The links in this post may be affiliate links. This means I may receive a small commission if you buy through these links, at no additional cost to you, which helps me run this blog. Read my disclosure here.
Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Summer is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means all sorts of outdoor picnics and barbecues and celebrations! And just because you’ve adopted a low carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t fully enjoy all that summer has to offer. These keto summer bbq recipes will take you from mains to sides to drinks to desserts all while keeping your carbs low!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes

You do NOT have to miss out on your favorite summer foods just because you’ve adopted a ketogenic diet. If you know anything about me, you’ll know I am not about a deprivation lifestyle, but one where you can enjoy yourself while also nourishing and healing your body.

Let’s get to the recipes, shall we?

Main Dishes

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

BBQ Sauce

Ok, so this is a sauce, not a main dish. But a good keto barbecue sauce is key for many cookout meals! My favorite is my Bourbon Maple BBQ Sauce— it’s sweet and tangy with just a little heat (add more to your taste!) and my family loves it.

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Ribs

I recently shared these Instant Pot Pork Ribs and they’re the absolute perfect summer cookout meal. They cook in the Instant Pot and can be finished on the grill for the best flavor.

And if you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, get one! It’s perfect for summer because it won’t heat up your kitchen!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Burgers

I love burgers. I often eat bunless burgers, but sometimes I want a proper bun. My favorite buns are these Hamburger Buns by Low Carb Maven– they’re made with a mozzarella dough and come out really nicely.

I also love smothering my burgers with my creamy mushroom sauce and onions! And while conventional ketchup can have 5 carbs per tablespoon (whoa!) I love this unsweetened ketchup from Westbrae on my burgers and dogs. It only has 1 carb per tablespoon.

Photo Credit: All Day I Dream About Food

Or check out these Brie & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Burgers by All Day I Dream About Food. I’m drooling just looking at them!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -by amber's hands-
Photo Credit: Remake My Plate

Chicken Burgers

If you’re looking for something a little different, these Cilantro Chicken Burgers by Remake My Plate are a fun twist on traditional burgers and are a great option for those who don’t like red meat.

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

BBQ Chicken

If you’re looking for a main dish to bring somewhere where you won’t have access to a grill but still want bbq flavor, make up this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken and stir in a batch of keto BBQ sauce!

Photo Credit: A Full Living

Chipotle Lime Shrimp

Seafood deserves some love on this list, too! Grilled shrimp is so easy and quick to make, and this Chipotle Lime Shrimp from A Full Living is packed with flavor perfect for your next BBQ!

Photo Credit: BBQ Smarts

We can’t talk grilling without talking about steak! A while back, Tim from BBQ Smarts did a guest post here and shared with us how to make a perfect Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri. Check it out!

Sides

Photo Credit: All Day I Dream About Food

Cauliflower Salad

Potato salad is a staple of summer BBQs, but potatoes are not low carb. Luckily for us, Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food has us covered with a Cauliflower Salad that hits all those potato salad notes without all the carbs!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -by amber's hands-
Photo Credit: Remake My Plate

Grilled Caesar Salad

The grill isn’t just for meat! How amazing does this Grilled Caesar Salad by Remake My Plate look? Grilled lettuce is topped with parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing, and garlic parmesan keto croutons! Yum!

Photo Credit: Whole Lotta Yum

Broccoli Salad

I’ll be honest– the traditional broccoli salad has always been one of my favorites but until recently I’d never tried a low carb version. This Keto Broccoli Salad by Whole Lotta Yum is a great one and gives you all the same feeling as the traditional one, without all the sugar!

Photo Credit: All Day I Dream About Food

Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad

If you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary but still bursting with summer flavors, check out this Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad by All Day I Dream About Food. I have never met a caprese salad I didn’t like, and I can’t wait to try this one!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -by amber's hands-
Photo Credit: Remake My Plate

Coleslaw

There’s just something about BBQ that calls for coleslaw, in my opinion. It’s perfect for layering with BBQ shredded chicken or pork on a low carb sandwich. But traditional coleslaw has loads of sugar in it. Check out this Low Carb Coleslaw by Remake My Plate for a much healthier version!

Drinks

Let’s not forget that parties include drinks! But most cocktails have more sugar than we’d like to admit. Check out these sugar-free beauties that will leave you just as satisfied.

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Blackberry Basil Lemonade

My latest cocktail is this Blackberry Basil Lemonade that can be spiked with vodka, or left as a family-friendly lemonade for your whole gathering.

Photo Credit: A Full Living

Raspberry Mint Julep

This super summery Raspberry Mint Julep by A Full Living is full of fresh flavors that are perfect for a hot day outside!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Bourbon Peach Tea

Last summer, this Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail was my go-to drink. It’s easy to make a big ol’ pitcher for a group (or, you know, for having in the fridge to sip on all weekend.) I love the combination of bourbon and peach, and kept this low carb by using peach tea.

Photo Credit: A Full Living

Blackberry Ginger Gin Smash

This drink is one of my absolute favorites of all time, and honestly it’s perfect year round but I’m definitely including it in my summer plans. You definitely need to try this Blackberry Ginger Gin Smash by A Full Living.

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Paloma

I’ve recently become totally obsessed with these Keto Palomas by Boozy Ketones. Tequila and grapefruit go together so well I may never choose lime again! I love making mine with grapefruit Bai Bubbles— it already contains a little grapefruit juice so it makes it even easier to make!

Desserts

Yeah, you didn’t think I’d leave you without desserts, did you? I would never do that to you.

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Ice Cream Bars

I think these Low Carb Snickers Ice Cream Bars are my all-time favorite keto dessert. They’re everything I want, and you can make them up to a week ahead and store them in the freezer (just know they might not last that long! They’re very hard to resist.)

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -by amber's hands-
Photo Credit: Whole Lotta Yum

Blondies

A great option for bringing to a potluck, these Keto Blondies by Whole Lotta Yum are sure to please! And you know I’d be adding my favorite Pascha dark chocolate chips to these.

Photo Credit: All Day I Dream About Food

Keto Cherry Pudding Pops

I am a total sucker for all things cherry, so I’m totally stoked for these Cherry Pudding Pops from All Day I Dream About Food. And guess what! They’re dairy-free, so if that’s a concern for you, you’re all set!

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Last year for the 4th of July I made these Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches by Joy Filled Eats and boy were they a hit. I used my own ice cream recipe, and they were absolute perfection.

Keto Summer BBQ Recipes -keto cake walk-

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

And if you’re looking for a recipe that’s fresh and delicious without any sweetness whatsoever, try out my Chocolate Raspberry Tart, sweetened only by raspberries and very dark chocolate in the crust. Perfect for serving to people who may not be keen on low carb sweeteners.

What do you think? What other low carb BBQ recipes do you love?

Summer means cook outs! These keto summer bbq recipes will take you from mains to sides to drinks to desserts all while keeping your carbs low!  #summer #bbq #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #grainfree #4thofJuly #cookout #barbecue #grilling
From main dishes to sides, to drinks and desserts, this list of low carb BBQ recipes has everything you need to celebrate this summer! #summer #bbq #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #grainfree #4thofJuly #cookout #barbecue #grilling
*UPDATED TO INCLUDE EVEN MORE RECIPES!* From main dishes to sides, to drinks and desserts, this list of low carb BBQ recipes has everything you need to celebrate this summer! #summer #bbq #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #grainfree #4thofJuly #cookout #barbecue #grilling

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss a new recipe!

By Subscribing, you agree to receive our promotional marketing materials and agree with our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.
close

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss a new recipe!

By Subscribing, you agree to receive our promotional marketing materials and agree with our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *