Completely Keto Herb & Almond Salad

In the vibrant, health-conscious community of Green Valley, where residents took pride in their gardens and the bounty they provided, there was a celebrated annual event known as the Harvest Festival. Among the participants was Ava, a fervent advocate for the ketogenic lifestyle and a talented amateur chef with a special love for fresh herbs and nuts. This year, Ava decided to enter the festival’s culinary competition, aiming to showcase the versatility and richness of keto-friendly ingredients through a unique and refreshing dish: the Completely Keto Herb & Almond Salad.

Ava’s inspiration came from her own backyard garden, a verdant oasis where she lovingly tended to a variety of herbs and greens. As she walked through her garden, the idea of combining the aromatic freshness of cilantro, parsley, dill, tarragon, and basil with the peppery bite of arugula captivated her imagination. To add texture and a nutty richness to the salad, Ava chose whole almonds, a staple in her keto pantry.

In her kitchen, Ava experimented with the proportions and dressings to complement the greens without overpowering them. She discovered that blending softened butter with almonds before lightly toasting them brought out a delightful creaminess and crunch. The dressing, a simple yet sophisticated combination of lemon juice, wheat-free tamari sauce, and olive oil, was seasoned with Pink Himalayan Salt and black pepper, enhancing the natural flavors of the herbs and greens.

On the day of the Harvest Festival, Ava’s Completely Keto Herb & Almond Salad was a revelation. The vibrant colors and layers of flavor in her dish captivated the judges and festival-goers alike, earning her top honors in the competition. More than just a win, the salad became a topic of conversation, inspiring others to explore the possibilities of keto cuisine and the joy of incorporating fresh, home-grown ingredients into their meals.

Ava’s success at the Harvest Festival was a testament to her creativity, culinary skill, and commitment to the ketogenic lifestyle. Her Completely Keto Herb & Almond Salad not only brought her community together but also highlighted the delicious potential of simple, healthful ingredients.

Completely Keto Herb & Almond Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 432 kcal


  • 2 Cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/4 Cups flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 Cups dill leaves
  • 1 Cup tarragon leaves
  • 1 1/4 Cups basil leaves
  • 2 Cups arugula
  • 4 Tbs softened butter
  • 1 Cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp wheat free tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbs olive oil


  1. Rinse herbs gently in water and drain in a colander and then dry in a lettuce spinner
  2. If you do not have a lettuce spinner, dry on a clean kitchen towel or lay out paper towels and lay flat to dry
  3. In a medium pan heat butter, adding almonds, salt & pepper
  4. On a medium-low flame saute until almonds are golden
  5. Transfer to a plate, saving the butter on the side and allow to cool & dry Chop almonds coarsely, using a cutting board and large knife
  6. After cutting up herbs into bite size pieces, place all of the herbs into a large bowl
  7. Add the almonds, butter, lemon juice, tamari sauce and olive oil
  8. Gently toss & serve immediately
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