If you’re looking for a super tasty easy salad to pair with your low-carb dinner, this Easy Arugula Avocado Salad is perfect. It’s light and flavorsome and goes well with whatever protein your fancy - chicken, salmon, steak, with a burger or pizza. Just 7 net carbs per serving!
Keto Arugula Avocado Salad
This low carb keto Arugula Avocado Salad takes just 5 minutes to make and would be great if you’re planning a bbq this summer or just want a quick base salad.
Peppery arugula with creamy avocado, tossed in a simple sugar-free and sweetener-free lemon dressing with shavings of parmesan.
If you’d like to add more of a Mediterranean flavor to the dressing, feel free to add a little minced garlic and some Italian dried herbs.
Is Arugula Keto Friendly?
Yes arugula is keto friendly. 100 grams of raw arugula has 25 calories, 3.6 grams of carbohydrates, 2.6 grams of protein, 1.6 grams of dietary fiber and 0.7 grams of fat.
Arugula is a wonderful green vegetable to enjoy on your ketogenic diet or low carb diet.
Health Benefits of Arugula
Arugula has a high amount of Vitamin A, C and K in just 100 grams. It's also high in folate, calcium, potassium and magnesium. It's a pretty powerful green veggie!
It's got a peppery, bitter taste and is full of antioxidants which can help promote against free radicals in the body.
Can I Swap Arugula?
Sure, you can swap the arugula in this salad if you prefer. Some other green veggie options would be Romaine lettuce, Iceberg lettuce, or Baby Spinach.
How to Make Sugar Free Lemon Dressing
There's no sugar added or sugar free sweeteners added to this easy lemon dressing. Feel free to add your own to taste if you prefer a little sweetness in your dressing. Here's my Sweetener Guide & Conversion chart to help you decide which low-carb sweetener to use for dressing.
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or you can also use avocado oil or even MCT oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon red wine vinegar (you could also swap with apple cider vinegar)
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
How to Make Sugar Free Mediterranean Dressing
Add these additional ingredients to the ones above for a Mediterranean flavor.
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (or dried oregano)
Wash the arugula.
Best Tip: To keep your arugula perky and crisp, plunge it into a bath of iced water. Drain, spin or pat dry on paper towel.
Place arugula in a serving bowl, add avocado and parmesan.
Mix dressing ingredients together. Toss with arugula salad and enjoy.
Can I Store Arugula Avocado Salad?
This salad is best served fresh. If you'd like to make the dressing ahead, that would work well in the fridge for 2 days. Best results for this salad would be to prep the day you plan to enjoy it.
How to Use Arugula
You can place raw arugula on top of keto cauliflower pizza in the last few minutes of baking and it will wilt just slightly and give you some fresh flavor on top of that keto pizza!
You can add fresh arugula instead of lettuce in your low carb sub sandwich.
You can add arugula to low-carb soups and even keto smoothies!
More Keto Salad Dressings
Easy Arugula Avocado Salad
Easy Arugula and Avocado Side Salad
- 4.4 ounces arugula fresh
- 7 ounces avocado sliced or cubed
- ½ cup parmesan cheese shaved thin
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
- ½ teaspoon vinegar red wine
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste
Optional: for a more Mediterranean Dressing
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (or dried oregano)
- Wash the arugula. Tip: to keep your arugula perky and crisp, plunge it into a bath of iced water. Drain, spin or pat dry on paper towel.
- Place arugula in serving bowl, top with avocado and parmesan.
- Mix dressing ingredients together. Toss with arugula salad and enjoy.
- Storage: Best Fresh
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