21 Keto Recipes for Summer – Kicking it off with Memorial Day
Kick off the unofficial start of summer with summertastic low-carb Keto dishes at your upcoming Memorial Day get-together. I have found that low-carb dishes can be the star of the party and no one even notices that it’s low carb, just that it’s delicious. So let’s stay on track with some of these crowd pleasing recipes.
Appetizer Bits and Bites
These fun and flirty recipes can sometimes steal the show. You can get creative and amp up the flavor in tiny bites of anything. And let’s face it, they get the party started.
Bring on the heat with a crowd favorite. This recipe leaves out the breadcrumbs and deep frying but the bacon will make you forget all about it.
Cute little cheese taco cups form the base of these taco bites. These will be good any time of year.
A charcuterie plate with many options will surely impress party goers. This recipe keeps it low-carb by omitting the crackers, processed carbs and high sugar fruits.
The perfect little mini mushroom burger bite. The awesome thing is that you can pop these in the oven and not have to worry about the grill or oil spatter all over your stove.
These appetizers are so elegant and pretty, you almost don’t want to eat it…almost. However, with only 1 gram of carbs per serving, there’s no reason you can’t have a few.
Pile it High Salads
One of the first things my mom taught me about food was the importance of presentation. Presentation is almost as important as taste because if it’s not appetizing, how will you get any biters? My mom would always pile her salads as high as she could make it without it toppling over. This will suddenly make the same salad go from a 7 to a 10! I know it’s silly to rate how your food looks but this is serious business if you want yours to compete with all the other salads on the party table. Try piling it high! 🙂
No one will miss the potato salad with this satisfying and creamy salad. It’s got all of the flavors of a traditional potato salad (mayo, relish, celery, eggs and some zing from the vinegar).
Buffalo chicken, blue cheese and celery…need I say more. It’s got spice, crunch and creamy goodness. I don’t think you can ask for more with this salad.
Wanna salad with no lettuce or mayo? Bring your A game with this roasted broccoli salad. The roasted broccoli adds an elegant touch to this salad that will have people coming back for more.
BLT is such a beloved and classic flavor combination that it needs no explanation. The peppered mayo dressing gives this classic a little twist.
Simple but a favorite, Greek salads are a go-to when you don’t have a lot of time. It you want to jazz it up a bit, try adding a combination of different types of Greek olives.
Mmmm Barbecue and Grilling:
What summer event is complete without barbecue or something hot and sizzling straight off the grill? Good thing carbs are not an essential element of grilling. Barbecue sauce can be tricky business with the added sugar in store bought versions but it’s easy to make your own sugar-free version. Check out these recipes:
This easy BBQ sauce is only 5 minutes of prep time. It can be used to smother chicken, ribs and vegetarian or vegan friendly proteins with one of summer’s most quintessential flavors.
Finger foods are best when they are covered in sticky sweet and spicy sauce. Let the oven do most of the work for this recipe.
Ok who doesn’t like to say “chimichurri?” Not to mention, everyone likes to eat things on a stick. I think it tickles the kid in us.
This had me at chili lime. These burgers have the flavors of grilling wrapped neatly into a burger: peppers, lime and a fresh avocado salsa to top it off. You’re certainly not going to miss the bun.
Can I get a “YAY!” for drumsticks please? The kiddos will go wild for one of these flavorful drumsticks. Perfect for little hands with big appetites.
If you have a hankering for pizza over the summer and don’t want to heat up the house with the oven, grilled pizza is a great way to satisfy your pizza cravings. This Keto pizza will definitely hit the spot. If you cut them into small pieces, it can also double as an appetizer.
No grill? No problem. This oven baked salmon hits all the BBQ spots with the blackened seasoning mix
There will most certainly be a plethora of sweet treats at any social gathering so one of my favorite things to take is my own low-carb or sugar-free version. It’s either that or it’s gonna be a cheat day if ya’ know what I mean. Beat the temptation with any of these sweet tooth satisfying recipes:
A bite from one of these and you may become an angel sweetly singing. These mini cakes are topped with cream and red and blue berries. Oh so patriotic and perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
Summer means it’s berry season. Have you ever tried a berry cookie? I dare you to. These cookies are not only a two in one dessert, the cheesecake part and the cookie part but are also easy to whip up in no time.
Is it a tart or a pie? Who cares, it’s strawberries and cream! If this doesn’t say summer, I don’t know what does.
This dessert has only 10 minutes of prep time so there’s no excuse to not make this one. You can also freeze it ahead of time, thaw in the fridge and pop into the oven when you want a bubbling hot dessert. Serve with a side of Keto friendly ice cream. Yum!