Keto No-Bread Salad Sandwiches - Recipe - Diet Doctor (2024)

Keto No-Bread Salad Sandwiches - Recipe - Diet Doctor (1)

Who says a great sandwich needs bread? These fun, keto salad sandwiches are proof that lettuce can work just as well. Mix it up with different toppings... So versatile you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner!

May 12 2015 recipe by Fanny Lindkvist, photo by Naomi Sherman, nutritional review by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE in Recipes, Breakfast, Snack

Who says a great sandwich needs bread? These fun, keto salad sandwiches are proof that lettuce can work just as well. Mix it up with different toppings... So versatile you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner!


1 servingservings


  • 2 oz. (1¼ cups) 55 g (280 ml) Romaine lettuce or baby gem lettuce
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 oz. (4 tbsp) 28 g (60 ml) edam cheese or other cheese of your liking
  • ½ (3½ oz.) ½ (100 g) avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
  • 4 (2½ oz.) 4 (70 g) cherry tomatoes, sliced

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Making low carb simple


  1. Rinse the lettuce thoroughly and use it as a base for the toppings.

  2. Spread butter or mayonnaise on the lettuce leaves, and layer the cheese, avocado, and tomato on top. Enjoy!


Some other yummy toppings to try are tuna salad and egg salad. Try these out on your kids - they will love selecting their own toppings and putting them together.

About the recipe

Here's a breakfast idea from Fanny Lindkvist, who runs apopular Swedish blog and theInstagramaccount LessCarbs (now at 12k followers and growing quickly). Her recipes are deliciously simple and this is a good example.

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  1. 1


    May 12 2015

    I was never a big sandwich person to begin with, so I'm happy to eat the filling and not try to have something stand in for the bread. My go to lunch when there are no leftovers to eat is slices of turkey with a mixture of homemade avocado oil mayo and mustard for dipping, slices of avocado, and sauerkraut. No bread needed, I just eat it all with a knife and fork.

    I have a "repertoire" of breakfasts so I can choose each morning depending on mood or hunger level:
    Eggs in many different ways ( veggie omelet, scrambled, soft boiled, over easy are my favorite). I also like them with blueberries and chopped nuts sprinkled on right at the end of cooking (my answer to the blueberry pancake).

    I make homemade coconut milk yogurt (unsweetened) and like that with berries and nuts.

    Egg drop soup using homemade chicken bone broth.

    Puree pumpkin with nuts and coconut--warmed slightly and with a big pat of butter.

    Hot "cereal" made of a mixture of chia, flax, coconut flakes, nuts and seeds.

    A smoothie with a coconut milk base, ripe avocado for thickening, and berries to flavor it.

    Reply: #19

  2. 2


    May 12 2015

    Just love this idea ...

    Never be afraid to explore the great tasting LCHF foods available - and never be without eggs in your larder (unless of course you may have an allergy to eggs!)

    You can swap so many higher carb foods for an alternative lower carb one.

    All the best Jan

  3. 3


    May 14 2015

    Any recipes for low carb porridge? I love porridge.

    My standard breakfast is low carb porridge i.e. 50% flax seed, 25% coconut flakes, 25% ground almonds, soaked overnight in light soya milk (0.1 carb), with a sprinkling of blueberries and almonds and double cream. I calculate about 10g carb per serving, probably my highest carb meal of the day, but manageable when aiming for 20 to 30g per day, and really tasty. But I'd be interested in other suggestions, still miss the creaminess of high carb porridge just a little (one of very few things I do miss on LCHF, actually).

  4. 4


    May 14 2015

    One issue I have with HFLC, is how to fit in the nutritious veggies and fruits we need. I prefer a more paleo approach with lots of leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, tomatoes, and some berries each day, which tends to put my carb intake a little higher. I'm just not convinced it's healthy to have such a limited intake of fruits and veggies for an extended period of time. 2% of the diet as carbs doesn't seem enough to get in the 10 servings of fruit and veggies I strive for.......I can't even imaging getting 5 or 6 servings in on that plan. Thoughts?

