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Low Carb Lower Calorie Pizza Salad

low carb pizza saladThe new year is almost here. A time when many folk start losing for weight loss inspiration and recipes. I’m trying to kick thing in to gear before the new year. It’s been a rough year for me so I am trying really hard to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon. When I went low carb one of the things I missed the most was pizza. It took a while for me to figure out how to make various pizza crusts that were lower in carbs and satisfied my pizza cravings. Sometimes I just don’t want to even mess with the crust. 

With a low carb pizza salad I can just toss everything in a bowl and be on my way…..right to the living room sofa. I’ll kick my feet up and enjoy my Netflix; thank you very much.

A pizza salad is really simple and really filling.

For me I add a mixture of lettuce; which includes whatever was on sale that week and some spinach.

I’ll add some black and green olives. I generally have both on hand as I love olives.

Of course there is peperonni but latelty I have been swapping for turkey pepperoni. A lot fewer calories and tastes just as good.

Tomatoes and mozzarella cheese top it off.

The great thing about salads like this is that the vegetable options are endless.

I’ve been using this new 3 Cheese Italian dressing I found at Aldi’s. Makes the perfect topping to these salads.

Give a pinch of Asiago cheese. Your tastes buds with thank you for it.

Low Carb Pizza Salad

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
4.82 from 11 votes


  • 1/4 head iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 small roma tomato
  • 1/4 c sliced olives
  • 12 slices turkey pepperoni
  • Italian dressing
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Asiago cheese


  • Shred the lettuce.
  • Add to a small bowl or plate.
  • Rip up the spinach to smaller pieces.
  • Dice the tomato and place on top of the lettuce.
  • Add your olives.
  • Add your pepperoni slices
  • Top with cheese and dressing.


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  1. I don’t watch my carb intake at all, but I do count calories and like to cut them when I can 🙂 This sounds pretty tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    This does sound yummy (though I’ll take mine without the olives.) We swapped out pepperoni for the turkey pepperoni a few years ago and really like it!

  3. Salad and pizza? Together? In one bowl? I never would have thought. My kids two favorite though so I know this would surely big a HUGE hit at our place!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve wanted to try Hormel Turkey Pepperoni but I wonder about preservatives. I would love to try this salad though, maybe without the meat. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You can get turkey pepperoni straight from the deli at most supermarkets. It still has a bit of sodium (but thats just pepperoni) and its a bit better than the stuff in the resealable bags. I like to buy the sticks and just slice it myself. This works in a pinch though since I don’t eat a lot of processed foods.

  5. 5 stars
    I love the idea of a pizza salad. I just pinned this for later 🙂 I’m working on cutting on processed foods, and eliminating the crust of a pizza would be a good step. My son loves pepperoni and this might be a good way to get him to eat a few veggies too.

  6. This does sound pretty delicious! Pizza is one thing I don’t know if I could ever give up, so I’m in the same boat as you there. Swapping regular pepperoni for turkey pepperoni is also great if you are counting calories- I think you can get almost twice as many pepperonis when doing this for the same amount of calories. Which is a lot!

  7. Substituting this for a real pizza is a great healthy eating idea. Next time I’m craving a pizza I’m going to try this instead.

  8. 5 stars
    What a clever recipe. I love pizza, my favorite combo is onion, mushroom, and pepperoni. When I try this recipe, I am going to dry adding some different types of cheeses like goat cheese in addition to the Asiago and Mozzarella. This is a must try recipe, I am totally sharing this, thank you for this wonderful creation.

  9. Pizza salad sounds like a great idea. I need to start eating better now that we are past the holidays.

  10. I’ve never had a pizza salad before, but this sounds really tasty. Even though I love Asiago cheese, I don’t think I’ve ever used it in a recipe before. You could easily use this recipe for a main entree or a side dish.

  11. 5 stars
    Yummmm!! I love your version of a “healthier” pizza salad. So unique, I really love your addition of turkey pepperoni, almost reminds me of using turkey bacon 🙂 Pretty close substitution if you ask me! I would love to try this out one day, looks absolutely delish! Love your pictures too!

  12. I’ve been looking for this low carb lower calorie pizza. Sounds like this recipe will be on my list. Glad to know about this recipe my wife would love to see this. You just made it simple. I’m beginning to love your blog. Thank you

  13. This looks delicious! How inventive of you to combine pizza with a salad–I imagine you still get all of the great tastes that are on a pizza with the healthier option of salad. I love everything on this, and that 3 cheese Italian dressing sounds so good. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m out shopping for dressing!

  14. Pizza is my absolute favorite food. In fact, I’d eat it every day if it were healthier. So, trying your recipe is a no-brainer for me. I’m going to add some crushed red pepper though since I always add that to my pizza.

  15. 5 stars
    This is such a great idea for having all the ingredients of a pizza just without the dough. I’d actually prefer the salad if I’m honest. It’s great that you can mix it up too to add your favourite ingredients. I now want a pizza salad for dinner 🙂

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