5 Easy Keto Recipes To Try This Summer

Nothing says summer like outdoor barbecues and gathering with friends and family around a dinner table loaded with food. But following the Keto diet can make it hard to navigate what meals to create that are both tasty and low carb. To help, we’ve crafted 5 easy-to-make and delicious dishes for your keto needs. Read on to learn how to make Keto-friendly meals perfect for your summer dinner parties or days with friends.

  1. Grilled Chicken and Veggies

This dish is perfect for summer grill-outs. Start by tossing chicken breasts in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then, fire up the grill, and cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. When the chicken is almost done, add grilled veggies, like BBQ cauliflower and sweet potato wedges, to the side of the pan. Once the veggies are grilled to perfection, dish up the meal for a delicious and flavorful meal.

  1. Low-Carb Pizza

If there’s one go-to meal for summer days, it’s pizza. But using the Keto diet doesn’t necessarily mean giving up pizza. Investing in some low-carb dough should be your first step. Then, top it off with your favorite keto toppings, like sausage, spinach, and ricotta cheese — just make sure to measure out portion sizes. Finally, bake the pizza until it’s golden brown and serve with a side of zucchini fries!

  1. Keto-friendly Tacos

Taco Tuesday isn’t something you have to skip when you’re following Keto diet — you just have to make simple modifications. Start by swapping out traditional corn tortillas for lettuce wraps. Then, top them with your favorite taco fillings, like chicken, tomatoes, and peppers. Finally, kick it up a notch with a dollop of keto-friendly sour cream and salsa. If you’re feeling extra hungry, pair the tacos with a side of Mexican-style cauliflower rice.

  1. Grilled Fish and Citrus Salad

This dish uses one of the unsuspecting heroes of the Keto-world — fatty fish. This meal, which also pairs perfectly with summer weather, starts with a piece of salmon or mahi-mahi (or your favorite fatty fish). Drizzle it with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then, pop it onto the grill and cook the fish until it’s super flaky. For the final part of the dish, serve the fish over a bed of bright, citrusy mixed greens like mandarin oranges and pomegranates. Feel free to add some olives, nuts, or avocado to the salad, too.

  1. Keto-Friendly Burgers and Fries

We can all agree that there’s nothing better than a classic burger and fries. But when you’re following a Keto diet, it can be hard to find the right side dish to complete the meal. Consider swapping out your regular fries for cauliflower-based, keto-friendly ones. For the burger, opt for a portobello mushroom in lieu of a bun or serve it with some lettuce instead, then add your favorite toppings, like tomato, onion, and cheese. And voila — burger and fries done the Keto-way.

Keto-Friendly Ingredients to Make Your Summer Meals Even Better

We’ve now explored five delicious ways in which you can craft the perfect summer meal without sacrificing your Keto diet. But to give your dishes an extra touch, it’s always important to rely on Keto-friendly ingredients. Here’s a quick run-down of the high-fat, low-carb ingredients perfect for outdoor cooking:

• Avocado: This fruit is rich in healthy fats and extremely low in carbohydrates — perfect for following the Keto diet.

• Coconut: An alternative to avocado, coconut can be used in several different dishes and can provide your meal with an array of flavors.

• Nuts: Nuts are an excellent source of both fatty oils and healthy proteins. When eating out, it’s always important to keep an eye on the portion size, and add a few nuts here and there.

• Cheese: Cheese is well-known for being rich in both fat and protein. But it’s always important to measure portion size and choose instead soft chunks over the string and shredded varieties.

• Veggies: When it comes to vegetables, you’ll have to stay away from carbohydrates-heavy substitutes like potatoes and corn. Instead, opt for options like eggplant and zucchini, which are both delicious and good for your Keto diet.

These five dishes are guaranteed to become your favorites this summer. Plus, they’re low-carb and high-fat, making them the perfect Keto meal. To make them even better, don’t forget to add in some Keto-friendly ingredients, like avocado, cheese, and nuts. You can also season them with some keto-friendly spices, like garlic or cumin. When you finish, pull up a chair and have a healthy and flavorful summer meal!