Low-Carb Chopped Salad with Chicken, Bacon and Apple Recipe

Chopped Salad
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  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    0 min
  • Total Time
    15 min
  • Yield
    1 serving Low-Carb Chopped Salad

This Low-Carb Chopped Salad recipe is made with sweet apple bits which contrast nicely with the salty bacon and creamy avocado.

Chopped salads are some of my favorites because they are easy to eat (no giant lettuce leaves) and you get lots of tastes with every bite, in different flavor combinations.


  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup cored chopped apple, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled or cut up small
  • Italian or vinaigrette dressing


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the salad ingredients
  2. Toss with an Italian or vinaigrette dressing.

Makes 1 large meal-sized serving. If you'd like something less filling, divide it, and/or use less avocado.

Nutritional Information for Low-Carb Chopped Salad: Each salad (not counting dressing) has 10 grams effective carbohydrate plus 10 grams fiber (20 grams total carbohydrate), 40 grams protein, and 484 calories.

Another Great Low-Carb Salad Recipe with Bacon

This recipe for Low-Carb Broccoli Salad with Bacon is another way to incorporate bacon into a healthy salad. 

Most classic broccoli with bacon salad recipes have a fair amount of carbs due to raisins and sugar in the dressing. I've attempted to reduce the sugar, but keep the same salty-sweet flavor combination of the classic cold broccoli salad.

Nutritional Information for Low-Carb Broccoli with Bacon Salad: Each of 10 servings has 3 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2.5 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and 203 calories.

Yet Another Great Low-Carb Salad Recipe with Bacon

This classic recipe for Low-Carb Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon (also known as Wilted Lettuce) is made low-carb-friendly by using a sugar substitute. By amping up the ingredients -- adding cooked chicken, turkey, fish or tofu -- it can be made into a satisfying meal.

Nutritional Information for Low-Carb Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon: Each serving has 3.5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2.5 grams fiber, 9 grams protein, and 194 calories.

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