Can I grill this? It’s a question we ask ourselves in the grocery store time after time, and when you’re eating a low-carb diet, with its emphasis on whole foods and simple ingredients, the answer is almost always yes.
You don’t need us to tell you to grill steaks and chops, and we don’t want you to stop. But while you’ve got the coals fired up, why not try some of these other unusual and awesome very low-carb ingredients? From avocado to lamb shanks, we’ve got you covered:
Grilled romaine? Too easy. Take a crack at these other grillable salad greens, featuring the best keto recipes we could find.
Grilled Kale – Leite’s Culinaria
Grilled Endive Salad with Salted Garlic and Parmesan Crumble
Grilled Iceberg Lettuce BLT Wedge Salad – Chef Savvy
Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing – Keto Diet App
Grilled Butter Lettuce with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing – The Bitten Word
It’s no coincidence that peak grilling season and peak veggie season happen at the same time. With apologies to grilling stalwarts like eggplant and bell peppers, please consider this bounty of low-carb starters and sides.
Char Grilled Avocado with a Creamy Herb Dressing – Sugar Free Mom
Cheesy Grilled Cauliflower Steaks – All Day I Dream About Food
Garlic Grilled Broccoli – Slender Kitchen
Grilled Brussels Sprouts Skewers – The Mediterranean Dish
Grilled Celery Root Steaks – Bon Appetit
Grilled Scallions with Romesco Sauce – Food Republic
Grilled Turnips – The Delightful Table
Chipotle Roasted Delicata Squash – ASweetLife
Grilled Radish Skewers with Herb Butter – I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Grilled Snap Peas – Bon Appetit
Grilled Celery Stuffed with Blue Cheese – Real Simple
Grilled Artichokes – Tori Avey
Grilled Kohlrabi – Taste of Home
Grilled Bok Choy with Spicy Asian Dressing – ASweetLife
Not grilled cheese as in the sandwich. Grilled cheese as in … cheese that’s grilled. No bread here, just the holy joining of dairy with hot metal. Melty cheese poses an extra level of difficulty, but the results and the wow factor are well worth it.
Provoleta (Grilled Provolone Cheese) – Asado Argentina
Grilled Halloumi Cheese – Salted Mint
Grilled Queso Blanco – Good Food, Better Wine
There’s basically nothing more summery than grilled seafood. If you’ve already conquered grilled shrimp and salmon, level up with these recipes.
Grilled Oysters with Garlic Parmesan Butter – Southern Kitchen
Grilled Squid – Serious Eats
Grilled Clams, Mussels or Oysters with Spicy Lemon Butter – The Splendid Table
Grilled Lobster – Saveur
Grilled Mackerel – African Bites
Grilled Sardines – Olive Magazine
Steaks, chops, burgers and sausages: if the grill was made for anything, it’s meat. But there are still some surprises you probably haven’t tried yet.
Grilled Bologna – Grillin Fools
Grilled Prosciutto – Sunset
Grilled Liver – Ketovale
Grilled Short Ribs with Smoked Paprika Rub – Dad Cooks Dinner
Tender Slow-Grilled Beef Back Ribs – The Spruce Eats
Braised and Grilled Lamb Shanks – New York Times
Grilled Keto Buffalo Wings – Plating Pixels