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Crunchy Keto Salad Toppers

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I don’t know about you but I love a good crunch on salads. On keto the typical crouton is usually out and making your own low-carb croutons can take some time but these Keto Salad Toppers are a quick and easy way to get that crunchiness in less time!

You can use any seeds and/or nuts you like but I typically go with sunflower seeds, pecans, sliced almonds, and pepitas. Cooking them in a bit of oil with herbs and spices gives them a great toasty flavor and the flavor combos are practically endless!

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Serving size 2 tbsp

Allergy information for Crunchy Keto Salad Toppers

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp)

Net carbs1.1 grams
Protein3.1 grams
Fat8.6 grams
Calories93 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 13%, fat 82%

Total carbs2.4 gramsFiber1.3 gramsSugars0.4 gramsSaturated fat1 gramsSodium73 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium50 mg(12% RDA)Potassium95 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 cups/ 8 servings)


  1. Heat the oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add the spices and herbs, cook for 10 seconds then add in the nuts and seeds. Crunchy Keto Salad Toppers
  2. Cook, stirring for about 2-3 minutes until toasted. Alternatively, you can bake them in the oven at 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 160 °C/ 320 °F (conventional) for 10-15 minutes, mixing once or twice. Crunchy Keto Salad Toppers
  3. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 tbsp)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Sunflower seeds
0.5 g0.9 g2.3 g26 kcal
Pecans, nuts
0.1 g0.3 g2.2 g21 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked, sliced)
0.2 g0.7 g1.6 g18 kcal
Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
0.2 g1.2 g2 g23 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g0.6 g5 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Rosemary, dried
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 2 tbsp
1.1 g3.1 g8.6 g93 kcal

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