Skip to main content

Low Carb Rueben Salad

Low Carb Rueben Salad

If you like a Rueben sandwich with corned beef leftovers, but don’t want the carbs, make a salad instead! Take greens, corned beef, swiss cheese, Russian Dressing (I used homemade,) and sauerkraut and you are good to go!  It may not be quite as good as the sandwich is, but it is pretty darn tasty!

Russian has ketchup in it, but I never buy it because I rarely use it and don’t like the added sugar, so I make my own.  Just mix tomato paste (find a tube for convenience) with some cider or white vinegar and you have ketchup in about a minute, but with no added preservatives, sugar or salt.

Low Carb Rueben Salad

Mix of your favorite salad greens, like romaine, arugula and baby spinach

Sauerkraut, shake off excess liquid

Leftover corned beef, cut into bite sized pieces and trimmed of fat

Swiss cheese, cut into bite sized pieces

Russian Dressing

Substitute some extra virgin olive oil for mayonnaise if you like a thinner dressing.

1/3 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons ketchup or 3 tablespoons tomato paste and 1 teaspoon cider or white vinegar

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish (use less if you don’t want the kick)

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine ingredients.

Assemble salad and toss in Russian dressing.

Copyright © 2020 Norma Lehmeier Hartie
MENU