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32 Keto Fourth of July Recipes That Are Ready For Fireworks!

Louise Hendon | June 6
32 Keto Fourth of July Recipes That Are Ready For Fireworks! #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-fourth-of-july-recipes

As a holiday at the height of summer, Fourth of July recipes are all about easy outdoor dining. From BBQ favorites to easy picnic-friendly salads and sides, we’ve put together a list of the best Keto-friendly recipes that are the perfect accompaniment to any fireworks display.

Looking for healthy main courses? This list has it all: from easy chicken skewers to beef burgers to baked ribs. What about picnic-ready sides? How about some Buffalo cauliflower bites, classic chicken salad, and grilled asparagus with prosciutto?

And it’s not July 4 without a fabulous red, white, and blue dessert. From fruit-filled blackberry jello to popsicles to mascarpone mousse, you’re sure to enjoy a Keto-friendly Fourth of July in style with these fantastic recipes!

Here are just a few of the Keto Fourth of July Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Fourth of July Main Dishes

Fall Off the Bone Keto Baked Ribs

– Keto Summit

Fall Off the Bone Keto Baked Ribs with Apple Ginger Tamari Glaze

Ingredients: baby back ribs, applesauce, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, olive oil, fresh ginger, garlic, salt, pepper.

Here is another keto and paleo rib recipe that takes its inspiration from Asian flavors as you are using garlic, ginger and gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos. This combination works so well with the pork and the applesauce gives a little hint of fruit to cut through any fattiness. Because you are adding the marinade right at the end of cooking, it gives the ribs a wonderful glaze and sticky texture.

Keto Pork Carnitas with Lettuce Wraps

– Keto Summit


Keto Pork Carnitas with Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients: olive oil, dried oregano, lime juice, cumin powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, onion, garlic, pork shoulder, chicken broth, lettuce leaves, lime wedges, flat leaf parsley, salt, pepper.

Whoever invented lettuce wraps was a genius! They can be enjoyed by even the younger members of the family, especially when you think that kids love eating with their hands! It’s also a fantastic way to get them eating healthy without them noticing. With this recipe you can serve everything in individual bowls, then everyone can build their keto wraps to suit their taste!

3-Ingredient Crispy Keto Chicken Thighs

– Keto Summit

3-Ingredient Crispy Keto Chicken Thighs

Ingredients: chicken thighs (with the skin on), olive oil or avocado oil, salt.

Spring is here so all thoughts can turn to eating chicken thighs, barbecued meat and all things summery! As you know, most coatings for chicken involve some form of breadcrumbs, which are not Keto or AIP-friendly, so using this low carb recipe could be the answer! It simply uses the skin on the thighs as a crispy coating that you can enjoy with a fresh, green salad for a delicious lunch.

Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers

Ingredients: ground beef, leeks, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper.


This is a recipe which can be so versatile, allowing you to add in your own favorite veggies, or whatever you have in the fridge! Instead of leeks, you could add onion or peppers for a more Mediterranean-inspired taste. You can also include fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, or spice them up with some chili flakes. The choice is yours but just keep an eye on the carbs!

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe with Garlic Sauce

– Paleo Flourish

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe with Garlic Sauce

Ingredients: chicken breast, onion, bell peppers, zucchini, garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil.

The garlic sauce in this paleo recipe can also be used as a dip for veggie sticks and tastes amazing! If you want more color on these skewers then use red and yellow peppers, or for a slight difference, roll up strips of bacon instead of some of the chicken. It might be a good idea to use metal skewers for chicken as they help to make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly.

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Marinade

– Paleo Flourish

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Marinade

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper.

There is something wonderful about tucking into a good drumstick straight from the grill and these ones are no exception! Garlic is the perfect partner to serve on chicken, giving them a slightly Asian taste and the drumsticks have a slight tanginess from the lemon. These taste great on their own or served with some grilled veggies for a delicious paleo feast.

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

– Paleo Flourish

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Ingredients: flank steak, coconut oil or olive oil, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, fresh ginger, paprika, onion powder, salt, dried thyme, chili powder.

Using citrus in a marinade can help to tenderize the meat, allowing you to use cheaper cuts – great if you are on a budget! It also allows the flavor of the herbs and seasoning to be absorbed by the meat so the steak will taste amazing. Simply place the steak on the grill until it is cooked to your taste, then serve with grilled vegetables or a homemade low carb salsa of your choice.

