It’s often hard to decide what side dishes to make to go along with a Keto Entree. Whether I am making dinner for friends or just whipping something together after work, I’ve realized that going simple and delicious is always a great plan.
Here are two of my favorite Veggie Sides. They are nutritious and elegant.
Can you get more delicious than tomatoes and parmesan? It’s incredible that we can get all of that amazing umami flavor packed in a single dish!
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
1 large tomato, cut into four slices
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan
1 teaspoon sliced fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange the tomatoes on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the Italian Seasoning and Parmesan and Basil.
Bake until Cheese is bubbling, about 10 minutes.
You can do change out of the Italian Seasoning for the Chili-Lime Seasoning or Taco Seasoning and Oaxaca Cheese for a Mexican Spin on this recipe.
I sometimes forget how simply perfect roasted veggies can be. Take this recipe and make a roasted veggie side that is all your own. Try to stick to veggies that have a similar cook time, coat them in olive oil and seasoning and then just watch them until they are cooked.
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cut Brussels Sprouts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, toss the veggies in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Spread the veggies on a baking sheet in a single layer. Give them plenty of space so they roast properly.
Cook the vegetables of 20 to 25 minutes, stirring about halfway at about 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper before serving.
You can really use any Keto Vegetables in the recipe. Asparagus, zucchini, green beans, and bell peppers make an amazing combo. This mix only needs about 15 in the oven.
These recipes and a whole bunch more (like 200 more) can be found in The Big Book of Keto, now available in stores and on Amazon!