Summer cookouts are all about savoring mouthwatering BBQ dishes, and if you’re following a ketogenic diet, finding low-carb options for sides can be a challenge. But fear not! We’ve curated a collection of 16 delightful and flavorful keto BBQ sides that will take your summer cookout to the next level.
- 1. Cobb Salad Skewers
- 2. Southern-Style Collard Greens
- 3. Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole
- 4. Keto Potato Salad
- 5. Summer Salad Rolls
- 6. Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
- 7. No-Bean Keto Chili
- 8. Crispy Keto Cauliflower Tots
- 9. Bacon-Avocado Caesar Deviled Eggs
- 10. Chopped Salad With Herb-Infused MCT Oil Dressing
- 11. Chilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
- 12. Stone-Smashed Guacamole With Radish and Jicama
- 13. Mashed Turnips
- 14. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
- 15. Quick Pickled Vegetables
- 16. Low-Carb Dumpling Cabbage Wraps
1. Cobb Salad Skewers
Why not serve your salad on a stick? These keto-friendly Cobb Salad Skewers are not only unique but also a fantastic way to incorporate veggies, protein, and quality fats into your meal plan. Elevate the flavors by finishing them off with a drizzle of Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil and balsamic dressing.
2. Southern-Style Collard Greens
Prepare your taste buds for a classic southern barbecue experience. These Southern-Style Collard Greens offer incredible layers of flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture in just 25 minutes. Top it off with crispy bacon for that perfect finishing touch.
3. Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Spicy, savory, and simple to make, this Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole is a showstopper. With the addition of Bulletproof Unflavored Collagen Protein, it not only tastes amazing but also supports healthy skin, bones, and joints. Amp up the heat with sliced jalapenos and keto-friendly hot sauce.
4. Keto Potato Salad
This faux potato salad swaps high-carb spuds for roasted radishes, giving you the same mouthfeel without the extra carbs. Not a radish fan? Don’t worry! You can easily create a cauliflower-based potato salad that’s equally delicious.
5. Summer Salad Rolls
Upgrade your salad game with these vibrant and visually impressive Summer Salad Rolls. Packed with fresh veggies, they taste even better when dipped into a delectable sauce made with Bulletproof MCT Oil and sriracha chili sauce. Light and refreshing, they are ideal for those looking for lighter keto sides.
6. Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
Indulge in the creamy goodness of this Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese. The secret? Shirataki macaroni that keeps the net carbs low while still offering a satisfying texture. For a dairy-free version, skip the cheese and let the pumpkin and cashew-based sauce shine through.
7. No-Bean Keto Chili
Whether as an appetizer or a side dish, this beanless Keto Chili will surely impress your guests. Made with grass-fed beef and Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee, it perfectly fits into any keto lifestyle. Add a tablespoon of Bulletproof Collagelatin to thicken it up and bring all the flavors together.
8. Crispy Keto Cauliflower Tots
Say goodbye to French fries and hello to these crispy cauliflower tots. They are a low-carb alternative that will quickly become a favorite among your guests. Serve them with seasoned sour cream or your favorite homemade condiments for a delightful snack.
9. Bacon-Avocado Caesar Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs are as heavenly as they sound. Packed with flavor and healthy fats from eggs, bacon, and avocado, these savory treats disappear as quickly as you put them down. They’re not only divine but also macro-friendly, making them a perfect addition to your BBQ spread.
10. Chopped Salad With Herb-Infused MCT Oil Dressing
Impress your guests with your knife skills by serving this colorful and crunchy Chopped Salad. Tossed in an herb-infused dressing made with Bulletproof MCT Oil and avocado, it offers a zesty and creamy finish that complements any BBQ dish.
11. Chilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Take your guests on a culinary journey to Italy with this elegant prosciutto-wrapped asparagus dish. The combination of salty prosciutto and tender asparagus provides a delightful balance of flavors. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to prepare, leaving you with more time to enjoy the festivities.
12. Stone-Smashed Guacamole With Radish and Jicama
Even if tacos aren’t on your menu, this guacamole recipe is a must-try. Made with avocado, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and spices, it pairs perfectly with jicama sticks and sliced radishes, making it an ideal choice for keto dieters.
13. Mashed Turnips
Looking for a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes? Mashed turnips are the answer. Prepared with Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee and a dash of Himalayan pink salt, this simple yet hearty side dish is perfect for any BBQ.
14. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
Take your salad game a notch higher with this classy Brussels sprouts salad. Tossed in a zippy vinaigrette made with mustard, lemon juice, and thyme, it combines rich flavors with a low-carb profile.
15. Quick Pickled Vegetables
Short on time? These quick pickled vegetables are ready in just 10 minutes. While the flavor intensifies with time, they’re still lip-smackingly good when served immediately.
16. Low-Carb Dumpling Cabbage Wraps
These low-carb dumpling cabbage wraps are simple and versatile, making them a great addition to any BBQ spread. Adjust the ingredients to suit your preference and enjoy this super-simple yet delicious side dish.
Hosting a keto-friendly BBQ? Here are some tips to make your gathering a success:
- Create homemade rubs without sugar to enhance the flavor of your proteins.
- Choose high-quality protein sources, such as grass-fed beef.
- Offer sugar-free beverage options, like homemade lemonade or flavored seltzer water.
- Incorporate activities to keep your guests moving and engaged throughout the event.
With these delectable keto BBQ sides and handy tips, your next summer cookout will be a hit. Enjoy the feast, and don’t be surprised when everyone asks for your culinary secrets before leaving!
Looking to add some adult-friendly beverages to your keto BBQ? Check out some guilt-free, low-carb cocktail recipes here.