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BEST Keto Salad that Cuts Cravings

Again, this recipe is adapted from the Whole30 cookbook.
See more pictures at the bottom of this post!
Servings: 1 large salad or 2 small-medium size salads
Author: Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Ingredients

  • Lettuce greens nothing too heavy like kale, but a bunch of colorful mixed greens is nice -- I like endive thrown in if I have it. Organic is best, of course, to avoid the chemicals. Sometimes I'll just use organic romaine.
  • 2-3 eggs per person -- I like it with 2 but if you're really hungry, you may want 3. Pastured eggs from a farmer you know and trust is best.
  • 1 # pastured bacon you won't need all of the bacon, you can save it for another salad later, but you'll need the bacon fat, 2-3 pieces or so per person. Get some here if you don't have a good local source for healthy pastured meats.
  • Optional: cherry tomatoes halved -- I tried this recently and YUMMMMM

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup bacon grease Note: if you're serving more than 1-2 people, you can stretch the amount of bacon grease with olive oil or avocado oil if you don't have enough bacon fat, but I usually have some extra in a jar in the fridge.
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic about 1/2-1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt and pepper -- I use freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Fry bacon until crisp.  Save the fat drippings to use in the dressing, leaving some of the fat in the pan to fry your eggs in.  (Throw the garlic in if you want it sautéed a bit, but if not, it's okay to just throw it into the dressing too.)
  • Soft cooked eggs are the best for this, so fry eggs just 'til done on the outside, leaving the yolk soft and runny if possible.  Season with sea salt and pepper.
  • In a small saucepan on low heat, whisk together the dressing ingredients well, just 'til hot and the flavors come together for a minute or two.
  • Place your greens in a big bowl.  Set the eggs on top and crumble however much bacon you want over the eggs and greens.  Pour the dressing over the salad -- I love how the hot dressing sizzles a little on top of the greens.  :)
  • Add more sea salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Let me know what you think in the comments!