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15 Yummy Low-Carb Side Dishes To Make Your Diet Interesting

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ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition
15 Yummy Low-Carb Side Dishes To Make Your Diet Interesting April 16, 2019

Low-carb diets are booming right now. And why not? These diets are super effective for weight loss. But, eating the same foods every day can get really boring. Luckily, we have 15 yummy low-carb side dish recipes to keep it super interesting for you. Your taste buds are going to be forever grateful. Here you go!

15 Low-Carb Side Dishes Your Taste Buds Will Love

1. Low-Carb Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 25 min; Total Time – 35 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Mix flour, water, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add in the cauliflower florets and coat them well with the batter.
  4. Spray with olive oil cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat a pan and add the butter.
  6. Add the hot sauce and honey to the pan. Stir and cook for a minute.
  7. Brush the hot sauce on the baked cauliflower.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes more.

2. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Serves – 4; Prep Time – 5 min; Cooking Time – 5 min; Total Time – 10 min

Ingredients
  • 8 asparagus stalks
  • 8 prosciutto strips
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Wrap the prosciutto strips around the asparagus.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  4. Line them on the baking tray. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes.

3. Whole Avocado Fries

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 5 min; Total Time – 15 min

Ingredients
  • 1 avocado, cut to wedges
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard dip
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Oil spray
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390o F.
  2. Mix the panko breadcrumbs, salt, cayenne pepper, and onion powder in a bowl.
  3. Dip the avocado wedges first in the egg and then roll them in the bowl containing the panko breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Spray the wedges with oil spray.
  5. Cook in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve with mustard dip.

4. Low-Carb Zucchini Gratin

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Serves – 4; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 25 min; Total Time – 35 min

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Place the zucchini and onion slices on a greased baking tray.
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and grated cheddar cheese.
  4. Mix butter, cream, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  5. Add on top of the zucchini slices.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

5. Mexican Cauliflower Rice

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 15 min; Total Time – 25 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cilantro for garnish
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse it until the cauliflower resembles rice.
  2. Add oil to a pan and sauté the chopped onion.
  3. Add in the tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add cumin powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the chicken or vegetable broth.
  6. When it starts to boil, add the pulsed cauliflower.
  7. Cover with the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Fluff the cauliflower rice with a fork.
  9. Garnish with cilantro.

6. Keto Roasted Broccoli

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 5 min; Total Time – 15 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Toss the broccoli florets in olive oil and pepper. Roast for 8 minutes.
  3. In the meanwhile, mix cheddar and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  4. Take the broccoli tray out and add the cheese mixture. Roast for 2 minutes.

7. Keto Butter Fried Cabbage

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 15 min; Total Time – 25 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • A pinch of clove powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped cilantro to garnish
How To Prepare
  1. Add the butter to a heated pan.
  2. Add in the clove powder and the shredded cabbage.
  3. Sprinkle salt and cayenne pepper.
  4. Stir thoroughly, close the lid, and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir and cook for 5 minutes more.
  6. Garnish with cilantro.

8. Low-Carb Shrimp Fritters

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 5 min; Cooking Time – 5 min; Total Time – 10 min

Ingredients
  • 10 medium-sized shrimps, veined and shelled
  • ¼ cup Bengal gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons red lentil powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper powder
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the shrimp with lemon juice and salt. Keep aside.
  2. Mix Bengal gram flour, red lentil powder, garlic, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Heat a pan and add the olive oil.
  4. Dip the shrimps into the Bengal gram batter and place them gently on the pan.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes on each side over medium flame.

9. Keto Butter Fried Mushrooms

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Serves – 3; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 5 min; Total Time – 15 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup button mushroom
  • 3 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Heat the butter in a pan.
  2. Add in the crushed garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in the mushrooms.
  4. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Serve steaming hot.

10. Baked Cheesy Bell Peppers

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 5 min; Cooking Time – 10 min; Total Time – 15 min

Ingredients
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • ½ cup grated ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Halve the red bell pepper, rub a little olive oil, and bake for 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the grated ricotta cheese, cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese, and black pepper in a bowl.
  4. Take the baking tray out and let the bell pepper halves cool down for a minute.
  5. Spoon the cheese mix into the hollow of the bell pepper halves.
  6. Bake for 2 minutes.

11. Creamy Sweet Potato Mash

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Serves – 5; Prep Time – 5 min; Cooking Time – 30 min; Total Time – 35 min

Ingredients
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
How To Prepare
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add in the sweet potatoes and cook for 20-25 minutes with the lid on.
  3. Use a tong to pick up the sweet potatoes.
  4. Let them cool for a minute. Peel the skin and toss them into a bowl.
  5. Use the back of a fork to mash them.
  6. Add butter, milk, cheddar cheese, parmesan, and black pepper.
  7. Mix well and garnish with cilantro.

12. Keto Leek With Cream Cheese

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 5 min; Cooking Time – 10 min; Total Time – 15 min

Ingredients
  • 2 large leeks, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
How To Prepare
  1. Melt the butter in a pan.
  2. Add in the crushed garlic and cook for a minute.
  3. Toss in the sliced leeks. Stir and cook until they become soft.
  4. Transfer them to a plate.
  5. Add in the cream cheese and stir lightly before serving.

13. Low-Carb Cloud Eggs

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 2 min; Cooking Time – 3 min; Total Time – 5 min

Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Separate the whites from the yolks and whisk the egg whites well.
  3. Scoop out the whisked egg white onto a baking tray and bake for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the yolks in the middle and bake for 2 minutes.

14. Low-Carb Lemon Couscous

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 10 min; Cooking Time – 15 min; Total Time – 25 min

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 medium red chili, chopped
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Bring a cup of water to a boil.
  2. Add the couscous and let it cook for 5-10 minutes. Fork it to make it fluffy.
  3. Add in the red chili, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil.
  4. Stir, cover the lid, and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.

15. Runner Beans With Parmesan

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Serves – 2; Prep Time – 5 min; Cooking Time – 10 min; Total Time – 15 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup washed runner beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Preheat the oven to 200o C (392o F).
  2. Toss the beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Transfer to a baking tray. Bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle grated parmesan on top and bake for 2 minutes.

There you have it – 15 yummy and quick low-carb side dishes for you. Make them, relish them, and get healthy. Take care!