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Keto Summer Recipes for Cookouts, BBQs, and More!

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  Published on June 20th, 2020
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  Last modified January 25th, 2023
summer keto recipes

It’s officially summer! The temperatures are rising, beaches and parks are starting to fill up, and the kids are out of school (well, virtual school for most!).  You’ve been working all year on that beach body (although to be clear, all bodies are beach bodies) and now it’s time to celebrate the start of summer with a cookout, BBQ, or bonfire in the great outdoors. Being keto at events like these can be tough because chances are, your friends and family might not eat as low-carb as you do. We’re here for the rescue though! Here are 10 delicious keto recipes perfect for summer and you can take them to that family outing without anyone knowing they are low-carb!

keto bbq chicken and potato salad

1) Keto BBQ Bacon Chicken Skewers with Cauli-faux-tato Salad

No one will even be able to tell these BBQ skewers and cauliflower “potato” salad are keto! They are packed full of flavor and delicious BBQ taste without all of the added sugar!

2) Juicy Grilled Keto Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker shrimp is perfect for summer BBQs, dinner parties, and everything in between. Unfortunately, most are breaded before they are fried, adding unnecessary carbohydrates. Not this keto firecracker shrimp recipe, though! These grilled shrimp are non-breaded but still full of that delicious seafood flavor.

keto firecracker shrimp
Keto Stuffed Hamburgers

3) Keto Stuffed Burgers 

Burgers are a summer BBQ staple, but they can get boring over time! Luckily, these aren’t your average boring hamburgers! No! They are stuffed with bacon and cheese! Top it off with a delicious keto hamburger bun or lettuce wrap to complete this perfect summer recipe!

4) Keto Mashed Cauliflower

This keto mashed cauliflower provides you with that creamy taste of homemade mashed potatoes we all know and love without all the carbs.

keto mashed cauliflower
keto cauliflower mac n cheese

5) Keto Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This keto cauliflower mac n’ cheese will have you thinking you’re indulging on some gooey, cheesy, homemade mac n’ cheese… without the heavy carbs.

6) Keto Broccoli Salad

Swap out carb-heavy potato salad for this delicious, nutrient-dense, keto broccoli salad instead! It tastes just as good, but without the metabolic impact!

Keto Broccoli Salad
keto corn bread

7) Keto “Corn” Bread

Feeling blue about missing out on your favorite side dish during this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck. This Keto Corn Bread is the perfect substitute.

8) Keto “Apple” Pie Trifle

This amazing “apple” pie trifle uses chayote squash instead of real apples. Chayote is lower in carbs than jicama and resembles the texture of an apple, making it the perfect apple substitute.

keto apple pie triffle
keto apple pie

8) Keto Apple-less Apple Pie

Apple Pie on the keto diet? Yep, you read that right. You can have this Keto Apple Pie without any worry of going over your carb intake for the day.

9) Blackberry Keto Margarita Pops

The tasty and elegant, yet simple blackberry keto margarita pops are the perfect summer treat!

keto margarita pops
keto margarita with blood orange

10) Keto Blood Orange Margarita

This is not your average sugar-free cocktail. This keto margarita is jazzed up with fresh blood orange, making it the perfect cocktail for summer!

What’s Your Favorite Summer Keto Recipe?

Comment below and let us know! Make sure to follow us on social media for delicious keto recipes all summer long! 

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