Keto Pancetta Salad with Walnuts & Chestnuts

Smoked pancetta with tender walnuts, crispy chestnuts and fresh mixed greens. All drizzled with rich olive oil and lemon juice — the perfect keto salad.
Best Pancetta Salad

Salads are a must on your keto diet! Our low-carb pancetta salad is a delicious recipe that you can enjoy for lunch or a quick snack. It’s also a perfect side dish.

You will love this combination of smoked pancetta, tender chestnuts, crispy walnuts, fresh mixed greens bathed in rich olive oil and lemon juice.

Endives add a beautiful bitterness, just make sure they are fresh and crispy. Witlof is also a great choice and Lollo Rosso –red leaf lettuce will add a lovely pop of magenta.

It sure looks as good as it tastes!

Pancetta Salad Recipe

Pancetta Salad with Walnuts and Chestnuts

Smoked pancetta with tender walnuts, crispy chestnuts and fresh mixed greens. All drizzled with rich olive oil and lemon juice — the perfect keto salad.
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Course: Side Dish, Salad, Snacks, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 517.5kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Mixed Greens
  • 1 cup Chestnuts fresh
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts
  • 6 slices Pancetta
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Carve a line or a cross into the top of each chestnut, and cook in a dry, hot pan tossing, for 10-15 minutes until the flesh is tender. Peel and discard the skins.
  • In the meantime, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sauté the pancetta slices for 1 minute on each side. Toss in the walnuts to slightly toast in the olive oil-pancetta fat.
  • Place the mixed greens in a salad bowl, add the walnuts, chestnuts, and pancetta. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice, and serve.

Notes

Net Carbs: 10.73g

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pancetta Salad with Walnuts and Chestnuts
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 517.5 Calories from Fat 419
% Daily Value*
Fat 46.5g72%
Saturated Fat 9.2g58%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 965mg42%
Potassium 316mg9%
Carbohydrates 17.5g6%
Fiber 6.77g28%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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