Keto Bacon Blue Cheese and Pecan Salad

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    20 min

Keto Bacon Blue Cheese and Pecan Salad

42 ratings

Simple to pull together, this bacon, blue cheese and pecan salad is the perfect marriage of sweet and salty with a tangy twist of blue cheese. Served on a bed of arugula and red cabbage, this vibrant salad is a welcome treat for any dining table.

Ideal for a lazy weekend or to brighten up your working lunch, this salad is packed with flavor and healthful fats.

  • Net Carbs

    4.5 g

  • Fiber

    2.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.8 g

  • Protein

    11.8 g

  • Fats

    46.4 g

475 cals

Keto Bacon Blue Cheese and Pecan Salad

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  • Bacon


    3 medium slice

  • Pecans


    ½ cup, halves

  • Arugula


    1 cup

  • Red Cabbage

    Red Cabbage

    1 cup, chopped

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Blue Cheese by Castello

    Blue Cheese by Castello

    3 ounce

  • Sour Cream

    Sour Cream

    1 tablespoon

  • Mayonnaise


    1 tablespoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    ¼ cup

  • Lemon Juice Raw

    Lemon Juice Raw

    ½ lemon yields

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 7

20 min

  • Step 1

    Add the pecans to a dry pan over a low/medium heat. Toast for 4-5 minutes until fragrant.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the cabbage and arugula to a large mixing bowl and combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Season the salad and stir through the toasted pecans. Reserve to one side.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a dry pan over a medium heat. Fry gently until crisp.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    To make the dressing, add 1/2 of the blue cheese to a food processor with the olive oil, mayo, lemon juice, garlic and sour cream.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Season to taste and blend to a smooth liquid.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    To serve, scatter the bacon over the salad and top with the remaining crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle over the dressing to complete.

Comments 30

  • Raging avocado

    Raging avocado 2 years ago

    All this dressing goes in the salad seems like way to much dressing for me I doubled the arugula and cabbage and it was still plenty of sauce

    • Justafast1

      Justafast1 2 years ago

      I love blue cheese, bacon and pecans so this definitely made me happy! Plus I struggle with my fat abd this helped a lot! Will probably be eating this for lunch often.

      • IneffableMacadamia264406

        IneffableMacadamia264406 2 years ago

        Definitely decent! I used goat cheese instead and I had a lemon garlic dressing leftover from something else.

        • Sam

          Sam 2 years ago

          I don’t love blue cheese, so I substitute a mild cow’s milk feta cheese. Turns out great.

          • StellarMacadamia285160

            StellarMacadamia285160 2 years ago

            Easy. Delicious!

            • ExcellentKale868061

              ExcellentKale868061 2 years ago

              Yum. Blue cheese!

              • Its-a-me!

                Its-a-me! 2 years ago

                I’m new to keto and have been finding that most of the recipes are bland. This recipe is the exception- wow! What a delicious flavour punch. If I could rate this 100 stars I would. So, refreshingly good. I’ve been having it all week!

                • Justafast1

                  Justafast1 2 years ago

                  I agree on the bland! If you like beef stroganoff the one they have is quite tasty IMO. :)

              • StellarMacadamia285160

                StellarMacadamia285160 2 years ago

                This blue cheese dressing is addicting! Great salad.

                • Lcmoody1

                  Lcmoody1 2 years ago

                  Very enjoyable, but I made balsamic vinaigrette dressing for mine...YUM!

                  • KS

                    KS 2 years ago

                    Easy to make and very tasty, was amazed how filling this was.

                    • AmazingArugula156864

                      AmazingArugula156864 3 years ago

                      Very tasty

                      • Sofialopez31

                        Sofialopez31 3 years ago

                        Just had this for lunch! I was a bit afraid of hating it because of the blue cheese (not a big fan) but I most definitely say all the flavours goes absolutely amazing together! Including the blue cheese! I would probably love a bigger size LOL but I take it :D

                        • BrendaSchonig

                          BrendaSchonig 3 years ago

                          No Aragula so I just used Spinach

                          • Manonmanon4

                            Manonmanon4 3 years ago

                            I dont like blue cheese but pacans are delicious in this salad

                            • LavenderBlueDilly

                              LavenderBlueDilly 3 years ago

                              The serving info in this recipe is confusing. The salad is delicious but I can’t decide how much to eat of the salad.

                              • Its-a-me!

                                Its-a-me! 2 years ago

                                I found it to be that way as well. I doubled the recipe to eat it all week. It would be nice if it was clearer as to how much of the dressing is 1 serving though. I’m pretty sure I’ll have leftover dressing at the end of the week because I’m trying to not go over.

                              • Julie

                                Julie 3 years ago

                                It is. I'm going to make the whole dressing recipe and only try to use 1/3 of it. Then going to split the other ingredients into 1/3.

                            • Tom

                              Tom 3 years ago

                              I like blue cheese

                              • SplendidCauliflower813989

                                SplendidCauliflower813989 3 years ago

                                Very tasty just made a few changes less of everything and would recommend a blue cheese that is not too strong.

                                • MsDachshund

                                  MsDachshund 2 years ago

                                  I used Gorgonzola instead of blue cheese. Same family of cheese just milder.

                              • mcfalljames

                                mcfalljames 4 years ago

                                Really tasty! I subbed baby kale for the arugula and cabbage, cut the blue cheese in half and didn't use any crumbles (the dressing is more than enough for me - and I love blue cheese). Also, I didn't have sour cream at the time so I used plain greek yogurt instead. The recipe says 3 servings, but it seems like just 1 serving to me and I'm a small dude.

                                • Sonia

                                  Sonia 4 years ago

                                  Lunch or side dish? Haven’t tried it yet

                                  • daniellegilchrist

                                    daniellegilchrist 4 years ago

                                    Really tasty! I subbed the blue cheese for cheddar because 1, I really dislike blue cheese and 2, blue cheese is often made from mold spores of wheat bread and I'm allergic to wheat. Even in the dressing, the cheddar cheese was tasty! It was milder and had less "bite" than blue cheese dressing would. I'm not a huge salad person, but bacon makes everything better.

                                    • Aggiern07

                                      Aggiern07 4 years ago

                                      Delicious! the sauce complimented the peppery taste of the arugula. Loved the cabbage crunch. Almost reminds me of a wedge salad. Definitely will be a favorite

                                      • Ecerv

                                        Ecerv 4 years ago

                                        Did not like sauce

                                        • MaggyCreek

                                          MaggyCreek 4 years ago

                                          Perfect lunch! Increased arugula and spinach though.

                                          • Corinne

                                            Corinne 5 years ago

                                            I liked this salad,, nice crunch with the addition of Pecan nuts I’m going make this for Christmas lunch for my family

                                            • recipewriter

                                              recipewriter 5 years ago

                                              That's great! Glad you liked the recipe :)

                                          • Ford0d11

                                            Ford0d11 5 years ago

                                            Does anyone know how long you could store this in the fridge