Shiso Shrimpy and Grilled!

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Shiso Shrimpy and Grilled!

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: shiso leaves or mint leaves, parsley, pistachios, sea salt, garlic, coconut aminos, sesame oil, lime juice, olive oil, shrimp.

When we have a barbecue I find that shrimp skewers are the best to start with as they cook really quickly and will give you time to cook the rest without being hurried by hungry folks! In this low carb shrimp recipe, you use shiso leaves and they are part of the mint family, so if you can’t source them anywhere you can use regular mint leaves instead.

Shrimp can be a great way to get the minerals you need on Keto. Naturopathic physician and Sports Nutritionist Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, says, “If you’re starting up (or already following) a keto diet, it’s important to make sure you keep your electrolytes in balance; boost sodium levels by adding Sea salt to meals and a bone broth drink, and keep potassium and magnesium levels up via nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, fish and shellfish.”

Bacon Wrapped Brats (Contains Dairy)

– Caveman Keto

Ingredients: brats, beers, bacon, romaine lettuce, cheese.

When you are throwing a barbecue it can be great to find something really new to cook, so next time why not try these bacon-wrapped brats! You boil them first and then wrap in bacon and finish off on the grill, giving you the perfect keto dish to serve to the family. If you don’t like the thought of using beer you can simply use bone broth instead.

Keto Fourth of July Side Dishes

Keto Coleslaw

– Keto Summit

Keto Coleslaw Recipe

Ingredients: cabbage, carrot, apple cider vinegar, mayo, mustard, onion.

Coleslaw is a side dish that is recognized all over the world, with certain variations depending on where you are. However, the most common type is a mix of cabbage, carrot, and onion in a mayo dressing, just like this one. It makes a great Keto side as it goes well with so many meats and fish and can be a great way to encourage picky eaters to eat vegetables.

Keto Chicken Salad with Lemon and Strawberries

– Keto Summit

Keto Chicken Salad with Lemon and Strawberries

Ingredients: salad greens, chicken meat, strawberries, olive oil, lemon juice.

The fresh tastes in this great keto chicken salad make it perfect for lunch on a warm day! This is a good way to use up leftover roast chicken as you are shredding the meat for this dish. The strawberries add a fruity note and juicy texture, but you are only using two per serving so it doesn’t add in too many carbohydrates.

Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

– Keto Summit

Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients: cauliflower, avocado oil, garlic powder, salt, ghee, hot sauce.

As we can see in loads of keto recipes, cauliflower can take on the flavors of other strong-tasting ingredients like garlic, making these not just about the flavor of the cauliflower. These lovely bites are spicy and make the perfect party food served with any keto dip of your choice. This recipe would also work with broccoli florets if the family just don’t ‘do’ cauliflower!

5-Min Super Easy Keto Guacamole

– Keto Summit

5-Min Super Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients: avocado, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, salt, fresh or dried cilantro.

This is one of the easiest recipes ever! It only takes five minutes to make a super-delicious guacamole, so this would be a great recipe if you have friends who drop in unexpectedly and you need to provide a snack, or when you are settling down to watch the game! This tastes amazing when served with low carb tortilla chips or with vegetable crudités.

Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad [5-Min Recipe]

– Keto Summit

Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad [5-Min Recipe]

Ingredients: cucumber, mayo, lemon juice, ground black pepper, salt.

Although this is a very simple recipe with only a few ingredients, the light, fresh and creamy salad would make a fantastic keto side with steak or any grilled meats. As cucumber has a low-calorie content, this salad would be great if you are watching your weight too. This dish is best served as soon as it is ready as it can become very watery if stored for any time.

Ketogenic Curried Chicken Salad

– Keto Summit

Ketogenic Curried Chicken Salad

Ingredients: chicken breast, onion, coconut oil, red bell pepper, zucchini or cucumber, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, coconut cream, curry powder, salt, cilantro, lettuce leaves.

Here is a light and delicious ketogenic meal that the whole family can enjoy, right down to the youngest ones! Imagine sitting down to a bowl of curried chicken salad, scooping it into lettuce leaf wraps and munching it down – perfect for picnics, lunches with friends or packed in a lunchbox to take to work. You can choose how hot the curry powder is, so spice it up to suit your own palate.

