18 Low-Carb Recipes to Grill Up This Summer
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18 Low-Carb Recipes to Grill Up This Summer

Low-carb grilling doesn’t stop after tossing a piece of plain ol’ protein on the grill. This collection of 18 recipes goes above and beyond, delivering a whole lotta flavor to your next shindig. Featuring everything from salad to seafood and everything in between, there’s a little something here for every taste.

1. Chicken Tacos With Slaw and Lemony Buttermilk Dressing: Keep things low-carb by serving these spiced tacos sans tortillas. Instead, try them out in a lettuce, cabbage or collard green wrap. (via Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36)

2. Grilled Steak Over Basil Pesto: Fresh basil pesto takes a classic combo of sautéed mushrooms and steak to uncharted flavor territory. (via Food in Pixels)

3. Green Butter Grilled Oysters: Given that these are going on the grill, you can save a few pennies by using slightly less fancy oysters for this recipe. No one will be the wiser thanks to the tasty garlic and herb butter they’re cooked in. (via Lady and Pups)

4. Grilled Halloumi With Watermelon and Basil Mint Oil: Skip the expected caprese this summer and make this fun twist featuring some new flavors instead. (via Bon Appétit)

5. Grilled Beef Tenderloin: Instead of cooking up individual filets, consider tossing this entire spice-rubbed roast on the grill. (via Go Go Go Gourmet)

6. Cedar Plank Salmon: Simply cooking salmon atop a cedar plank infuses the fish with a ton of flavor without adding calories (or carbs) to the mix. (via The Healthy Foodie)

7. Five-Ingredient Lemon Pepper Chicken: This chicken manages to be flavorful and versatile enough to be used in a wide variety of dishes. Enjoy it hot or cold over greens, or with a selection of your fave veggies on the side. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

8. Easy Grilled Ginger-Soy Lamb Chops: You’re only seven ingredients, a hot grill and five minutes away from finger-lickin’ good lamb chops. (via Floating Kitchen)

9. Shish Taouk: Go ahead and toss all of your other skewered chicken recipes; this tangy, tender version is a home run time and time again. (via The Partial Ingredients)

10. Grilled Miso-Soy Tofu With Edamame and Cucumber Mixed Green Salad: The tasty miso-soy sauce pulls double duty as both a flavor enhancer for the grilled tofu and tasty vinaigrette for the finished salad. Not feeling tofu? Swap it out with chicken breasts or thighs if that’s more your style. (via Cook Smarts)

11. Grilled Asparagus: Enjoy these perfectly crisp-tender spears as a side dish or transform them into a splendid spring brunch by topping a pile off with a poached egg and prosciutto. (via Joy in Every Season)

12. Simple Grilled Calamari: This well-cooked calamari goes to show that it can be just as tasty prepared sans breading and deep frying. (via Steamy Kitchen)

13. Bunless Burger: There’s something so indulgent about using two thick burger patties in lieu of buns. Stuffing them with avocado, lettuce and whatever other fillings strike your fancy just adds to the appeal. (via Rice and Bread)

14. Piri Piri Paneer Tikka: Heat things up with this spicy twist on chicken tikka that uses paneer (or tofu) instead of poultry. (via Sinfully Spicy)

15. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks: One taste of these drumsticks will practically transport you to an island getaway. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

16. Lamb Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce: Lamb and mint jelly may be a classic combo, but chimichurri is an excellent green sauce stand-in that’s sure to please more modern palates. (via Floating Kitchen)

17. Grilled Shrimp With Pomegranate Salsa: Tangy, sweet, spicy and loaded with tons of texture, the combo of salsa with every bite of grilled shrimp is certain to put a smile on your face. (via The View from Great Island)

18. Tofu Satay: An overnight marinade is key to making each tofu cube taste delicious all the way through. Enjoy coating every piece with a generous dip of the dangerously easy homemade peanut sauce. (via A Cook’s Memoir)

Let’s talk about other low-carb recipes to toss on the grill, along with some scrumptious sides in the comments below.