Keto Texan Brisket Salad

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Keto Texan Brisket Salad

If you categorize yourself as “hungry” often but are trying to eat healthier, this Keto salad will really help you out! Leafy greens are dressed with a fatty dressing that uses both mayonnaise and olive oil. These Keto fats will help you feel fuller for longer and provide you with ketogenic energy. Diced cucumber, onion, canned tomatoes and chilis, and avocado (more Keto fat) add a variety of flavors and textures to the salad to keep the palate entertained. You’ll go from “hungry” to “happy” after you add on juicy pieces of cooked brisket to your meal! This Keto recipe does not include directions for cooking brisket but instead uses pre-cooked brisket. Below are some tips on how to obtain pre-cooked brisket so you don’t have to slow-cook the meat in your oven for hours just to make a salad! For meal prepping, you can arrange your salad in meal prep containers and keep the dressing on the side until you’re ready to eat.

How Can I Get Pre-Cooked Brisket?

It would be silly to ask you to cook a whole brisket to use just a few ounces on a salad! Buying brisket that has already been cooked from your local grocery store makes this recipe way more obtainable. Depending on where you live, some grocery stores will have a ‘hot bar’ area where pre-cooked, hot foods are kept for quick pickups. Look for sliced brisket or roast beef (which makes a great substitute if you’re in a pinch). Check the refrigeration or freeze aisles for single-serve or family-style dinners for packaged and branded cooked brisket. You can easily heat your brisket according to the packaging when making your salad.

Substitutions For Brisket

If you’re in a bind and can’t get your hands on pre-cooked brisket, have no fear! There are similar cuts of beef that will offer the same Keto macros as brisket. As mentioned above, pre-cooked roast beef is a comparable substitution, which you can pick up hot or cold from your local deli. If you want to cook raw meat for your own salad, you can choose a piece of lean chuck roast to quickly cook in a pan to your liking. Remember, the weight listed in the ingredients is for cooked beef, so add 1 or 2 extra ounces to your raw chuck roast since it will lose weight during cooking.

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  • Net Carbs

    3.3 g

  • Fiber

    3 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.4 g

  • Protein

    21.4 g

  • Fats

    39.5 g

465 cals

Keto Texan Brisket Salad

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  • Mayonnaise


    0.5 tablespoon

  • Ketchup


    0.25 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice

    Lemon juice

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Olive Or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Olive Or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    2 tsp

  • Garlic


    0.13 teaspoon

  • Paprika


    0.13 teaspoon

  • Curry powder

    Curry powder

    0.13 teaspoon

  • Cumin, ground

    Cumin, ground

    0.13 teaspoon

  • Cilantro


    1 teaspoon, chopped

  • Lettuce


    0.75 oz

  • Arugula


    0.5 oz

  • Cucumber


    1 oz

  • Yellow onion

    Yellow onion

    0.25 oz

  • Avocado


    0.75 oz

  • Original No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies

    Original No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies

    0.5 oz

  • Beef brisket, visible fat eaten

    Beef brisket, visible fat eaten

    3 oz

Recipe Steps

steps 3

15 min

  • Step 1

    Make the dressing first to add to your salad during any of the other steps in this recipe. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, curry powder, cumin, and minced cilantro. Make sure to mince the garlic and cilantro as finely as you can so you have an easy time distributing the dressing later. Set the dressing aside or store it in your refrigerator for later.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Make the salad by arranging the lettuce and arugula together on a plate. You may dress the greens immediately or reserve the dressing for the end of the recipe. Dice the cucumber, onion, and avocado into small pieces. Try to keep all the diced pieces the same size so they’re easy to pierce with a fork. You may slice the avocado into thin slices if you prefer.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Spoon drained canned diced tomatoes and chilis over the greens. Chop or slice pre-cooked brisket and add it on top of the salad. Since it’s already cooked, you can eat this salad warm or cold. You can spoon your dressing over the entire salad for serving or serve the dressing on the side to mix in at your leisure. At your discretion, you can add other garnishes to the salad such as a dollop of Keto sour cream, more chopped cilantro, your favorite hot sauce, or a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.
    Step 3