Protein filled salad

It was super hot last week and all I’ve been wanting to eat is fresh fruit and salad.  To make salads filling enough to be a meal I like to add hard boiled eggs, cubed chicken, parmesan cheese, and avocado to greens and other veggies.  Cucumbers, grated carrots, and different kinds of cheese also make great additions to what we did here, just use the recipe below as a starting point.

Protein Filled Salad (GAPS, Keto friendly)


Protein Filled Summer Salad

Cuisine: GAPS, Gluten Free, keto, primal
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 365 kcal
Author: Cara Comini
If you have leftover meat from grilling, this salad goes together for a good protein-filled meal and no heating up the kitchen!


  • 3 hearts Romaine sliced across
  • 1 avocado cut into slices
  • 1 chicken breast coooked and cubed
  • 5 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Toss all ingredients. If you're not going to eat it all at once top each serving with dressing individually.


  1. If needed, make ranch dressing (here) and boil eggs (here)
  2. Layer all ingredients in a large bowl, or set ingredients out on a plate so everyone can top their lettuce with the toppings they desire.
  3. If you're not going to eat it all at once, top each serving with dressing individually.

Recipe Notes

Net carbs: 6

Nutrition Facts
Protein Filled Summer Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 6g24%
Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Other gluten-free, low-carb, simple and delicious salads:


For more nourishing salad ideas, check out Fresh by Kimi Harris of Nourishing Gourmet!