28 Keto Grilling Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water
When the summer sun starts to shine…
It’s time to get the grill out!
Some of your classic go-to grilling ideas might not be keto-compliant.
But with this fantastic and flavorful list of keto-friendly options? You’re sure to find new favorites.
Here are some of the Keto grilling recipes you’ll find below:
- Grilled Chicken Skewers with Garlic Sauce
- Bacon & Heart Rolls
- Shiso Shrimpy and Grilled!
- Low Carb Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Pesto Mayo
- Stuffed Bacon Guacamole Burger
- Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers
- Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
- Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa
- Carne Asada
- Grilled Fish with Fresh Blueberry Salsa
- Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops with Charmoula
- Korean BBQ Shortribs
- Garlic Lime Chicken
- Lemon Rosemary Grilled Artichokes
- Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Caesar Dressing
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Grilled Marinara
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Table Of Contents – Keto Grilling Recipes
- Keto Grilling Recipes – Chicken
- Keto Grilling Recipes – Beef and Lamb
- Keto Grilling Recipes – Sausage and Bacon
- Keto Grilling Recipes – Fish and Seafood
- Keto Grilling Recipes – Vegetable
Keto Grilling Recipes: Chicken
The garlic sauce in this 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 variation on this recipe, 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.
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.
Ingredients: chicken, lime juice, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper, cilantro, lime, coconut milk, lime juice, garlic.
Citrus and chicken make a lovely combination for a summer barbecue and will soon become a family favorite. Even the children will love these, and they are economical too since you can use the cheaper thighs instead of breast chunks. Served with the creamy, garlicky sauce, this will have you licking your lips and writing this recipe down for next time!
– Swiss Paleo
Ingredients: chicken, olive oil, egg, apple cider vinegar, paprika, dry sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, salt, black pepper, ground cloves.
One of the benefits of mixing up your own seasonings is that you can use a blend that suits your own palate. The herbs in this recipe give the chicken a lovely rich flavor and this combination would also work well with grilled pork. Cooking these on the grill instead of the oven will give you even crispier skin. But either way, remember to marinade for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to soak into the meat.
– Popular Paleo
Ingredients: garlic, artichoke, sea salt, parsley, extra virgin olive oil, chicken, spinach.
If you have never tried roasted garlic before you might look at this recipe and think WOW! But let me reassure you that roasted garlic is not the same as the pungent variety you use in other dishes, it takes on a sweetness and is much mellower, giving a richness to the flavor of this chicken dish. If you don’t have wooden skewers then you can use wooden toothpicks instead.
Don’t be shy about using garlic in your cooking. Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. touts the many benefits of garlic, and says, “You shouldn’t let dreaded garlic breath prevent you from enjoying this herb. Eating a raw apple and/or chewing on some mint or parsley leaves after a garlicky meal are some easy ways to freshen your breath naturally.”
– Stupid Easy Paleo
Ingredients: strawberries, coconut vinegar, apple juice, Thai chilis or chili paste, garlic, lime juice, ginger, salt, black pepper, coconut oil.
Strawberries are well known as being even more delicious when sprinkled with pepper and they definitely go well with chili. There is such a great level of freshness in this meal and a zing from the lime juice that brightens up the whole dish. This would be great served with a simple vegetable stir-fry or sauté.
Even reading this recipe will make your mouth water! The strawberry, lime and tomato flavors remind me of hot summer days sharing a meal with friends in the garden. One tip here is that chicken tenders can be cheaper if you buy them frozen. So if you have arranged a family meal, just defrost what you need and save the rest for later.
– Primally Inspired
Ingredients: chicken, onion, garlic, lime, cilantro, chili powder, sea salt, pepper, chicken stock or broth, red pepper flakes (optional) or jalapeño (optional).
Here is a very adaptable recipe, as the chicken can be spiced up or down and cooked in whatever way you like! The lime gives the meat a great zing of flavor and you can add chili if you like them spicy. If you are using chicken breast simply cut them into strips and load them on skewers. If you are using wooden skewers, just remember to soak them first so they don’t burn.
Keto Grilling Recipes: Beef and Lamb
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: flank steak, coconut oil or olive oil, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, ginger, paprika, onion or 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 salsa of your choice.
There is something so appealing about mini food. And these little burgers can be a great way to encourage the kids to eat the healthier option! These are easy to make and could be frozen raw in batches for easy party food or as a super lunch for the family. You can serve these as they are or with a fresh salad for a lovely starter.
A steak salad can make a really impressive dish for a dinner party and tastes amazing served with these crunchy vegetables, which complement the meaty steak well. For an even bigger hit of flavor, you could try sprinkling the steak with a mixture of ground ginger and garlic powder before marinating, then cook in the same way.
Because these ribs have been marinated overnight, the meat takes on the flavors of the marinade really well, enhancing the overall taste of the meat. This recipe suggests serving the ribs with kimchi, which is traditional fermented spiced cabbage, but you could also use this marinade with pork ribs and serve them with a fresh homemade salsa.
Lamb chops make the perfect cut to grill for an outdoor meal as they have their own ‘handle’ to allow you to pick them up easily. The cumin helps to give these lovely chops a slightly Moroccan flavor, and the chili can be adjusted to suit your own palate. Taking very little time to prepare and cook, these would be a great idea for a summertime lunch!
– Stupid Easy Paleo
Ingredients: seltzer water, lemon juice, dill, garlic, bay leaves, ground paprika, ground coriander, ground cumin, sea salt, ground black pepper, lamb, yellow onions.
Kebabs have been a popular way to cook lamb for centuries in many countries across the world. For some reason, lamb tends to take on the spices and seasonings well and is tenderized slightly by the citrus juice in the marinade. You could also put chopped bell peppers on the skewers for a bit of sweetness. Serve these with a crunchy salad or coleslaw mix.
