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Keto Antipasto Salad

This Keto Antipasto Salad is loaded with flavor thanks to the variety of keto-friendly ingredients and simple-but-flavorful dressing! Serve as a side dish or salad topping.

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Looking for a keto-friendly picnic, family reunion, or summer party recipe? This simple Keto Antipasto Salad recipe fits the bill! It can be served as a side dish or salad topping and can be customized to your tastes. It is fresh and full of flavor… but not carbs!

Ingredients Needed for Keto Antipasto Salad

Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Salad ingredients:

  • Genoa salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Provolone cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Black olives
  • Red bell pepper
  • Red onion

TIP: I suggest purchasing the pepperoni and salami directly from the deli counter. (You can purchase the provolone and mozzarella this way too if you’d like.) Ask for it to be sliced a little thicker — I like mine at about 1/2″.

Dressing ingredients:

How to Make Keto Antipasto Salad

This is just a quick overview of how to make the keto antipasto salad. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Combine and mix all antipasto ingredients in a large bowl.

overhead view of large bowl containing keto antipasto ingredients mixed together

Combine and mix dressing, adjusting salt and pepper to taste. Toss antipasto salad with dressing to coat.

bowl with large spoon sticking out of keto antipasto salad in a large metal bowl

How to Serve Keto Antipasto Salad

This is a very protein-heavy salad, so a little portion goes a long way. You can:

  • Serve it on lettuce as a salad topping
  • Serve it as a side (it pairs well with something light or with other side dishes)
  • Add additional keto-friendly vegetables like cauliflower
  • Add cooked and cubed boneless, skinless chicken breasts for an additional protein source and increase the servings even more (e.g., 15-20 servings instead of 10)

Where Can I Find Keto-Friendly Pepperoni and Salami?

I’ve had a few readers ask about keto-friendly pepperoni on my Keto Pepperoni Chips recipe. Specifically, they ask about pepperoni without added sugar since sugar isn’t the most keto-friendly ingredient. The truth is this: when it comes to deli meats like pepperoni, salami, roast beef, turkey breast, etc., you often find a tiny amount of sugar (dextrose) in the ingredients. It’s so small that the carbs remain at 0g or 1g per serving, but it’s often there.

Non-dried deli meats (like roast beef and turkey breast) are easier to find without sugar, although you do pay a premium for sugar-free versions. Dried and salted deli meats, like pepperoni and salami, are nearly impossible to find without a tiny amount of sugar. (If someone knows where to find them, please let me know!)

If eaten in moderation, you should have no problems with occasional deli meats on a keto diet. Processed meats aren’t the healthiest food ever, but they’re certainly tasty. 🙂

What Does “Antipasto” Mean?

Antipasto is the word used to describe “the traditional beginning/first course of a formal Italian meal.” (Wikipedia) There isn’t a specific antipasto recipe, although it often includes dried meat, cheese, olives, vegetables, etc. Some antipasto recipes are served platter-style, whereas others (like this one) are served as salads.

Nutrition Facts for Keto Antipasto Salad

  • 256 calories
  • 20.8g fat
  • 13.1g protein
  • 2.9g net carbs

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Keto Antipasto Salad

This Keto Antipasto Salad is loaded with flavor thanks to the variety of keto-friendly ingredients and simple-but-flavorful dressing! Serve as a side dish or salad topping.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Western
Keyword: keto salad, low carb salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 256kcal

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 5 oz Genoa salami cubed
  • 5 oz pepperoni cubed
  • 5 oz provolone cheese cubed
  • 5 oz mozzarella cheese cubed
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepperoncinis
  • 1/4 cup black olives halved
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped

Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp Swerve Confectioners
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt more to taste
  • 1/2 pepper more to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients and mix.
  • In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and mix.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

Notes

I suggest purchasing the pepperoni and salami directly from the deli counter. (You can purchase the provolone and mozzarella this way too if you'd like.) Ask for it to be sliced a little thicker — I like mine at about 1/2".

This is a very protein-heavy salad, so a little portion goes a long way. You can:
  • Serve it on lettuce as a salad topping
  • Serve it as a side (it pairs well with something light or with other side dishes)
  • Add additional keto-friendly vegetables like cauliflower
  • Add cooked and cubed boneless, skinless chicken breasts for an additional protein source and increase the servings even more (e.g., 15-20 servings instead of 10)
Nutrition Facts
Keto Antipasto Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 187
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.8g32%
Saturated Fat 8.2g51%
Sodium 763mg33%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 13.1g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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    • Hi Melanie, Thank you so much! 🙂 To get the serving size, weigh the entire salad and divide it by 10. (I apologize – I had this written down somewhere but have misplaced it. I’ll check when I make the recipe again!)

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