Keto avocado, bacon and goat-cheese salad

Looking for a boss salad? Craving creamy avocados and goat cheese with the crunch of nuts? Oh, man. Do we have a recipe for you! Pull this together for a lightening quick lunch or dinner.
Looking for a boss salad? Craving creamy avocados and goat cheese with the crunch of nuts? Oh, man. Do we have a recipe for you! Pull this together for a lightening quick lunch or dinner.
4 servingservings


  • 8 oz. 225 g goat cheese
  • 8 oz. 225 g bacon
  • 2 2 avocadoavocados
  • 4 oz. 110 g walnuts
  • 4 oz. 110 g arugula lettuce
  • ½ ½ lemon, the juice
  • ½ cup 125 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ cup 125 ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and place parchment paper in a baking dish.
  2. Cut the goat cheese into round half inch (~1 cm) slices and place in the baking dish. Bake on upper rack until golden.
  3. Fry the bacon in a pan until crispy.
  4. Cut the avocado into pieces and put on top of the arugula. Add the fried bacon and goat cheese. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  5. Using an immersion blender, make a salad dressing with the juice from half a lemon, homemade mayonnaise, olive oil, and perhaps a couple of tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Looking for a little more variety? While this dressing is mouthwatering on its own, feel free to add your favorite herbs to make it even more irresistible. Fresh parsley, dill, or thyme, will round out the dressing incredibly well.

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  1. Carole
    This is a fantastic salad that I've already served three times in two weeks. I look forward to new recipes as much as I do the informative articles. Thank you so much.
  2. Stephen
    As I expected, but I followed recipe regardless! :) ... the cheese melts? Is there any specific types of goats cheese you use? I used a Gouda.
  3. Monica
    Do you dispose off the oil from the bacon or you add it to the salad?
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Do you dispose off the oil from the bacon or you add it to the salad?

    Hi Monica!

    You can add it to the dressing if you like, gives great flavor. Good luck!

  5. Jenny
    Making this for lunch. It looks delicious and great amount of fat, but as a newbie (on day 2 of keto) still a little worried about calories after entering the ingredients into my app. This is a totally different way of eating for me.
  6. Monica
  7. Jasmine
    This is ok, the arugula is bitter and all the flavors are a bit too much. It would be good with avocado and bacon only, or nuts and goat cheese only. It needed a stevia sweetened sauce. And the goat cheese would be better cold.
  8. Bernadette
    Made this salad tonight with Hamburgers it was wonderful . My guest loved it also and they are interested now in Low carb diet. I told them not a diet a way of eating right for health.
  9. Sunide
    The dressing. VOMIT! Might as well just pour olive oil right on it and save the other ingredients.
  10. Nan Fiedler
    I'm wondering about the the use of raw honey...would like to add it to my 2 cups of bullet coffee in the AM...???? is that ok..about a teaspoon ea cup ???
  11. Karen
    Gouda is not goats cheese
  12. Tania
    I find it a little frustrating that this site chooses to only list carb grams for the posted recipes. After laboriously running this through the USDA nutritional info analyzer I discovered 1 serving of this recipe has more fat grams than I should eat in a day and a half. Even without dressing it is a fat bomb. Since a high proportion of people here to lose weight it seems misleading to leave out that info on your provided nutritional info. Why don't you provide grams for all the macros?
  13. Brandy
    Tania, this site is aimed towards people following a low carb, high fat diet. That said, I agree that they should include other nutritional information. I don't see the point of only listing carb values. It would be helpful to know the calorie count as well as fat and protein values so we can more easily track our macros.
  14. Brandy
    Can someone please explain how to get the goat cheese to golden like in the picture? I've made this recipe twice following the instructions exactly, and the goat cheese just melts. Still tastes good, but how do I remedy this?
  15. Mary
    I had the same problem, after 20 minutes the cheese still wasn't golden so I turned on the broiler. I also let it cool down before adding to the salad
  16. Mary
    Pleasantly surprised. Since my mayo was made with olive oil, I used avocado oil. Couldn't get my goat cheese to turn golden so I put it under the broiler. I might try brie the next time. Also used pecans that I roasted. Yummy
  17. Sam Osborne
    Don't cook the goats cheese and only drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice just as delicious and prepared in minutes

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