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Crunchy Salad Toppers (Whole30, Paleo, GF, Keto, Vegan)

These healthy Crunchy Salad Toppers help you bring something extraordinary to your favorite salad. Packed full of flavor, these salad toppers are Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, keto, and vegan/vegetarian.

a bowl full of crunchy salad toppers with a pepper and green dressing

After making the first batch of these crunchy salad toppers, I promptly needed to make another pan. Um, I kinda ate them all, standing over the hot pan, fresh out of the oven. It wasn’t my proudest moment, but sorry not sorry.

These crispy little salad gems were born out of my general mehness over salads. Overall, I find salad ridiculously boring and uninspiring. But, when my husband and I are on a Whole30 round, salads are the perfect medium for getting more veggies into our diet.

Salads need a crunch factor and since croutons are off the table on Whole30, these crunchy salad toppers were born. And I’m never going back to croutons!

What Ingredients Are in These Crunchy Salad Toppers?

ingredients on a white board for making crunchy salad toppers

Once you take a bite of these, you’ll think they’re made with unicorn tears and moonbeams. They’re THAT good. But in actuality, these toppers are rocking:

How to Make Crunchy Salad Toppers

*A detailed and printable recipe can be found at the bottom of this post.

Combine all the ingredients except hemp hearts in a bowl and toss to coat evenly with the olive oil.

Ingredients for crunchy salad toppers in a bowl with a spoon

Pour onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread everything around, making sure to not crowd the ingredients. Space is key here! Bake and stir, then add the hemp hearts and bake some more.

rimmed baking sheets with crunchy salad toppers for baking

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Every oven is different, so keep an eye on the process to make sure nothing burns.
  • Feel free to double or triple the ingredients because this crunchy salad topper mix is sooooo good! You’ll find yourself using it super quickly.
  • Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to four weeks.

a big bowl of salad with crunchy salad toppers, a fork, and chimichurri on a white board

Variations

  • Adding a package of organic ramen noodles would be an amazing addition to these crunchy salad toppers! Keep in mind, noodles would not be Whole30 compliant, and depending on the ingredients may or may not be gluten-free or paleo.
  • A drizzle of chili oil or some roasted pepper flakes would bring some delicious heat.

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a bowl full of crunchy salad toppers with a pepper and green dressing
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Crunchy Salad Toppers (Whole30, Paleo, GF, Keto, Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These healthy Crunchy Salad Toppers help you bring so much flavor to your favorite salad. Packed full of flavor, these salad toppers are Whole30 compliant.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy salad toppers, what can make a salad crunchy, whole30 salad toppers
Servings: 15
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Combine all the ingredients except the hemp hearts in a bowl and toss to coat evenly with the olive oil.

  3. Pour onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread everything around, making sure to not crowd the ingredients. Space is key here! Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. Toss the hemp hearts with a tiny drizzle of olive oil in the now empty bowl.

  5. dd the hemp hearts, and bake another 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Every oven is different, so keep an eye on the process to make sure nothing burns.

 

Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to four weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Salad Toppers (Whole30, Paleo, GF, Keto, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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These healthy Crunchy Salad Toppers help you bring so much flavor to your favorite salad. Packed full of flavor, these salad toppers are Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan/vegetarian.

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4 comments on “Crunchy Salad Toppers (Whole30, Paleo, GF, Keto, Vegan)”

  1. The crunch looks good. Been ages since I’ve been here, but am out blog walking through my reading list. Doing maintenance as well. Seems lots of folks have deleted their blogs, but for some reason their feeds are still on my list, so am deleting them as I walk along. Likewise, some blogs are there, but haven’t posted in a couple of years. I don’t know that many people do maintenance on their reading list, but it seemed like a good idea to me. Hope you’re doing well.

  2. The crunchies on top are always my favorite! Thanks for sharing!