Creamy Broccoli Salad With Bacon

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: broccoli florets, bacon, green onion, mayonnaise, white vinegar, Swerve or powdered erythritol or stevia glycerite, sesame oil.

If you are looking for a fresh and tasty salad to serve with grilled meats, you might enjoy this low carb broccoli salad. It comprises raw veggies with crispy bacon and all smothered in a creamy sauce which is actually dairy free. If you prefer your broccoli a bit softer you can blanche the florets in boiling water for a couple of minutes before assembling the salad.

Low Carb Potato Salad – Turnip Fauxtato Substitute

– Ketogasm

Low Carb Potato Salad – Turnip Fauxtato Substitute

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: turnips, eggs, dill pickle, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, salt, pepper.

If you are entertaining guests, it is a good idea to serve all sorts of sides that they can help themselves to, and whose Mom didn’t have her version of potato salad on the table!? Because of the high carb count in potatoes, it is a good idea to use turnip as an alternative as it has the same consistency and once it is covered in dressing you will hardly notice any difference!

Low Carb Asian Salad With Spiralized Zucchini

– Low Carb Yum

Low Carb Asian Salad With Spiralized Zucchini

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: zucchini, cabbage, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, avocado oil, cider vinegar, SweetLeaf stevia drops.

If you are looking for a quick and easy salad to serve as a side then look no further! This Asian salad is very low in carbohydrates yet full of freshness and texture and this would even go well with pork or lamb chops. This is a light and delicious side but if you wanted to turn this into a full meal, you could simply add in some cooked shrimp or shredded roast chicken.

Creamy Paleo Cauliflower Mash

– Paleo Flourish

Creamy Paleo Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Ingredients: cauliflower, ghee or coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt.

Here is the perfect creamy yet healthy Paleo-friendly mash to serve to family and friends as it can be used in place of mashed potato with any meal. This is ideal for people with blood sugar issues such as diabetics as the mash is very low in carbohydrates. If you are serving this mash with fish, you could chop the scallions and mix through the dish then sprinkle a little dill on the top.

Avocado Cucumber Ginger Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Avocado Cucumber Ginger Salad

Ingredients: cucumber, avocado, ginger, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, goji berries.

The salad in this recipe is very simple, yet full of flavor and is so good for you. It would make the perfect light keto lunch on a summery day and has lots of fresh taste from the cucumber and ginger, and this contrasts well with the creamy smooth avocado. You could even add in some berries of choice to make it look and taste even better.

Chicken Cauliflower “Couscous” Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Chicken Cauliflower “Couscous” Salad

Ingredients: chicken breast, cauliflower, cucumber, red pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh parsley, green onions, garlic powder, cumin powder, salt, pepper.

Just like in traditional couscous recipes, the cauliflower takes on the flavors of the seasonings but does not have the grain content, making this salad a lighter option that will not cause any inflammatory issues. You can experiment with this dish adding in other seasonings, and I like to use lime instead of lemon juice for an even fresher flavor. I also sprinkle some chopped chives on the top for added color.

AIP Easy Roasted Asparagus

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, salt.

This is a basic recipe to use as a guide for roasting asparagus, and this can be so helpful if you are not a seasoned or experienced cook or are just starting on your own culinary journey. Asparagus is a super-healthy vegetable that can be used as a side or as a snack on its own, and this straightforward AIP recipe gives you the option to cook the veg for as long as suits your taste.

Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto

– Cook Eat Paleo

Grilled Asparagus Wrapped with Prosciutto

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: asparagus spears, prosciutto.

Here is another wonderful Paleo and Keto appetizer that you can make in minutes! The asparagus has a strong flavor which is complemented by the salty prosciutto, and if you leave the asparagus with a bit of a bite (al dente) it is an even better taste experience. This would even be great served as a side dish for grilled chicken or beef or served with a fried egg for breakfast.

Antipasto Kebabs (Contains Dairy)

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Antipasto Kebabs

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: baby heirloom tomatoes, artichoke hearts, green olives, Kalamata olives, mozzarella balls, pepperoncini, salami.

