This keto cucumber walnut salad has got it all. From the crunch of the walnuts to the zest of the lemon and yogurt dressing, this salad is sure to go down well for either lunch or a light dinner.
In this recipe, we’ve combined nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits like olives, cucumber, and tomato with protein-packed feta cheese and Greek yogurt to ensure you get a good servicing of both. The walnuts also make sure you get a good dose of polyunsaturated fats.
This salad isn’t only packed full of goodness, it’s also extremely easy to make. The only part of this recipe that involves any significant effort is toasting the walnuts. This can be done in a skillet or the oven and only takes a few minutes. All you need to do is whip up the dressing, cut up the vegetables, and then add all of the ingredients into a bowl together.
As not everyone is a fan of ingredients such as olives and feta, you can always swap these ingredients out for alternatives or leave them out entirely. The choice is yours with this recipe. When dressing the salad, you can either dress the salad by mixing the salad in a bowl before serving or serve the dressing on the side.
Go on and try it—it’s sure to become one of your new favorites!
Yields 4 servings of Keto Cucumber Walnut Salad
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 cup walnuts
- 3 ounce feta cheese
- 1/4 cup black olives
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
- 3 tablespoon full-fat plain greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt to taste
1. Measure out and prepare all of the ingredients.
2. In a frying pan over medium heat, add the walnuts. Heat and stir for about 3 minutes.
3. In a bowl, combine the greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, and salt.
4. Slice the cucumber.
5. In another bowl, add the sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, and walnuts.
6. Stir in the greek yogurt mixture. Combine well to coat all of the ingredients.
7. Garnish with dill. Serve and enjoy!
This makes a total of 4 servings of Keto Cucumber Walnut Salad. Each serving comes out to be 261 calories, 23.1g fat, 6.2g net carbs, and 8.7g protein.
|1.00 large cucumber||42||0.3||10.2||1.4||8.8||1.8|
|1.00 cup walnuts||682||68||14.3||7||7.3||15.9|
|3.00 ounce feta cheese||225||18.1||3.5||0||3.5||12.1|
|0.25 cup black olives||39||3.6||2.1||1||1||0.3|
|0.25 cup cherry tomatoes||7||0.1||1.5||0.5||1||0.3|
|3.00 tablespoon full-fat plain greek yogurt||40||2.1||1.3||0||1.3||3.8|
|2.00 teaspoon lemon juice||2||0||0.6||0.1||0.5||0.1|
|0.50 teaspoon dried dill||1||0||0.3||0.1||0.2||0.1|
|0.50 teaspoon garlic powder||5||0||1.2||0.1||1||0.3|
|0.00 none salt||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Per Serving (/4)||261||23.1||8.7||2.6||6.2||8.7|