Keto Spinach Feta Pecan Salad

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    15 min

Keto Spinach Feta Pecan Salad

75 ratings

This salad is super quick and easy to make on a weeknight as a side with chicken, salmon or pork chops. The vinaigrette is simply a 1:1 ratio of vinegar to olive oil, so you really could use any vinegar you would like. I prefer to use apple cider vinegar because it has an inherent sweetness, but has no carbs or added sugar. It lends itself to a balanced vinaigrette without needing to add any sugar. The feta is nice and salty and tastes so delicious with the tart dressing and toasty pecans.

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    2.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.9 g

  • Protein

    5.2 g

  • Fats

    26.6 g

268 cals

Keto Spinach Feta Pecan Salad

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  • Spinach


    6 cup

  • Red Onions

    Red Onions

    ¼ cup, sliced

  • Pecans


    ½ cup, halves

  • Feta Cheese

    Feta Cheese

    ½ cup, crumbled

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    ¼ cup

  • Apple Cider Vinegar by Bragg

    Apple Cider Vinegar by Bragg

    ¼ cup

  • Kosher Salt

    Kosher Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

15 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 F. Toast pecans for 3 mins. Let cool.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Cut a red onion in quarters and slice one quarter very thin.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste (for me this is a couple good pinches of salt and several good cracks of pepper).
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    In a large bowl combine the spinach, red onion, toasted pecans and crumbled feta (I like to crumble the feta super large). Add half of the vinaigrette and gently toss the salad. Serve the rest of the dressing on the side. Serve immediately! You can always prepare the salad without the dressing for up to a day in advance, just add dressing before serving.
    Step 4

Comments 29

  • StupendousRadish894324

    StupendousRadish894324 10 months ago

    Im going to add toasted pinenuts

    • MirthfulArugula165054

      MirthfulArugula165054 a year ago

      Very good recipe! The dressing is very tasty. I added chicken and made this a lunch recipe. Definitely recommend

      • TomJStapleton

        TomJStapleton a year ago

        Love this so much.

        • Magdalena26

          Magdalena26 2 years ago

          All time favourite

          • Foodie43

            Foodie43 2 years ago

            Fresh, easy, surprisingly satisfying, thank you!

            • Mindbattle

              Mindbattle 2 years ago

              Really Yummy! For the vinegar part I used balsamic vinegar and balsamic glaze (1/2 and 1/2) So good!

              • OutstandingAvocado729272

                OutstandingAvocado729272 a year ago

                balsamic vinegar increases the carb load a fair amount

            • lowcarbdieter3aca

              lowcarbdieter3aca 2 years ago

              I had this with chicken. It was delicious!

              • ethomas0517

                ethomas0517 2 years ago

                Delicious. I added fresh strawberries for sweetness to counter the sour taste of the vinegar.

                • PropitiousAvocado747792

                  PropitiousAvocado747792 2 years ago

                  Super Delicious

                  • BlithesomeAvocado232984

                    BlithesomeAvocado232984 2 years ago

                    Needed more fat so added a 1/4 avocado to a serving and absolutely delicious compliment and texture! 💕

                    • Baslan

                      Baslan 2 years ago

                      I added red cabbage pickle instead of onion and it was delicious!

                      • RousingMacadamia734906

                        RousingMacadamia734906 3 years ago

                        Super easy to make and taste so yummy 😋

                        • UpbeatKale863408

                          UpbeatKale863408 3 years ago

                          Great salad, straightforward and quick to make. I wouldn't bother toasting the pecans as it takes up more time and makes the pecans taste slightly bitter. The pecans are best left natural and roughly chopped.

                          • OutstandingMacadamia435629

                            OutstandingMacadamia435629 3 years ago

                            Purple onion , feta and pecans Love the flavours ! Love this salad! Simple but so much flavour! Really enjoyed the lunch idea .

                            • ExcellentKetone480803

                              ExcellentKetone480803 3 years ago

                              I can't believe how good this salad is! My tastebuds are happy, very satisfying. I roasted my pecans earlier today and it added such a delicious flavor and crunch. I can't wait to make this again and add some chicken for more protein! I love salad again. :)

                              • StellarArugula872888

                                StellarArugula872888 3 years ago

                                Very tasty and satisfying.

                                • ExcellentKale502846

                                  ExcellentKale502846 3 years ago

                                  I have just started but loved this tasty salad. Added chicken for lunch.

                                  • Leah Catherine

                                    Leah Catherine 3 years ago

                                    Could I substitute the pecans for pine nuts?

                                    • ExcellentKetone480803

                                      ExcellentKetone480803 3 years ago

                                      I don't see why not! Did you try it?

                                  • PropitiousCauliflower369044

                                    PropitiousCauliflower369044 3 years ago

                                    Excellent salad. The toasted pecans really make it!

                                    • Lindatro

                                      Lindatro 3 years ago

                                      This is a great recipe! I make it frequently for my family as well!

                                      • BlithesomeAvocado232984

                                        BlithesomeAvocado232984 3 years ago

                                        Love it - can eat it everyday!

                                        • FantasticMacadamia179979

                                          FantasticMacadamia179979 3 years ago


                                          • Cakey

                                            Cakey 3 years ago

                                            Really yummy! Had this with chicken skewers and it was amazing, thank you

                                            • AdelB

                                              AdelB 3 years ago

                                              Very satisfying and you feel full quickly. I personally like the pecan well toasted so don’t hesitate. 4 minutes and they were perfect. Thanks.

                                              • kathleenkparkerphotography194f

                                                kathleenkparkerphotography194f 3 years ago

                                                Used avocado oil instead of olive oil and red wine vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar. After being on this diet for about eight or nine days, I have ended up with an inflamed personal place, and I think it’s from not eating enough alkaline vegetables. You can find a list of them on the Internet and try to eat them every day. I also was having diet Coke and things like that and not enough water. So it’s not just about carbs and fats and proteins. I’ve also decided to have a cup of organic vegetable broth every day, and I think it has 10 cal and no carbs. I heat it in a coffee cup. I have been doing bulletproof coffee, and I know that is very acidic, so I’m going to adjust it a little bit. I like it and I think it helps burn the fat!🔥 However, I can’t take the feminine female inferno. I feel like I’m sitting on a volcano. If this happens to you, get one of those freezer ice packs, not too big. Wrap it in a pillowcase, lie down, and treat the area. I know that this is not about this recipe, but I think people need to know this. The first week I was on this diet I lost 4 pounds. I’m very pleased with that and will continue on but I will eat more alkaline vegetables and drink them and more water, and cut back the soft drinks.

                                                • Joan

                                                  Joan 3 years ago

                                                  Good insights

                                              • Char50

                                                Char50 3 years ago

                                                Really enjoyed. TY