Antipasto is a dish involving cooked meats, salad vegetables, and olives, with the choice of ingredients being totally personal. Because you are serving the different elements on skewers, you will find that youngsters are much more likely to eat these, especially if they are allowed to thread their own! These make an impressively pretty dish for a paleo or ketogenic dinner party too!

Avocado with Strawberry Salsa

– Meatified

Avocado with Strawberry Salsa

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: strawberries, green onions, radish, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, avocados.

This salsa is the best one to serve on a hot day as it has loads of fresh flavors from the strawberries and mint, and the radish adds a little bit of heat and crunch, all complementing the creamy flesh of the avocado. This salsa can be served in salads or with low carb chicken or steak dishes, wherever the fresh flavors would work.

Keto Fourth of July Desserts

Blackberry Jello July 4th Dessert

– Paleo Flourish

Blackberry Jello July 4th Dessert

Ingredients: blackberries or blueberries, lemon juice, water, gelatin, coconut yogurt or coconut cream, strawberries.

This is a wonderful patriotic dessert, designed for Independence Day, but it is also suitable for any summer gathering. You have the red, white and blue layers comprising fruit and yogurt and eaten all together this is a creamy and zingy fresh low carb dessert that you can enjoy any time, celebration or not! If you use blueberries you will not need to use the honey as they are sweet enough.

Paleo Jello (with Berries)

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Jello (with Berries)

Ingredients: strawberries, blueberries, gelatin powder, water.

This recipe gives you jello with a bit of a twist! It has the consistency of mousse because the jello is mixed with fruit puree, making it a lot more exciting. You can use whatever berries you prefer, and if the fruit is sweet enough you may not need to add any sweetener to it. This dessert is light and refreshing and would be a lovely Keto treat served in a fancy glass on a hot summer day. This is a great way to encourage kids to eat more fruit too!

4th Of July Fat Bomb Popsicles

– The Nourished Caveman

4th Of July Fat Bomb Popsicles

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: blueberries, coconut cream, vanilla extract, Lakanto Sugar Substitute, raspberries.

Fat bomb treats can be a great way to get healthy fats into your family and the colors in these popsicles make them look so pretty Uncle Sam will want one! Although this low carb treats take a bit of preparation to get the layered effect, the end result is absolutely amazing and would be perfect for your 4th of July celebrations.

Cheesecake Salad with Mixed Berries (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Cheesecake Salad with Mixed Berries (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: cream cheese, monk fruit concentrated powder, stevia concentrated powder, heavy whipping cream, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.

Fruit salads make the perfect summer dessert but can be a bit boring. So why not color coordinate for the 4th of July with this red, white and blue dish! You have all the delicious fruitiness of the berries wrapped up in a low carb cheesecake coating which is rich and creamy. Of course, you can use whatever fruit you like, but red white and blue have such a lovely look to them.

Avocado Popsicle with Coconut & Lime

– Ketogasm

Avocado Popsicle with Coconut & Lime

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: avocados, coconut milk, erythritol or Swerve, lime juice.

Avocado is the best ingredient to use for popsicles as it gives them a real ice cream texture and of course they give that great color! The flavors of coconut and lime give these keto popsicles a tropical twist which would go down well in the warm weather, so it is a good idea to invest in some popsicle molds so you can make homemade popsicles for the family. You can even freeze this mix in a container to serve as ice cream instead!

Mascarpone Cheese Mousse and Berries (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Mascarpone Cheese Mousse and Berries (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, vanilla stevia drops, blueberries, strawberries.

If you are holding a dinner party to celebrate the 4th of July, this dessert would really add a luxurious look to your dinner table. It has the red, white and blue of the flag, using mascarpone cheese as the creamy mousse and fresh berries for the colors. Mascarpone can be a bit expensive, but it is lower in carbs than cream cheese and you can afford to splash out for a special occasion.

Raspberry White Chocolate Fat Bombs

– Keto Summit

Raspberry White Chocolate Fat Bombs Recipe

Ingredients: coconut butter, coconut milk, coconut oil, cacao butter, vanilla extract, freeze-dried raspberries, stevia.

These little keto treats taste as good as they look! They have a great creamy texture, but with a fruity hit from the freeze-dried raspberries. They make wonderful gifts as they look so good, or would be great served at a birthday party for any age! Store them in the fridge if you have any left over as they soften quickly at room temperature. This recipe also works with freeze-dried blueberries.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.