KETO SUMMER SALAD WITH MINT
August is when most local produce is at a peak. I use Hoosier tomatoes and cucumbers in today's Summer Salad with Mint for maximum flavor.
Summer Salad with Mint
Outside the front door, I have a large, voluptuous patch of mint. Often, I use it in cocktails and desserts. The other day, I came across a recipe for a savory salad with mint. What a concept! Immediately, I had to try it out. That’s how Summer Salad with Mint came to be.
For low carb and keto cooking, fresh herbs can transform a recipe from good to fabulous. There’s nothing like the flavor of them. My Summer Salad with Mint uses local produce and simple ingredients to be deliciously sugar free and gluten free. While it could be made in the winter, tomatoes and cucumber taste best when farm fresh (at least, here in Indiana).
Chef Alexa's secret for fresh flavor? Use fresh herbs. This pot from her back deck comes inside in the winter to be used all year long.
Quick and simple to make, Summer Salad with Mint works well as a side dish for grilled foods. Serve it with Cornell Chicken or Cajun Chicken Kabobs. You can even switch up the cheese or herbs to make it complement your favorite entrees. Easy, versatile recipes? That’s KetoLuxe.
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1 cup cucumber, diced
½ cup tomatoes, diced
¼ cup mixed pitted olives
1 scallion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon KetoLuxe Allulose
½ teaspoon pink salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ crumbled goat cheese
1 sprig fresh mint, for garnish
- In a medium mixing bowl, gently stir together cucumber, tomatoes, olives, scallion, and mint. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine vinegar, KetoLuxe Allulose, pink salt, and black pepper.
- Drizzle dressing over salad and mix lightly.
- Pour salad into serving bowl or platter.
- Top with crumbled goat cheese and garnish with a sprig of mint.
- Serve immediately or lightly chilled.
Don’t like goat cheese or mint? Replace with your favorite soft cheese and fresh herbs. Feta and oregano make a nice combination.
You can make this a few hours before serving and hold in the refrigerator to let the flavors come together.
NUTRITION BREAKDOWN, EACH SERVING
Net carbs: 2 grams
Sugar alcohols: 0 grams
Allulose: 0 grams
Total carbs: 4 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Fat: 14 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Sodium: 893 milligrams