Yes, I know. Everyone who does the Keto Diet long enough uncovers the magical properties of the Cobb salad with its mix of healthy, low-carb veggies and high fat foods. But you don’t have to stick to the traditional chicken in it. Why not get some fatty omega-3 fish in there instead?
I like to use sardines as my go-to because they’re relatively flavourless like chicken and one can is the perfect amount for a salad, but salmon or mackerel would work too.
Sassy Sardine Cobb Salad Recipe
- 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (avocado oil also works)
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed if available
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup romaine lettuce
- 1 can sardines packed in water (or olive oil)
- 1 large egg, boiled
- 1 tablespoon bacon crumbles
- 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
- ¼ cup diced tomato
- 1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped
- Pink Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together olive oil, cider vinegar, lemon juice and mustard to make the dressing. Set aside and refrigerate until needed.
Mix spinach and lettuce together in a large bowl. Take each ingredient and create a row on top of the bed of greens.
Give your dressing extra shake or whisk then pour it over your salad then serve. Give it a toss before eating to combine the ingredients.
If you’ve been doing keto for a while, you probably have some of your own favourite spins on the Cobb salad. What is your favourite recipe? Please share your thoughts in the comments or if you try this recipe and post a photo of it on Instagram, tag me so I can see it. :)
Sauté the onion, garlic, ginger, yellow pepper, and jalapeño pepper over medium heat until tender, adding paprika for the last 30 seconds. Set sautéed ingredients aside.
Add lime juice, tomatoes, peanut butter, coconut milk and bone broth to a large pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Add sautéed ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, adding the seafood ingredients for the last 8 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in zucchini noodles and cilantro. Laden into bowls and top each with 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts.
It’s fun to experiment with dishes from other cultures and see how to make them work for the keto diet, but it’s nice when you don’t have to push so hard to make it work that it barely resembles the original fish. That’s not the case with this keto Brazilian seafood stew though. If you try it out, let me know how it goes in the comments or if you share pics on Instagram, tag me so I can see your creation! Happy cooking! :)