11 Keto Recipes to Bring to Summer Potlucks
There are tons of high-fat Keto comfort foods that hit the spot in the winter, but once summer rolls around, chances are you crave something lighter. It's a misconception that you can't eat any vegetables on a Keto diet. Dessert doesn't have to be off-limits either. Gather your friends and loved ones for a dinner party this summer and indulge in these 11 recipes. Even those who aren't sticking to a low-carb diet will walk away smiling and satisfied.
Keto Roasted Eggplant Dip: Serve this smooth roasted eggplant dip with bell pepper spears for dipping, or rolled up with deli meat to make a Keto app. (via Brit + Co)
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels: When it's super-hot out, sometimes you just don't want to deal with the oven or even the grill. Everyone will be excited to see these salmon pinwheels show up at the potluck. Serve them on a tray of ice to keep things nice and cold. (via Skinnytaste)
Keto Pan-Fried Asparagus: When you're eating a Keto diet, foods tend to be on the heavier side. Adding some fresh vegetables, like this zesty pan-fried asparagus, can help balance out the rest of your meal. (via Kalyn's Kitchen)
Keto Pad Thai: Cold, slippery noodles are always a summertime favorite, and luckily there are low-carb pasta options out there. If you're bored with zucchini noodles, you can try out shirataki, made from the konjac yam, in this low-carb pad thai recipe. (via Hello Glow)
Keto California Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado: Your favorite sushi roll gets a makeover with this Keto recipe. Creamy, cool avocados are stuffed with spicy crab salad for a meal perfect for a backyard picnic. (via Skinnytaste)
Keto Southwest Chicken Salad: Homemade chipotle ranch dressing gives this salad a surprisingly smokey, spicy flavor. We all know that salads can get a little boring in the summer, so having flavor-packed recipes like this one up your sleeve is essential. (via Kalyn's Kitchen)
Keto Italian Chicken Foil Packets: Cooking in foil packets makes it effortless to churn out tasty, mess-free meals on the grill or in the campfire. The steam built up in the packet keeps this meal of chicken and veggies moist. (via Hello Glow)
Keto Chicken Cauliflower Mac and Cheese: Anytime you get a group of people together to share a meal, you've got to serve some form of mac and cheese! Make it Keto by replacing the pasta with cauliflower, and add chicken if you want it to achieve entrée status. (via A Zesty Bite)
Keto Instant Pot Pulled Pork: It's just not a summer potluck without something doused in barbecue sauce. Here, a low-carb version coats every bite of this tender pulled pork, made quickly in your Instant Pot. (via Savory Tooth)
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies With Pecans: These cookies withstand the summer heat and travel well, too. (via A Zesty Bite)
Keto Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs: Frozen strawberry cheesecake fat bombs (Keto-friendly snacks that are high in fat) are like Keto ice cream, and just what you want to treat your friends to on a hot summer day. (via Savory Tooth)
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Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not busy writing, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog, A Life of Little Pleasures.