– Jan’s Sushi Bar
Ingredients: orange, limes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chipotle chili powder, cilantro, ground cumin, salt, flank steak.
There is something really appealing about a good grilled steak, especially one that has been marinated with citrus and spices! Cooked quite quickly on the grill, this amazing steak goes well served with grilled vegetables for a lovely summer family meal. Just remember to rest the steak once it is cooked as this will allow the meat to relax and become even more tender.
Korean marinades for steak usually have the elements of sweet, salty and spicy, and this recipe shows this off well. Barbecue cooking can be so healthy and can be a great way to feed the family in the summertime. The steak is served on cauliflower rice, but could also be served with grilled vegetables or a summery salad.
– Primally Inspired
Ingredients: flank or skirt steak, white vinegar, olive oil or oil of choice, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano, smoked paprika.
This is another recipe that can be cooked on the grill if the weather is nice. The spices and herbs give the beef a lovely flavor and there is a subtle heat from the chili. You may not like your steak too pink in the middle, but remember the longer you cook it the tougher the beef will be, so try not to overcook. Serve this with a salsa or a garlic sauce.
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: lamb, olive oil, Ras el Hanout, salt, mint, parsley, lemon zest, garlic, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, pepper.
Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
If you fancy trying something new, then this Moroccan recipe would be worth a try. The marinade is traditional and includes rose petals and lavender, which go well with the lamb. Charmoula is often used as a marinade, but can also be served like you would a pesto. These chops would be perfect served with grilled asparagus or bell peppers.
Keto Grilling Recipes: Sausage and Bacon
Stuffed burgers have become more common in recent years, but they are normally stuffed with cheese or ketchup, so these delicious homemade ones can give the whole family a treat when they bite into them. Packed with the avocado and salty bacon, the filling gives a lovely contrast to the burger. These would be perfect for a family meal and even the youngest members would enjoy these.
– Paleo On A Budget
Ingredients: red onion, English cucumber, yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, fat of choice, sausages, cumin, garlic powder.
Sometimes you just need a quick and tasty dish for an easy lunch and this one will be ideal! This is a colorful and delicious dish that is adaptable as you can use whatever veggies you have. The cumin and garlic give a lovely seasoning to the vegetables. And there is a lovely combination between the meaty sausage and the crunch and juiciness of the fresh vegetables.
Organ meats can be a great source of vitamins and nutrients which you would normally get from different ingredients but can be a bit off-putting to some people, so mixing them up with bacon can be the perfect answer – it helps to mask any unusual flavor and texture. The heart can be so tender and delicious and can take some heat from the chili.
Keto Grilling Recipes: Fish and Seafood
Shiso is a member of the mint family and is very common in Japanese cuisine, where it is used in soups and shredded into noodle dishes. It is also a good ingredient to use in a pesto as described here and is often found served with fish. You can either use the pesto while the shrimp are cooking or serve it over the shrimp once they are cooked.
– The Paleo Couple
Ingredients: onion, fennel bulb, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, white wine, basil leaves, capers, ghee, swordfish fillets, basil.
Swordfish is a meaty fish which can complement quite strong flavors, so feel free to spice up the seasoning if you prefer. The aniseed flavor from the fennel goes really well with fish and the fresh and aromatic basil sets this dish on another level. This would be a great idea to serve at a dinner party as it is colorful and delicious and very impressive.
Swordfish is perfect for cooking on skewers as it is a meaty fish and will hold together well. You could also use salmon or shrimp if you can’t get swordfish. Pesto is a wonderful, aromatic seasoning and when mixed with mayo, takes on a rich creamy texture which is amazing with fish. Alternatively, this swordfish can be cooked as steaks on the grill and served with roasted tomatoes.
– Seasonal & Savory
Ingredients: fish fillets, olive oil, salt, ground white pepper, blueberries, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, green onions, lime juice.
Sometimes simple is best, just like here with a lovely piece of grilled, seasoned fish! You will find this recipe successful if you use a meaty fish such as salmon or swordfish and the simple seasonings of salt and pepper are all it needs. Partnered with the fresh, fruity and spicy salsa and you have a fantastic summery meal to enjoy.
Keto Grilling Recipes: Vegetables
– Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!
Ingredients: Roma tomatoes, sweet onion, garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, basil or parsley, spaghetti squash, olive oil, water.
Taking the time to grill the tomatoes and onions is so worth the effort as they take on a distinct sweetness which sets off the heat from the chili flakes. Spaghetti squash is the perfect ‘pasta’ alternative and takes on the flavors of this sauce so well. And who doesn’t like the combo of tomato and basil? Sweet, fragrant and fresh!
– Slim Palate
Ingredients: Romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado oil, anchovy fillets, olive oil, mayonnaise, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, garlic, lemon juice.
Photo Credit: Joshua from Slim Palate
One of the best features of romaine lettuce is that if you grill it for a couple of minutes, it retains its shape and crunch and doesn’t end up soggy, so if you have never tried grilled lettuce, this recipe would be ideal. The anchovy fillets and balsamic vinegar give a great contrast to the sweet lettuce and there is a subtle warmth from the mustard. This dish would be great as a starter for a dinner with friends.
– Ari’s Menu
Ingredients: lemons, artichokes, rosemary, olive oil, salt, pepper.
This recipe would be perfect for a dinner with friends and family because the artichoke’s construction means you have to take your time to eat it, leaving time for conversation. This is quite a simple recipe but the rosemary and lemon give the artichoke flavor a real boost. It is a good idea to provide each guest with a side plate on which to discard the leaves.