Easy Keto Italian “Pastaless” Salad

Pasta salad minus the pasta can still be a filling, delicious, and keto-friendly lunch or side dish!

Per serving (made with 3oz. each pepperoni and pork andouille): 189kcal, 14g fat, 9g protein, and 6g carbs – 1.5g fiber = 4.5g net carbs

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Serves: 8
  • Yield: about 6 cups


  • 1 pound cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 ounces pepper jack (or other cheese)
  • 6 ounces cooked meat (pepperoni, salami, smoked sausage, etc), chopped
  • 8 ounces mini sweet bell peppers
  • 6 ounces (about 2 medium) Roma tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Chop your veggies! Cucumbers should be sliced and quartered, peppers sliced thin, and tomato diced. Combine in a bowl or other container.
  2. Slice your meat of choice (I like a mix of pepperoni and smoked sausage), and cut pepper jack into small cubes. Add to veggie mixture and fold in gently.
  3. Finally, add feta crumbles, parmesan, black pepper, and basil. Drizzle with Italian dressing, and toss or gently stir to combine.
  4. Serve chilled as a side dish or light meal. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.