Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb

Yes, you can eat Caesar salad on keto! This easy keto Caesar salad recipe with chicken is simple, with common ingredients, crunchy parm crisps and homemade keto Caesar dressing.


  • Indoor or Outdoor Grill


Marinated Chicken Breasts 

  • 1 lb chicken breasts 
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/8 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Whole30 Caesar Dressing

  • 2/3 cup mayo 
  • 4 anchovies in oil 
  • 2 small cloves garlic 
  • 2.5 tbsp lemon juice about 
  • 1 lemon 
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard 
  • 1/2 tsp coconut aminos 
  • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Salad & Toppings

  • 8 cups romaine lettuce 
  • 4 eggs soft or hard boiled 
  • 8 oz. sugar free bacon cooked 
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast


Prepare the Chicken Breasts

  • Put one chicken breast inside a ziplock bag or between two sheets of parchment paper. Gently pound the chicken using a meat tenderizer or heavy rolling pin until it's even in thickness. Repeat for the other chicken breasts. 
  • Whisk together the marinade ingredients and pour it over the chicken, turning to coat. Marinate for 30-60 minutes. 
  • Turn your grill to medium and allow to preheat. Add the chicken breasts to the grill, cooking for about 12 minutes, turning once. Remove from the heat and let the chicken rest before slicing.

Prepare the Salad Toppings

  • Wash and chop the lettuce. Cook the bacon and allow it to cool, then roughtly chop it. Boil the eggs however you like them and slice them into halves or quarters.
  • Make the Caesar Salad Dressing
  • Using an immersion blender set to low, mix together all the ingredients OR smash the garlic clove and finely chop the anchovies, then whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. 
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep it covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Assemble the Salad

  • Divide the lettuce among four large bowls. Top each bowl with nutritional yeast, salad dressing, chicken, eggs, and bacon. Sprinkle each salad with cracked black pepper and enjoy!

Notes *For a low carb / keto option, simply omit the tomatoes.


Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 1461mg | Potassium: 962mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8506IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg