Low Carb and Keto-Friendly Memorial Day BBQ Recipes — including Cocktails!

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and the perfect opportunity to fire up the grill. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or are just looking for some creative low carb and keto recipes, we’ve got you covered! This Memorial Day, skip all that added sugar and overly-processed carbs found in traditional BBQ recipes — instead, find out how not having them can be even tastier with these low carb and keto-friendly Memorial Day BBQ recipe options. Not only do we have plenty of delicious main dishes for your guests to enjoy, but also sides, cocktails (that don’t kick off your diet), plus some guilt-free desserts too. Read on for an unforgettable Memorial Day menu any foodie will love.

Low Carb BBQ Side Dishes

Although it’s easy to get carried away with the main event – the BBQ – why not step up your sides game this year by offering guests healthier alternatives while still keeping the affair festive? We’ve gathered a selection of mouthwatering low carb and keto Memorial Day side dishes that will please all palates present.

Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Who doesn’t like deviled eggs? And who doesn’t love a Bloody Mary – either on an early flight or with Sunday brunch? Well, these perfectly sized keto deviled eggs are a mix of these two delights and the combo is a delicious mix of creamy, spicy goodness!
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Grilled Halloumi Bruschetta
This keto-friendly way to enjoy a bright, fresh summer bruschetta will become on of your favorite summertime appetizers.
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Low Carb Keto Guacamole
This low carb keto guacamole recipe is also great with our favorite keto crackers or our favorite keto tortilla chips made with Cut Da Carb flatbread — YUM!
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Keto Coleslaw
No BBQ is complete without coleslaw! Not only is cabbage so good for you, this keto version is perfect on bunless burgers and with grilled chicken.
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Air Fryer Keto Jicama Fries
Potato who? These jicama fries and crispy and the perfect side for burgers and hot dogs for summer BBQs.
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keto french fries
Low Carb Greek “Pasta” Salad
With a light, tangy dressing and crisp vegetables along with creamy feta and your favorite low carb pasta, this salad is the perfect side for BBQs or get togethers and also a delicious main dish for lunch.
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Low Carb Greek Pasta Salad

Low Carb BBQ Main Dishes

The main event doesn’t just have to be burgers and dogs (though I love those too!). For buns, I love Sola’s low carb buns — they taste just like the real thing and no one will know they’re low carb!

Hot Italian Sausages with Broccoli Slaw
No BBQ is complete with hot dogs and cole slaw! This elevated recipe uses hot Italian sausages and a tangy broccoli slaw for a delicious and nutritious spin on a favorite.
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Hot Italian Sausages with Broccoli Slaw
Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Vegetables with Mustard Glaze
Grilling shrimp is the best way to prepare the sweet shellfish if you can, and with some crisp veggies and a mustard glaze, this will become one of your go-to summer recipes.
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Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Vegetables with Mustard Glaze
Keto BBQ Grilled Chicken
Tangy sweet barbecued chicken is one of our summer staples – it’s a crowd pleaser, super easy to cook and a nice change from burgers.
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Low Carb Desserts

I love dessert, which is why I wrote a book dedicated to ket-friendly and low carb baking! These three recipes are easy to whip up and will all be crowd pleasers!

Keto Custard Tart
I love serving this simple and refreshing tart, topped with berries, for summer BBQs and for a light but delicious way to end a meal.
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Keto Lemon Bars
Keto and low carb lemon squares make the perfect treat!
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keto lemon bars
Keto Cheesecake Bites
A delicious, cheesecake like treat that also helps you get those fat macros in!
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keto cheesecake bites

Low Carb and Keto-Friendly Cocktails

If you know me, you know I love a good cocktail. So of course, I have mastered the art of low carb and low sugar cocktails. Here are three that are perfect for this weekend’s BBQ.

Keto Sangria
The flavors of the tea with wine, brandy and fresh fruit makes this a refreshing and delicious summer cocktail.
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keto sangria
Keto Sugar-Free Lime Margaritas
This stevia-sweetened version of a keto classic margarita recipe is simple to make and the addition of pink sea salt on the rim (totally optional) adds a nice touch – and some good minerals to go with our keto cocktail!
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Low Carb Watermelon Margarita
This watermelon margarita is oh-so-refreshing with tangy fresh lime juice, fresh juiced watermelon and of course, tequila!
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watermelon margarita
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