a loaf of keto bread, then cut the bread into cubes, and bake them until they’re dehydrated.

Tomatoes and chicken breast on a cutting board, shown before and after slicing.

Optional Adaptations

If you want some additional protein, try adding some jammy hard boiled eggs. Bacon bits would also add lots of flavor, as would marinating the chicken before cooking it.

A close up of keto Caesar salad.

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Yield: 4 servings

Keto Caesar Salad Recipe

The best classic keto Caesar salad recipe.

This classic chicken keto Caesar salad is made with delicious moist chicken, easy homemade dressing, and served on crisp romaine lettuce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (grilled or roasted, sliced)
  • 1/2 cup keto-friendly Caesar dressing
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (chopped, washed, and dried)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved lengthwise)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese peels
  • 20 parmesan crisps (broken into smaller pieces, store bought works great)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  1. Dry the chicken breasts and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them by baking or grilling. You can also cook them in an air fryer by cooking them at 360 F for 9 minutes, then flipping them and cooking them for an additional 9 minutes (or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 fahrenheit).
  2. If you’re making homemade Caesar dressing, go ahead and make that now.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, tomatoes, and cooked chicken slices. Add dressing and toss to combine.
  4. Plate the salad, and top with parmesan cheese peels, parmesan crisps, salt, and freshly cracked pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 27gCarbohydrates: 9.1gNet Carbohydrates: 5.2gFiber: 3.9gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. This was calculated assuming 1/2 batch of my homemade Caesar dressing was used.


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Enjoy this classic Keto Caesar Salad! It’s the perfect side dish to your favorite dinner.

The best classic keto Caesar salad recipe.

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