16 Keto Low Carb BBQ Sides & Salads

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These keto-friendly, low carb BBQ sides and salads are a dream for low-carb eaters looking to avoid the pitfalls of a cookout. There are so many delicious side dishes that aren’t packed with calories and carbs to enjoy at a cookout, or summer picnic. Just take a look at the options below.

With these sides and salads, you can plan ahead and make sure there are at least a few healthy options for you to enjoy, so you don’t get tempted by high-carb alternatives.

»Looking for a great summer dessert to serve after your meal? You might try this Keto 4th of July No Bake Dessert.

Mexican Street Style Cauliflower
This Mexican Street Style Cauliflower is slathered with spicy mayo, cojita cheese and cilantro.
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Mexican Street-Style Cauliflower
Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad
This Cauliflower "Potato" Salad recipe is packed with all the regular "potato" salad ingredients – green onion, hard-boiled egg, and pickle – but with tender cauliflower instead of potato.
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Cauliflower Potato Salad and Ribs
Grilled Radishes With Garlic & Dill Butter
These Grilled Radishes are the new hot thing this grilling season and a great side dish for your cookout. Toss aside the potatoes and get these little gems on the grill. You're going to love them!
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Grilled Radishes
Watermelon, Arugula, and Feta Salad
Watermelon Arugula Salad is perfect for summer with its bright and vibrant flavors and color.
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watermelon arugula salad
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This bright and tangy salad is perfect as a side salad paired with chicken or sliced steak.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad
Keto Cole Slaw
This keto cole slaw is crunchy and tangy with fresh cabbage, green onions, and cilantro in a sugar-free dressing
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Cole Slaw
Asian Cabbage Salad
This Asian Cabbage Salad is packed with crisp, fresh vegetables and topped with a punch of flavor from the sweet and salty dressing.
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Asian Cabbage Salad
Oven Baked Zucchini Fries
Oven baked zucchini fries are naturally gluten free and make a great side dish or late night snack. Includes my favorite dipping sauce recipe!
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Zucchini Fries
Hearts of Palm Avocado Salad
An easy hearts of palm avocado salad full of flavour and colour. With a lemon basil dressing this makes a great keto vegan summer salad.
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Avocado Hearts of Palm Salad
Roasted Cauliflower Cobb Salad
Roasted Cauliflower Cobb Salad is a fulfilling, refreshing, healthy recipe that every salad lover should try! This keto friendly, low carb, cauliflower cobb recipe is the perfect salad for lunch or dinner!
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Grilled Zucchini Recipe
This Grilled Zucchini recipe is as easy as it gets, & a simple and healthy way to enjoy this summer veggie! Includes step by step photos & instructions.
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Grilled Zucchini
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. Cauliflower florets cooked in the air fryer until crispy then tossed in buffalo sauce and butter! Low carb and keto!
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Buffalo Cauliflower
Roasted Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
You’ll love this healthy Roasted Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette recipe! Roasting broccoli makes it more delicious and flavorful!
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Keto Antipasto Salad
This easy Keto Antipasto Salad is packed full of Italian meats, cheeses, and vegetables for a delicious low carb side dish that is perfect for parties!
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Antipasto Salad
Keto Chinese Noodle Salad with Low Carb Palmini Pasta
Keto Creamy Chinese Noodle Salad is made with low carb noodles & delicious Asian dressing. Fast and easy, a no-cook, satisfying dinner.
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Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad
This classic creamy cucumber salad has been passed down for good reason – it’s incredible! It’s also simple and quick, just the way it should be.
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Final Thoughts

When cooking for the whole family, for BBQs and outdoor parties, it can be useful to mix and match – have a few low-carb options as well as regular dishes. I also really like to use my Instant Pot to prep dishes for parties. Try these Instant Pot sides and main dishes.

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BBQ Side Dishes and Salads
16 Keto Low Carb BBQ Sides & Salads

5 thoughts on “16 Keto Low Carb BBQ Sides & Salads

  1. Petro says:

    All these recipes sound super delicious! I’ve always wanted to give keto a try, these would make my journey a lot easier! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain says:

    Amazing! We have already fired up the bbq many times this year and I would love to add some fresh recipes to my side dish rut!

  3. AISilva says:

    What a great roundup post of keto bbq sides and salads and just in time for summer BBQ season. The antipasto and cobb salads look so good. Thank you!

  4. Bintu | Budget Delicious says:

    So many delicious sides and salads to try! I am trying to eat low carb but BBQs make it so hard – I will definitely be trying some of these recipes!

  5. Katie Centers says:

    What an awesome list! I am definitely curious about the Hearts of Palm Avocado Salad and the Keto Chinese Noodle Salad with Low Carb Palmini Pasta. Two things I’ve never had before!

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