    Reply: #8

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    Nick Curry

    May 16 2015

    What on earth is so magical about 10 servings of high-sugar fruit, and veg? Why do you think you need it?? What is so "nutritious" about fruit that spikes your insulin, then causes a drop in blood sugar, causing you to crave more carbs? Or is fruit so wondrously good because it is "natural"????
    After 4 years of eating LCHF, and dropping 126 pounds and my diabetes medication; I can tell you from my experience you don't need that much sugar. I couldn't have lost the weight with that number of carbs per day.....

  6. 6

    Patrik Koppanen

    October 17 2015

    I am back on LCHF and one new item I have bought is a spiralizer, they are great as they strim your courgette, carrots or cucumbers to make them more interesting. I love the spiralized courgette and carrott, steamed, and then with butter, pepper and salt, yum! Together with chicken or pork this is a really nice dish, full of flavour.
    Double cream with blueberries, such a nice treat once in a while.
    A favourite from Caribbean, soft boiled eggs, ham, cheese and some spicy Carribean sauce, great combination, and yes, it wakes you up!
    Good luck people with your future way of living with food, as I find it quite easy, always fill full and have lost weight.

    Reply: #7

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    Reply to comment #6 by Patrik Koppanen

    Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor

    October 19 2015

    Patrik, my personal treat is blueberries with cream. I have them nearly every evening and I absolutely love it. I have about 20 grams of blueberries and 100 gram of cream with 38% fat. I shake the cream before during it over the berries. Finally, I add some crushed vanilla on top. Absolutely delicious!

  8. 8

    Reply to comment #4 by Deb


    March 20 2016

    Fruits have a lot of sugar. Fruits sold now are nothing like fruits used to be in past days. How about if you chose forest berries, herbs and veggies instead of fruits? Btw, I have been using official Finnish health government food database to calculate my vitamin and mineral intake during LCHF diet and I was surprised to see, that I get more than 100% of all nutrition (vitamins, minerals etc) recommendations, most often even over 200% of them. I use a bit of veggies like different kind of green leafs, tomatoes, spinach, and a liberal amount of herbs like parsley (cheap) and it seems that that makes all the difference. I sometimes eat a handful of forest berries, but I get my vitamins and minerals without them too.

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  10. 10


    August 23 2016

    My weight loss is slow but I don't need to lose much, about 3 more kgs I think. I am having seeds and berries every day and guess that is why. I have still lost 2.2kgs in 4 weeks. I'm trying to get the weight gone by Australian summer so I should be on track. I love feeling full and still losing if weight even if it is slow ?

  11. 11


    September 13 2017

    My new way to eat a "sandwich"...take a few leaves out of the middle of a whole head of romaine lettuce. Eat those leaves.
    Rinse the remaining intact head and shake dry. Fill the inside with sandwich filling of choice. Chicken, mayo, bacon etc. Scrunch the leaves back together and eat it! NO fuss, no mess!

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  13. 13


    October 10 2018

    Hanger steak is pretty awesome. Bring steak to room temperature, salt ( pink salt is so good on steak) and no pepper or other spices. Grill to medium rare ( close to 4 minutes per side - use thermometer to get temperature correct: 125 to 128 degrees approx). Let rest on a good dollop of home made finishing butter ( soft butter, garlic,thyme, splash of worcestershire ). Care taken not to over cook. Medium rare is what you are looking for. Serve along side thick oxblood tomato slices and mixed green salad/ premium olive oil, olives, and grated quality cheddar cheese. ( Oxblood tomatoes can be hard to find. If so, generic field tomatoes are fine). Pepper the steak when it's time to eat. This is as good as rib eye and is much more economically priced.

  14. 14


    January 7 2019

    Is there a way to ask questions or leave comments on individual recipes (and the shopping lists)? I'm new to this site, although not totally new to keto. I just made my third recipe from this site and I'm 3 for 3 finding errors (well, 4 for 4 counting the shopping list) or confusing info. I can't find a way to give immediate feedback. Seems that would be a very useful feature on this site.

    Reply: #15

  15. 15

    Reply to comment #14 by Katie

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    January 8 2019

    Hi Katie! You can email

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  17. 18


    September 28 2020

    And to think my mother used to scream at me for just eating the inside of the sandwich as a kid lol :) This was easy and tasty

  18. 19

    Reply to comment #1 by Janknitz

    Pam George

    May 7 2023

    What us the recipe mjx of your hot cereal?

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